Thursday, 11 September 2014

Here we come, IVF!

Yep, we're moving on. On to bigger and better things. I'm excited and absolutely terrified. My stomach starts hurting just thinking about it.

After over 2 years, 1 miscarriage, 9 medicated cycles, 3 IUI's, 1 canceled IUI, and 4 months of injections, we're on our way! I can't believe all the heartache and stress that has come with this journey. I'm praying it has a happy ending very soon.

We are switching doctors for the IVF. My doctor was about $4,000 more expensive than the one we're going to now. The new RE's success rates are just as high. At our IVF consult on Wednesday, the doctor gave us a 60+% chance of success with the first transfer. That's pretty exciting!

He went over all of our testing and history and agreed that there was nothing wrong.... so we're still unexplained. I will start the cycle in about 3 weeks, which is the beginning of October where I'll take birth control pills and lupron injections for about 3 weeks. Then, I'll move on to about 2 weeks of follicle stimulating hormone injections (FSH) like gonal-f. Retrieval should be the first week of November and transfer about 5 days after that.

I think we've decided to transfer two embryos, if we have two to choose from. I'm praying for plenty of embryos that fertilize beautifully. I get so excited of the thought of having embryos to freeze that will be waiting for us!! This is so scary, and new, and exciting. I'll keep you guys updated : )


  1. I can hear the excitement & nerves in your writing. I will continue thinking the happiest thoughts & prayers for you & your husband!

  2. Eeeek!!! Praying for you and hoping before the Lord that this is IT!! And I'm so glad you are still coming here and keeping us posted on your journey. :)