Thursday, April 30, 2009

Anniversary?

You may be asking yourself, "What anniversary is this?" Dating anniversary? Engagement anniversary? Wedding anniversary? ......nope, it was exactly one year ago today that we met our RE for the first time. I'm not sure this is really an anniversary I want to celebrate, and I know I don't want to be thinking about it next year on April 30th! The one thing this does bring to mind is what has happened in the last year:
  • 3 IUI's
  • 1 miscarriage
  • 1 IVF/ICSI cycle
  • many trips to Urbana
  • 2 nights in Indy
  • 11 BFN's
What else is more fitting? Today was my start cycle appointment for IVF #2!!! The u/s and b/w looked good this morning...E2 below 20, 8 antral follies on the right and 14 antral follies on the left. And, we've decided to add one more medication to the mix - DHEA. From what I was told today, there is a recent study showing that it helps with follicle stimulation. If you remember, in our first IVF cycle, we only had 4 mature follicles. We are hoping for around 10 this time. So, I'll be picking that up at the grocery store this weekend.

Here we go!...

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13 comments:

G & H said...

Amber! Seriously sending you all wonderful things for this cycle! Thank you for being so supportive ( even tho i still have no idea what were doing we know what our hearts want but we know what our wallets can handle too!)

Hugs HUGS!

Lucky Jones said...

Good luck Amber!!!! I am so excited for you!!

twondra said...

You've had quite the year. :( I hope by the next anniversary you're holding your baby in your arms and telling him/her about the anniversary of the day you met the one who helped bring him/her into this world.

((((HUGS)))

Jamie said...

Seems like perfect timing to start IVF #2. I hope this time next year you're sending Dr. J a birth announcement!! :) *hugs*

Tonya said...

I hope and pray this is it for you Amber! We have some friends a few actually that once they got pregnant with help their body did it naturally the two times after wards! Praying for you.

just me said...

happy anniversary, and I hope this the cycle for your BFP. good luck with the DHEA, I will be interested to hear how it works!

I Believe in Miracles said...

WISHING YOU LOTS OF LUCK!!!!!

A Decade of BFNs said...

here comes tons of baby dust!!! I hope adding the DHEA helps give you more follies and you have a better chance.

xx

Ashley said...

Praying that this is the one for yall!! ((HUGS))

Jill said...

Prayers to you and Jason - I hope that everythings goes well this round and you get your BFP!

Becca said...

Hi Amber, just found your blog and am excited to follow your journey. We completed an unsuccesful IVF in February and are doing an FET next week. It's a tough road to walk! I hope and pray this cycle is the ONE for you and gives you your miracle baby!

Angry Infertile said...

Yay!!! (By the way, it is my anniversary also) :(

WiseGuy said...

You know, we really do not have complete understanding of the pain that we are about to go through when we begin an year of IF treatments...recapitulating it in the end appears faster than the moments of hell that we have spent while living those entries!!

All the very best for the second IVF cycle!

Praying for you!