Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Beta negative :(

Blood test results are negative....boo!  I am to stop all medication and wait for instructions for the next round.  Very disappointing!  I was hoping the guys could share good news with their loved ones today.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Negative home pregnancy tests so far

I have taken home pregnancy tests and all have been negative.  I have been feeling a bit queasy, but it may just be a side effect of all the hormones. I REALLY think I would have seen a positive by now.  I will continue with all meds until Tuesday, when I have blood work to determine what to do next.  We are hanging on to the slim chance some lil' boys are growing inside me.  I will let you know how Tuesday goes. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

IVF due date calculator

Here is a calculator you can plug in the dates of IVF and they give you all kinds of information about due dates and embryonic development.  

If transferring a 5 day blastocyst on today's date:  
I would be considered 2 weeks, 5 days pregnant.
A singleton pregnancy would be due: 2/1/2014.  
Twin average gestation:  1/10/2014

Looks like my holidays will be spent relaxing on my big, pregnant butt!  :) 

Transfer today!

Surrogacy embryo transfer was this morning.  2 growing male blastocysts, 1 fertilized from each papa, are hopefully getting settled in for me to nourish and grow into little human beings.   I have a blood test to determine if I am pregnant in 11 days.  I will most likely pee on a stick in 5-6 days.  Stick and grow lil' dudes! :)

On the way home, I had an image of Enrique and Ricardo walking down the sidewalk hand in hand with 2 cute little boys.  I hope I can make this image reality.  :)
embryos #6 and #17 are the lucky winners to be thawed out and grow into  little guys!  

not so patiently waiting (with a full bladder) 

Happy as a clam, feeling effects from that wonderful little tablet called Valium.  Brian says I need a regular dose of this stuff.  I did not complain for over 4 hours!  LOL  It seriously made me decrease my 10,000 thoughts rushing through my female brain down to maybe 100.  ;)  

the supportive husband.  I love this guy! 

AM I Pregnant?!

For the time being, I am to continue on my medications.  I am anxious to see results!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Transfer tomorrow morning

Hopefully, I will be reporting a smooth experience and a positive pregnancy test next week. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

1st Progesterone injection

My husband performed the 1st progesterone injection just a few moments ago.  I used an ice pack prior to the shot, which helped GREATLY!  Well, I  believe it did.  :)  The soreness hurt worse than the actual injection.  Good job, hubby!  I imagine after several of these, my ass will be quite uncomfortable.  I don't even want to look at the mess my butt is going to look like.  I may just ignore it and continue to have my husband perform the task, and act like it is not happening.....yeah...we will see how that works.  

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Transfer is a go next week!

I had an appt this morning to check uterine lining and bloodwork. Everything looked great (my uterus is all cushy just waiting for those embies to land softly and cozy themselves in for about 9 months).  The embryo transfer will be happening late next week!!!!  Woohoo!  I finish up my Lupron shots tomorrow and start the GIGANTIC progesterone injections in my ass on Sunday!!!!  I also start Endometrin vaginally 3 times daily on Sunday.  I need to keep doing my patches, Estrace, baby aspirin.  I will have an appt. 11 days after transfer for a blood work pregnancy test.  IF pregnant, I will be scheduling a bunch more monitoring appts. with Mr. Weenie Wand.  ;)   For those NOT familiar with this lil' guy - my uterine lining checks and EARLY baby checks are by ultrasound transvaginally.  The instrument they use looks like a skinny weenie....just sayin.  ;)

Wish me sticky vibes!!!!  This is about to get REALLY exciting!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Need to increase my estrogen levels

Test results show my uterine lining is thickening nicely, but my estrogen was a bit low.  I am to start the Estrace tablets vaginally daily to get my levels up.  I go back next week for another check.

Uterine lining check

Had an appt. this morning to check the status of my uterine lining since starting the estradiol patches. In 2 weeks, I will be accepting 2 blastocysts into my soft, cushy womb! Life is good!