WOW!!! I'm so excited this thread is taking off!
I have been really busy the past couple of days and I'm so far behind! We went on a road trip with the kids on Thursday to Alabama and spent the day fishing yesterday. Here is a little more history on me:
This is my husband and my second marriage. I have no children and he has 2. About 12 years ago while he was still married the first time, he had a vasectomy. In December of 2006 he had a reversal. We tried for 2 years, but no luck. Every sperm sample he had done came up negative. So his urologist told us that the only other option we had was IVF. We started our first cycle in April after his PESA in Feb. I produced 18 eggs, 14 fertilized, 8 fertilized normally. When it came time for the fresh transfer we only had 3 left. We opted to transfer only one to reduce the chance of twins. BFN. The day after, they called and told us that one of the embies had arrested and were only able to freeze one. May 20 we had our FET. 9 days later - BFP!!!! WE were so excited, but the clinic was concerned because my hCG wasn't as high as they thought it should be. After the second u/s, it was confirmed why - Blighted ovum. Placenta and sac, but no baby. So I stopped all my meds and had a miscarriage. We are very hopeful for this next time. We firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and there is a divine plan for all of us even if it doesn't go as we think it should.
My 2 stepsons are so helpful and supportive through this whole ordeal. We have decided to include them in the process as much as possible and let them give me my shots during this next cycle.
I think they will do great!
Wolffie- Keep the faith. Your FET WILL WORK!
That's what I have to keep telling myself about this next cycle. It's hard to deal with the "what if's", but I find that I am much more relaxed and receptive if I just keep my head up and think positive.
Lady J - I have a good friend (step aunt) who is from Vietnam and is Buddist. I had her pray for me after my FET and I became pregnant! Even though it didn't make it, at least I know I got pregnant and I can do it again. Rub the belly for me one good time!
Sharishu - Hang in there! October will be here before you know it!
stlgirl - I'm sorry to hear about your DH cancer. I'm glad you decided to join us and even more glad that you guys aren't giving up. Goodness knows that we can use all the support we can get!!! How old is your little girl? What meds are you taking this time? I will be on Lupron and Follistim.
Jaydentd - Great to have you as a first timer! I was so nervous at first, but you'll be a pro in no time! As for the saline sono, it was just about as bad as your first pap smear. I didn't take any meds, but the motrin doesn't sound like a bad idea.
statsgoddess - I can understand the step children issue, but boys are definately a lot different that girls. I have 2 step sons and they are awesome! I'm glad you waited to try again. I think you will be much more relaxed and ready without all the stress.
mjay - sounds like you will probably be Aug. for the ER and ET, but I am so glad you joined us here. You may still be in your 2ww in Sept. so that definately counts!
The tentative schedule that my RE gave me was: after AF started I will begin Lupron 21 days later. I will be on that for about 10 days or until I have a 'Lupron bleed' then I will start stims. I responded pretty well last time so it may take about a week then I'll trigger. As Wolffie mentioned, I would ask for a calendar.
AFM - I am ready to get this party started!!!!! I've never wanted AF here so bad! I've been working in the garden and canning like crazy to get it all done before ET.
Hope everyone had/is having a great weekend!