It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

Suddenly – I suck at this! January 9, 2009

Filed under: IVF,Pregnancy — gertyrae @ 10:31 am
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I thought I would be posting here incessantly…but sleep has taken over my life. It’s all I want to do. There was a time (not so long ago) when I could go without sleep for days, now I’d like to sleep for days.

But, nothing new really going on so that may be another reason why I’m not around so much. It’s much easier to report each day when there are follies growing, being retrieved, etc, etc. Now, it’s just the day to day life of work, sleep and eat…in pretty much that order.

I did go to the OB Wednesday and he consulted with the high-risk OB that I will also be seeing. It has been determined that my cerclage will be put off until after the ultrasound…just to make sure the baby has no serious issues.  Which I am sure it won’t…I come from healthy stock and this baby is going to be just fine. Rogan was fine and there is no reason why this little creature should be any different. So, I go to the High-Risk on Thursday for my first tri sonogram…it’s the first time I’ll see the baby since it was a bean – literally. This is such a different pregnancy from Rogan – then my RE was doing sono’s every week…now I just had one and I go for bloodwork each week, no sono. I guess he figures all is well since there was no sign of early miscarriage last time.

My sister had her first real sono yesterday and saw the fetus move a little. It is starting to grow little leg stumps…very funny looking. She is over the moon now about this baby…where before she was complaining about gaining weight, now she’s just happy. Thank God for that….appreciate what you have is what I say.

And now, I have to go take a shower and get on with the workday!! Yuck!


Transfer done…. September 14, 2008

Filed under: IVF — gertyrae @ 12:10 pm
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Well, we had the transfer done yesterday. Six embies – 1 – 10 cell grade 2, 2 -9 cell grade 2, 1 – 8 cell grade 1 and 2 – 8 cell grade 2/3. Not that any of it means anything since I’ve had Morulas (the stage before blastocyst and after embryo) transferred and not gotten PG….so it really means nothing.

I know people who have gotten low grade or fragmented embies transferred and gotten PG so I don’t think all the cell nonsense really means anything, but whatever.

Hopefully this will be our baby...

Hopefully this will be our baby...


When the transfer was over, the nurse asked me if I wanted to keep my medical wristband…I thought that was so odd since this is number 12 and I’m honestly not expecting much. I really want it, but not expecting. We declined on the wristband and went on our way. I’m hoping that the fact that my hubby came along for the transfer might make a difference. He’s never been at a transfer before, so that might be our edge this time…… about grasping at straws.

Anyway, we went out to breakfast after, then went to his grandmothers to help out a little ( I did some deadheading and cleaning out of the garden beds), took a short nap, went to a birthday party and sat around and ate…then came home and crashed.

For the life of me, I will never know why I am sooooooooo tired after transfers. I feel exhausted all day. I’m not sure if it’s the stress or what, but I was so sleepy. I went to bed at 11 and crashed….it’s amazing cuz I don’t normally sleep much at all.

Today I’m going to take it fairly easy….do some laundry and go to my mom’s for my brother’s birthday….and that’s about it.

I’m feeling a little crampy, but that’s normal. Yesterday, I had some strong cramps and so far today it’s just a little here and there. So crampy and tired are the symptoms one day after transfer. Obviously nothing has happened yet….if it does happen, it will be in the next few days – God willing.

Speaking of God…I’m off to Church shortly. I stopped going for months after we lost Rogan, but started going back recently. Mostly because I miss it. I find something calming about Church and I’m not sure what it is. But it seems to work. I have to admit, though, that I haven’t been stellar about attending every week. Going today will make it three times in two months, but I guess that’s better than not going at all.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll keep myself updated in the next few days….hopefully, this works……