Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Vampires, vampires, and sticks

Two Sundays ago I woke up bright and early like clockwork at 4:30 am to use the bathroom (always a good sign!). I decuded even though I was getting the blood test that day that I wanted to see that positive pee stick. And sure enough 8 days post  restocking the pond, we had a nice little plus sign where there was only ever a minus sign before. Of course I took a picture....and then proceeded to place it right next to the hubbs' glasses so he would find it when he woke up.  Needless to say we were bith thrilled.
Got ready and drove into Grand Rapids for the blood test. Test came back and my nunber was 90 the doc said. ..next stop was a second test two days later. At this point the second test came back at 370. VERY GOOD the doc said and told us she wanted more blood and an U.S. on Monday August 5.   Woot woot. 6 days til we find out how many attached or even possibly split! Possible pictures to follow if we get them! :-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Last Monday morning we drove the long road down to Omaha to get all those eggs out. 18 total is what were told tue doc took out. Tuesday she called and told us 13 were punctured with sperm and 11 survived that part. Thursday they called again and said 8 had survived and that my implanting would take place Saturday morning back down in Omaha.  Once again we were on the road to drive down before the sun came up (at this point it's a normal thing). The doc called on the way to say 2 were in perfect blastocyst format and whether or not we wanted both. We both said HECK YES! The rest would be put back since they weren't ready to be frozen yet. Hopefully we get a call soon to tell us if they grew more.  And since then...bedrest! Today I went back to work and I'll get a blood test at the grand itasca hospital on family vacation to see if my numbers and growing correctly. I assume at that point we will make the ultra sound appointment and maybe more blood tests but otherwise we might be alright! Fingers crossed!!!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


18 eggs asspirated.  13 injected with sperm. 11 fertilized by the next day. We'll find out more tomorrow and with probably implant 2-3 depending on quality of the embryos on Saturday morning. Woot woot. God is great!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Medical miracles

I know that God is amazing. I know that his plan is worth it and He only hands us things that we can handle. Since I was a little girl, I've always wanted to be a mommy. Someday I know I will be one. Not because  I am crazy fertile or because we are pregnant. But because I have faith. Two Fridays ago we began our first round of ivf. So far so good. Stats will come in a later post. At this time though,  I am just at peace. I know that until that baby or babies are in our arms that nothing is a guarantee. And even then.....who knows. What I do know is that it will happen eventually and that I am okay with. God doesn't give painful experiences without some sort of joyful experience to enjoy after. I thank God for our current good fortune in this horrid journey of infetility and pray for all of those who continue to suffer everyday. Without God creating the mind of all of us and the great doctors and scientists, we would be no where near where we have gotten today.