My Upcoming Ultrasound Jitters

I’m so nervous. With my history of late ultrasound giving me bad news, I can’t help but worry about what I’m going to find this time on my Friday the 7th appointment.

I can’t believe it’s coming up! I’m really looking forward to it. The days do seem to go by really slow which is driving me crazy! You’d think work and daily naps would help the days go by faster, but it’s not making any difference.

Even thought I am worried about what I’m going to see in the ultrasound, I’m excited about it too. Lots of questions will be answered like; Are any of the transfered embryos viable? Do I have twins or am I having one baby? If I am having twins still, how healthy are they? Are the heartbeats going strong? Are they kicking? I also want to know if I’m considered high risk or can I assume this pregnancy is so far good as any healthy pregnancy? Do I have limitations if I’m having twins? How soon could I expect to be noticing a difference in my appearance…assuming I don’t gain the weight other than baby weight? How much weight should I expect to gain keeping my weight in mind when talking about this? When do I find my own OB/GYN? OOO the questions I have. I’m going to drive someone there bonkers with all the questions streaming through my head. Read more


WOW! Lots to catch up!

First off, I just want to say I’m sorry for waiting so long to post something here. It’s apparently something I do…forget to post. So I guess it’s better late than never!

Well, let’s see. I’m going to start from where I left off last time! The job interview. I got the externship! They weren’t going to take in anyone, but they liked my interview and wanted to help me work in the field. I am SOO excited about that!

Well, I was up for an IVF treatment. Last time I went through this treatment, it took a while for me to be on my Lupron. That’s the leutinizing hormone that normally gets made by the eggs to tell the body to make progesterone…the pregnancy hormone, but I think it works slightly different with IVF. Anyhoo, my doctor ordered a faster protocol with more amounts of the same medication. This meant that I would be going through the actual retrieval/transfer about 2-3 weeks earlier than expected! This means that I’ll be going through my internship right in the middle of when I have miscarried in the past! OH NO!! For now, I figured, let’s just see what happens.  Read more


IVF Update

I think the saying is Loopy on Lupron! I actually haven’t been feeling badly at all, but my moods do go nutso every now and then. I feel irritable one minute then happy as a clam the next. Poor Husband. He must be wondering why I get so crazy. Of course, Mother’s day was not easy to get through, so I had another excuse for my moodiness.

Mother’s day is hard only because I’d have a baby by now had I not miscarried so many times. It’s also hard because my MIL had passed away, and I think she’d have enjoyed being a part of my husband’s journey to having a family with me.

Back to my meds. I’m a pin cushion and the pricking isn’t going to stop yet. I’m now on Lupron and on Follistim. The Lupron, I think, just kind of prepares you for the Follistim. The follistim is what tells your ovaries to make multiple, mature follicles (follicles grow an egg inside each one). One thing that does happen with the Follistim, is your ovaries bloat a bit because of the multiple eggs being produced in there. A side effect from that is bloat and soreness. So far, I’m lucky enough to just feel sore with a little bloat. Some people have pain and weight gain. I’ve only been on Follistim since Saturday, so it’s still early in the treatment and I could end up one of the people in pain. The nurse practitioner told me to drink tons of water. Oh great, I’ll be spending most of my time in the bathroom peeing away instead of learning. Oh well, I can read and that’s what the teacher does… read from the book. I have a final on Wednesday so I hope I’m able to study ok. Read more