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June, 2012

DHEA

Saturday, June 30, 2012 I have been taking the DHEA for several days and it is totally messing with my stomach.  Pete suggested I start at the bottom with only one a day then work my way up to three a day. DHEA DHEA is a hormone that is naturally made by the human body. [...]

 

Consultation With RMA – Dr Hudson

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 We had a consultation appointment with Dr Hudson about our past two IVF cycles.  In a nut shell based on my past two cycles she does not feel the third one will results in more eggs. The first cycle I had five follicles with 4 eggs retrieved.  Only three where fertilized [...]

 

Counsyl Kit Results – Pre Genetic Testing

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Today I had a consultation with Katherine Davis about the Counsyl Kit testing Pete and I did a couple of weeks ago.  The Counsyl Kit does take our blood work and runs both of them for any type of diseases.  Here is the website for the Counsyl Kit https://www.counsyl.com/ Katherine the [...]

 

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Negative

Thursday, January 14, 2012 I went for my blood work this morning to find out if the embryo transfer took.  I woke up not feeling all that great, but thought it was just the normal cramping from the progesterone. Around 9:00am when I was at work I had the most horrible back and stomach pain.  [...]

 

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Tomorrow Is The Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Tomorrow I find out if we are pregnant or not.  I can’t say that I am nervous but maybe anxious.  I get blood drawn in the morning and then it is sent off to the lab.  Usually when I get blood work done at RMA I am not called with the [...]

 

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Spotting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 I have been spotting the last couple of days, which is making me very nervous.  It is just brown spotting and not blood but it is still worry some.  I did some google searching and other women have had the same thing happen days after their embryo transfer. Two more days [...]

 

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Day 22 – The Realization Of Embryo Transfer

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Today was the first day that I realized in seven days I could be pregnant and in addition with twins.  I am actually secretly hoping for twins.  I don’t know why as we both have always said “One and done”.  Whatever happens I do think it will or won’t be our [...]

 

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Day 21 – Progesterone Shot

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 We did the progesterone shot this morning instead of in the evening and it worked out fantastic.  I warmed the syringe under hot water to thin the oil and that worked better than the wash cloth method. It was so nice to come home from work and not have to prep [...]

 

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Day 20 – Progesterone Level Blood Work

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 I went to RMA in Austin this morning to get blood work done.  This was to check the progesterone levels in my system.  The blood work will tell us if I am getting enough progesterone. Since Pete has school tonight I had asked the nurse if she could give me my [...]

 

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Day 19 – Day After Embryo Transfer

Monday, June 4, 2012 I could not sleep at all last night.  I woke up three times in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.  I have never had to get up and go pee so many times in one night.  I was still crampy and decided to work from home to keep [...]

 

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Day 18 – Embryo Transfer

Sunday, June 3, 2012 I woke up at 5:00am because I could not sleep.  I laid in bed and played my games on my phone until about 6:00am.  I got up and started to get ready, with Pete right behind me.  Unlike the egg retrieval I was allowed to eat breakfast first and drink, since [...]

 

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Day 17 – Progesterone Shot

Saturday, June 2, 2012 My first thought was I would go ahead and start the progesterone suppositories today instead of doing the shot.  Especially based on the other night.  I was doing research online about the suppositories and the discharge from them can be quite messy.  Since I was doing the embryo transfer tomorrow I did [...]

 

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Day 16 – Progesterone Shot & Nurse Visit

Friday, June 1, 2012 I received a call today from Dr. Arredondo about the embryo transfer.  We batted around the idea of doing the transfer today, but he thought it was best I get a couple of more days of the progesterone in my system.  One egg has 8 cells and the other egg has [...]

 

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