Monday, February 18, 2008

Well, it's official: I'm a blogger!

Welcome to my blog!! I've decided to chronicle our journey in TTC (trying to conceive) and the world of infertility (IF). I've looked at so many others blogs and thought that I'd never want to invest that much amount of time into my computer. Then, I really thought about it and decided I already spent a lot of time on my computer thanks to being addicted to my Nest TTC message boards. If I'm smart enough, I'll put an abbreviations/acronym lingo on this blog so that others reading it can figure out what the heck I'm trying to say sometimes! There is a whole secret underworld full of terminology us "nesties" like to use, so I don't want anyone to be left out of the conversations.

Steve (DH) and I have been working at this for over a year now (13 cycles to be exact). We are currently working on in vitro fertilization(IVF) #1. I take daily shots of Lupron, which is a drug that suppresses my ovaries and natural hormone production. This is usually the first step in IVF. I have an appt. on Thursday for an ultrasound (u/s) and blood work (b/w) to make sure my estrogen (E2) levels are low enough to begin stimulation drugs. Those drugs will cause me to produce multiple eggs which is the goal in IVF so that lots can be retrieved and hopefully fertilized.

Lots of people ask the question about multiple babies with IVF: the risk is about 20% with our IVF protocol as I will likely only have 2 embryos transfered back to my uterus. Very little likelihood of any multiples other than twins since we are being carefully monitored. Steve would like to have twins. I think he likes the "two and done" mentality. I wouldn't mind them either. I always remember my Grandmother telling me about how easy it was to have twins. Feed one, just feed another. Change one diaper, just change another, etc. However, we will take whatever the good Lord blesses us with. Wish us luck and sticky baby dust.


Ariella said...

Welcome to blog world! I can't wait to read about you IVF journey. GL and I am with your hubby twins sound nice. Plus think of it this way "2 for the price of One" because we all know how exspensive IF is.

The Wright's said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! I've found it to be such a great release for everything and I look forward to reading your posts!

ifoundmr.wright from the nest
and my IF blog is can't get to it from my profile b/c I keep it private, but come over and visit if you'd like! :) Good luck to you!