Monday, March 1, 2010

Update: IVF #2 Day after Egg Retrivel

I'm in the middle of IVF #2. I've been reading a ton of IVF blogs and I know what a help they are while you're in limbo so I figured I should continue this one in hopes of giving insight/comfort/knowledge/your not alone feelings to others like me.

It's been a while since IVF #1. How long you ask? Well I just dipped my toe back in the infertility chat sites I used to frequent and I noticed the woman who had her retrivel the same day as mine's daughter is due NEXT WEEK.
A long time right? When I first saw that it took my breath away a little.

What else has happened in that time? Well friend who announced her pregnancy to me shortly after failed IVF just gave birth.

Two of the men at work have announced their wives are pregnant -- both first month trying.

Okay, on with the good. Cause there is good. (and this is just fertility wise cause not fertility wise my life is TONS of good....but who cares about new furniture or a trip to hawaii if they're reading this blog?)

Yesterday was my second Egg Retrivel. This cycle was a different protocol than the last. No Lupron. No Follistim. From BCP I went right in to 11 days of Gonal f (300-375), menupur (one vial) Lupenex (1 vial) 2 days of Human growth hormone, and toward the end a shot a night that was supposed to supress my ovulation.

Last time 18 follicles 13 eggs
This time 14 follicles 14 eggs! No empties....a good sign!

Last time 13 eggs 7 fertilized (all with ICSI)
This time 14 eggs 13 fertilized! (8 with ICSI 5 au natural!) another good sign!

Looks like we'll have transfer this Friday (day 5). I'm feeling extremely positive about this round. I don't know just feels different. I'm excited. I wasn't this excited last time.

I'll let you know what happens.


  1. That's great news! I can't wait to hear how your transfer goes! This post gives me hope about doing an alternative stim. I produced three follicles this month on my own, but none with IVF- go figure! Good luck!

  2. Glad to see you are back TTC. I've been wondering how you were doing. Sounds like you had some great results this cycle. Good luck!

  3. I am such a dork, but I seriously have been stalking your blog for months. And this morning... here you are!!!!

    You know that I am pulling for you. I am here for ANYTHING - if you want to talk, obsess about symptoms, anything. I'll be thinking lots of good eggie thoughts on Friday.

  4. Great news!! Congrats on the great fert report!

  5. I am just getting caught up here. So glad to see you blogging again.