Kim: Actually our 1st cycle was in November and I was oversuppressed and understimulated so they cancelled me. Then for our Jan cycle they switched me to the microlupron protocol which worked much better for me. I had 16 eggs, 13 were mature. After 1 day, only 1 had fertilized (I was shocked)
By day 3 , 3 embies fertilized, but 2 were slow growers. We had all 3 transferred - and BFN. They did more tests on DH after our failed cycle and discovered he has high DNA fragmentation, so they want to do TESE to try and find less fragmented (younger) sperm. Hopefully it helps with fertilization. It'd be nice to make it to a 5-day transfer.
We are near Minneapolis and I do work full time (and usually more than full time). I think it's actually a life saver that I work during all this because I could (and almost do) drive myself nuts. I think I'm a little OCD about getting pregnant - but it's hard not to obsess over ever little step in IVF, in fact the process lends itself to obsession. My goal this cycle is to obsess less because I learned it's out of my hands (which is hard for a control freak to accept)!
MK: I hear you on the money stuff. After our failed cycle we decided shared risk would be a good idea, so we're doing that now. At least it takes some pressure off this cycle. BTW, the progesterone shots aren't that bad. I freaked a little when I saw the size of the needle, but as long as I stand on the opposite leg and relax, I hardly felt it.
I'm looking forward to getting started. I feel so much better when I'm "doing" something about having a baby!
Where are you both from? Are you working or taking time off work?