It is so hard to not be over excited during this process. We are overjoyed with our embryo news and overjoyed to have so many embryos that are healthy! Our household is full of happy, excited, and a lot of cautious optimism. It is so weird knowing the gender of your future baby, “BB Stone”!Continue reading Our feelings during this process….
The long-awaited week is over! We got the results before it had been a week! I saw the number for the lab pop up on my phone and I was a little confused because it was 2 days sooner than we thought we would get the call! As I answered the phone, I was soContinue reading Genetic testing update!
We have waited a week…..it has felt like such a long week….it felt like FOREVER! The day is finally here, all of this hard work and we are going to find out how many embryos we have being genetically tested and how many survived the petri dish process! We left off on day 3, whereContinue reading The Wonderful Life of an Embryo
We officially have embryos (they are still just cells, but they are embryos)! Since the egg retrieval, I have been a little restricted with movement. My ovaries are still huge, it takes a week or 2 for them to shrink back down. I make sure I don’t do too much, to continue to prevent myContinue reading AN EGG-TASTIC UPDATE
The day is here…..EGG RETRIEVAL DAY!!! Woo hoo! So much work and preparation has gone into this day! I, of course, get ready for the morning…wearing my pineapple socks and our “waiting in hope” hoodie! …gotta make sure I am wearing all good luck stuff! We loaded up in the car and headed to theContinue reading EGG RETRIEVAL (Nov 2019)
Injections 3.0…October 2019 We are getting close to our egg retrieval!!! WOO HOO! My stomach has started to get sore and swollen/bloated. There has also been some minor bruising. I have lost track of how many times I have given myself a shot now….it become part of my daily routine. My husband gave me 2Continue reading Injections 3.0
It seems injections need more than one post since there are soooooooooooooo many of them (there are 5 injections leading up to egg retrieval for me, 2 of them are only one-time injections). It has been 4 days since the start of injections and the doctor likes to do a follow up ultrasound after 3Continue reading Injections 2.0 & our clinic… October 2019
As my husband says “Gotta go through the drama to be the momma”…. The box was delivered….the first 3 injections I would need! The box was HUGE…am I injecting a cow or myself? That honestly could not all be for me??? I opened the box and luckily most of it was filled with a cooler,Continue reading The first injection… October 2019
The pineapple….the myth….the legend! HA! There are a lot of rumors when it comes to pineapple and infertility. Some say the pineapple has properties that help with implantation and a successful pregnancy. I read one study that said to eat an ENTIRE pineapple the day of your transfer….uhhhhhhhhhh that is a whole lotta pineapple!?! SomeContinue reading Food and Fitness
Well, we are now at the point where we have a baseline appointment to make sure my body is good to go for an egg retrieval. They have you on birth control for 11 days and you have the baseline appointment the last few days of that time frame. The birth control is to preventContinue reading Our baseline appointment… October 2019