Thursday, December 11, 2008

IVF # 3 Play-by-Play

I've been looking at ways to try to organize my blog and make things look a little nicer. So, I've decided to get rid of the IVF#3 tracker on the side. But, the information is very important to me, so I'm gonna keep it all in a blog post format. Here is our information:

7/26 - BCPs start
7/30 - CD3 b/w: E2=46, FSH=14.3, LH=6.4, AMH=4.2
8/1 - Diagnosed with PCOS; Began Metformin XR 1000mg
8/5 - TSH=3.87; Diagnosed with Mild Hypothroidism; Began Synthroid 50mcg
8/11 - Began Lupron + Dexamethasone
8/15 - BCPs finished
8/20 - Suppression check - E2=16, TSH=1.012; Synthroid decreased to 25mcg
8/21 - Stims begin 75IU Gonal-F and 75IU Menopur
8/23 - Travel to Denver
8/24 - Stim check #1 - E2=121
8/26 - Stim check #2 - E2=295
8/28 - Stim check #3 - E2=611
8/29 - Stim check #4 - E2=1092
8/30 - Stim check #5 - E2=2042
8/31 - Stim check #6 - E2=1884; Extra Menopur 75IU in pm
9/1 - Stim check #7 - E2=2298; Extra Menopur 75IU in pm
9/2 - Stim check #8 - E2=3276; Trigger shot
9/4 - 14 Eggs Retrieved
9/5 - 10 mature eggs and 10 fertilized embryos
9/7 - 8/10 embryos within normal ranges (6-10 cells) at Day 3; 1 at 5 cells and 1 at 12 cells
9/9 - 4 blastocysts frozen and biopsied and sent off for Microarray testing
9/10 - 2 more blastocysts frozen and biopsied and sent off for Microarray testing
10/20 - Start BCPs for FET
10/24 - Microarray test results in: 3 embryos available for transfer (2 normals and 1 no result)
10/27 - Lupron begins for FET
10/31 - BCPs finished
11/5 - Begin Vivelle patches every other day
11/11 - Estrogen b/w = 60
11/21 - Lining check=14.2mm and E2 level=516
11/23 - Begin Endometrin; also taking Erythromycin and Medrol for 4 nights; Stop Lupron
11/25 - Progesterone b/w = 12.8; TSH = 1.227
11/28 - FET-2 boys transferred; E2 = 697 and P4 = 3.7 (switched to PIO)
12/3 - First ever BFP on HPTs!!!!
12/7 - Beta #1 = 393!!!!; P4 = 51
12/9 - Beta #2 = 1187!!!!

8 comments:

~Jess said...

I definitely think you win the award for "Longest IVF Cycle Ever" :-) I'm so happy for you guys *hugs*

Lea said...

Boy, that IS a long one! Just so happy for you!

Chelle said...

I am really thrilled for you and your DH! Beyond thrilled! Congrats again!
What a long journey, but well worth it!!

Hope2morrow said...

How fun and eciting. So far, I am the onyl to guess one baby.... guess we have to wait for 12/26 for the result. I'm so happy for the both of you!

So, I guess you would totally refer people to CCRM and Dr. Schoolcraft?

g said...

WHOOOHOOOO i must have missed your post! YAH congrats!!!!!!!!!! so excited for yoU!

MamaSoon said...

WOOOOHOOOO! Love the new ticker. Thanks for your support in my cycle. I can't tell you how nice it is since you are in a special space now. I can't wait to follow through all the exciting new milestones for you.

Kristin (kekis) said...

No matter how you put it, it looks like a long journey. However, it looks AWESOME now!!!

Hope2morrow said...

I love the new blog design, by the way. I noticed the "blue" theme....HA!