On the contrary to popular belief, for us it took three years and two fresh IVF-ICSI cycles to create our little miracle who was born on August 13, 2010.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Belly Pic and the Aquarium
Today I went to the Newport Aquarium with my cousin and her 18 month old son. We had a blast looking at all the fishys! I was amazed by how different these "family" outings are for me now that I'm pregnant. I used to cringe at the thought of being surrounded by babies, toddlers, pregnant women and strollers all day, but now I felt right at home and saw it as a chance to observe how my life will be once our baby is born this summer. Holy crap I have a lot to learn!! For instance, my cousin just instinctively knew where all the elevators and ramps were...she said these are the types of things that you automatically learn as a new mom when you have a stroller every place you go. I can't wait to start this new adventure....still counting my lucky stars each day that I've been given the chance to experience the joy of becoming a Momma!!
After I got home and sat down to relax after being on my feet all day, my baby started fluttering away!!! Ahh....what a wonderful feeling!!! Best pregnant day yet!!
March 19, 2010
20 wk u/s and Anatomy Scan...everything looks perfect and it's a GIRL!!!
Feb 10, 2010
1st OB appt @ 14 wks. HB 162, very active fetus. Everything looked great.
Jan 13, 2010
2nd u/s @ 10 wks was perfect!! Released from RE!!
Dec 23, 2010
1st u/s @ 7 wks, one solid HB!! :)
IVF-ICSI #2 (14 days of Lupron, then 1 Menopur & 300 Follistim for 10 days then trigger with Ovidrel) 18 eggs retrieved, 11 fertlize. Two blasts transfered on day 5. Nothing frozen. BFP!!
beta#1 (12dp5dt) 166
beta#2 (15dp5dt) 966
IVF-ICSI #1 (17 day BCP, 1 Menopur & 3 Bravelle for 8 days then trigger w/ Ovidrel) 9 eggs retrieved, only two fertilize. 1 two-cell & 1 six-cell transfered on day 2. Nothing to freeze. BFN :(
Visit RE: After hydrosonogram, HSG, BW & multiple SA we are diagnosed severe MFI. DH had Varicocelectomy and it turned out to be unsuccessful in raising counts, motility or morphology. All three remained very low and abonormal. IVF-ICSI our only option.
Started TTC - month after month BFNs. Very regular periods so we begin to wonder what's up.