Tuesday, December 7, 2010

IVF #2 in full force

I remember waiting to conceive Dru ... and I remember seeing fellow infertiles "lap" me by starting their second round of treatments after they've already had their first child ... and I sat with empty arms ... my heart was broken. First I want to say that if that is you, and you are reading this, know that if I could reach through the screen and give you a big hug I would. The pain of infertility and loss is incredible and for that I am so sorry.

But here we are, almost 12 months after having Dru and neck deep in our second CCRM cycle (the first one was successful in 4/09, resulting in our son in 12/09). I started my period on 12/1 and went in for a local monitoring appointment on CD2 (12/2) to learn that my endometrial lining is thick 8mm (likely due to the estrogen priming piece of the protocol - though this didn't happen last time - if you review my posts back in 4/09 you'd see). So Dr. Schoolcraft asked that I wait until CD4 to start stims.

As far as protocol goes, mine is: EPP/Antagonist, same as last time. I watched for LH surge with OPK's, then 10 days later started Estrodial pills 2mg/twice daily, 11 days after surge I started .25mg Cetrotide (as there's a national shortage for Ganirelix!), I only took 2 doses (when I supposed to take 3) because AF arrived a day earlier than expected (and I took Endometrin twice daily starting 3 days post ovulation - but obviously that didn't help).

I started 2 75iu amps of Menopur in the morning and 300iu/Follistim at night, starting on Saturday 12/4. Today will be my fourth day of stims and my first local monitoring appointment. My lining was 9mm and triple stripe. My right ovary was showing 5 follies at about 8mm and my left ovary was showing 2 follies at about 10. There were a few more on either one, but the RE did not measure them. I feel like last time I had 15 follies and this time I have 7 ... but I'm trying not to get ahead of myself and get disappointed ... easier said than done.

If you think to pray for us, please do. We would really love a sibling for our precious Dru. We fly to Denver tonight -Dru, me, and my MIL. Berilac will be joining us on Thursday night.

Here we go again!

Please do keep us in your prayers,
Polly

39 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! Prayers to you for a sibbling for Dru!!

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  2. I am so used to doing the ER and ET separate that I was like, why is she even looking at lining! But, then I realized that you cold be coming home from CO pregnant in a couple of WEEKS! OMGosh, how exciting!!!! You are all in my prayers! I will say this, sometimes it really is quality, not quantity. I get a lot of eggs but they don't make it very far and I've often wondered if we worked to get a few less, if those would be stronger...so I am hoping this is the case with you. It only takes one, right!?!?!?!? Safe travels! HUGS!!!!

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  3. Wow!!! Best of luck to you!!!! Please keep us posted! Hugs

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  4. Wishing you guys the best of luck!!!!! Take Dru to the Monkey business playground. He will love it and it is a good place to kill time.
    Hugs
    Jill

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  5. Wishing you guys the best of luck!!!!! Take Dru to the Monkey business playground. He will love it and it is a good place to kill time.
    Hugs
    Jill

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  6. good luck! Will be thinking of you tons and sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

    And, wow, about the Ganirelix! Who'd have thought that there would be a shortage?!?!

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  7. we had the same thing happen our first cycle 20 eggs we got our dd the second cycle for a sibling we got 7 eggs only 5 mature , butt guess what we got twins!! best of luck~jenn

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  8. Oh my gosh - I can't believe it has been a year already! Wishing you lots of luck and thinking of you.

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  9. Praying for a hopeful heart and an occupied ute, and no more heartbreak. Love you.

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  10. Wishing you loads and loads of good wishes... try not to focus too much on the numbers (yes, easier said than done). Acupuncture, fresh mountain air, and some down time may be just the ticket. Looking forward to updates on your follies. Let me know if you need anything at all! Big hugs!

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  11. Wishing you the very best for project sibbling! :)

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  12. This is a fantastic post. I love the detail! This stuff is helpful for people cycling at not so great clinics...

    I am hoping for a sibling for Drudoc...we are in the same position. One miracle baby girl, hoping for a second.

    Good luck to you!

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