Saturday, January 29, 2011

A first!

I was still lounging in my bed this morning, when the Clinic called
several hours before I expected them to.
Could I come in straight away for a transfer?

You could have knocked me over with a feather - except I was too busy
- I had to rush out and jump into the car.

2 embryos were thawed, and both were transferred. Amazing. Simply amazing.

So, after all this time, I have my first FET under my belt (pun intended).

Oddly, they cut the 2WW a bit short, they want me in for a beta test
in 9 days and a repeat 2 days later.
If I calculate correctly that would be the equivalent of 12dpo and
14dpo. I'm guessing I could use a HPT that early and trust the result.
Sort of.

Thanks for all your messages of support, it means so much.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Implantation scheduled

Haha, just kidding.

Today I received confirmation, the RE has scheduled our transfer for
next Saturday. Very optimistic of him. Lets schedule implantation
while we're at it!

I've been taking medication for this FET for 4 weeks now. It's almost
as much work as a fresh cycle, except there are no injections and much
less bloodwork and U/S.
There is also no sense of steady progress towards a goal - being transfer.

With a FET, transfer will either happen or it won't, regardless of the
effort I put in now. Given our lousy thaw track record (0 out of 4
embryos survived, over 3 cycles), I can't muster optimism.
So much so, that I've already booked a consult at the Bigger Clinic to
discuss further steps. I may veto FETs for the future.

But you can be optimistic for me all you want.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Carousel

I'm hopping on the Crème de la Crème carousel as soon as it opens. But
first, best wishes for 2011 to everyone who happens to pass by here.

Those arriving from the CdlC list may find my blurb useful:
"Parenting thanks to ART, after what seemed forever. Now with more ART
in the hopes of a sibling for Linnea."
'More ART' being nearly two years spent, doing 4 IVF cycles, with only
1 lousy chemical PG to show for it.

As resolutions go, I don't have a long list. To name only one item, I
want to work on getting over it. It being the second round with IF. I
think one year won't be enough, not by a long shot. Small steps ...
Secretly, I hope a stroke of enormous luck will put the second round
behind us for good.

Borrowing the words of another blogger* - Linnea is enough, all I
could hope for, but yet I long for more.

*Hold my Hope.