Hi All! Thank you for looking in and reading a bit about my journey through infertility.
I am a 33 year old housewife (former crazy workaholic) in Orange County, CA braving IVF after 4 years of TTC naturally. I have been through three IVF/ICSI cycles and am currently pregnant from our 3rd cycle in February 2012.
Stick around to see the crazy medicated/estrogen filled rants!
DH - Dear Husband TTC - Trying to Concieve IF - Infertility MF - Male Factor BFN - Big Fat Negative BFP - Big Fat Positive Blast -- Blastocyst (a fully developed embryo prior to hatching and implanting) RE - Reproductive endocrinologist (Fertility Doctor) IUI - Interuterian Insemination IVF - Invitro Fertilization FET - Frozen embryo transfer ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection ER - Egg Retrieval (surgical) ET - Embryo Transfer AF - Aunt Flo (Period) BCP - Birth Control Pill HPT - Home Pregnancy Test POAS - Pee On A Stick PUPO - Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise 2WW - Two Week Wait Between Transfer and Beta
1st IVF Cycle - July 2011 Started Lupron: 6/30 Started Stims: 7/2 E/R: 7/14 - Retrieved 11 Eggs, 9 Mature, 7 Fertilized E/T: 7/19 - Transferred 1 "genetically perfect" HB, None Made it to Freeze - Lots of tears 2nd IVF Cycle - Sept 2011 Started Estrace: 8/21 Started Stims: 9/5 E/R: 9/16 - Retrieved 20 Eggs, All Mature, 16 Fertilized E/T: 9/21 Transferred 3 "genetically perfect" Embryos, None Made it to Freeze Beta: 9/30 (9DP5DT) - 54 Beta #2: 10/3 (12DP5DT) - 420 Beta #3: 10/6 (15DP5DT) - 1966 10/11 - Started bleeding. 10/12 - U/S showed 2 sacs and a large hematoma next to both babies. 10/18 - U/S showed we lost both babies.
3rd IVF Cycle - January 2012 Started Aygestin (Norethindrone): 1/9 Started Lupron: 1/16 Started Stims: 1/23