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IVF Summary – Things You Are Not Told About IVF

Sunday, January, 20, 2013 I have finally come to terms with us not being able to have kids.  If we do decide to adopt down the road there is always time.  We have kept our heads held high through this infertility process.  Remember to keep smiling as this is a long road no matter what […]


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Day 16 – Egg Retrieval + 1

Saturday, August 18, 2012 I woke up feeling worlds better today.  I am still walking slow as to be careful not to hurt myself.  I accompanied Pete to the grocery store and Costco today.  He did all the heavy lifting, pushed the carts etc.  It did feel good to do something normal.  Pete also did […]



Day 15 – Egg Retrieval

Friday,  August 17, 2012 Well it is egg retrieval day.  We have to check in at 8:15am.  We went to the Austin IVF, which also has a St David’s center in the same building.  We walked in and the nurse Kristy greeted us and took us to our own private room.  This was really nice […]


Day 13 – Bloodwork, Ultrasound & Lupron

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 I had another ultrasound today which confirmed the egg retrieval will be on Friday morning.  Two of the follicles are now at 20m, which means it is time to take the ovulation trigger shot. The nurse called me later this afternoon to confirm I would take the trigger sot at 9:15pm […]


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Day 14 – Day After Egg Retrieval & Progesterone Shot

Wednesday, May 30, 2012. I decided to try and go into work today, which was probably a mistake.  Like last time I was walking like an old lady and was just cramping a lot.  I took my antibiotic and also a vicodin to help with the pain.  I ended up being way to drowsy at […]


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Day 13 – Egg Retrieval

Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Pete and I left the house about 5:15am to start our drive to San Antonio.  We dropped my car off at Pete’s office because he had to go back to work once we got back to Austin.  I was not and still am not happy about him having to go back […]


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Day 12 – Hoping, Hoping, Hoping

Monday, May 28, 2012. I started to get quite nervous about the egg retrieval.  I took a Xanax today which took the edge off so I could feel normal and do house things etc.  All I can think about is how since I have more follicles I should have more eggs.  I am hoping for […]


Day 11 – HCG Trigger Shot

Sunday, May 27, 2012 I received a call from RMA this morning stating the egg retrieval is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 8:30am.  We need to be in San Antonio by 7:00am that morning for prep etc. Pete gave me the HCG trigger shot at 10:30pm this evening.  I hope everything goes smoother […]


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Day 10 Menopur ,Follistim, Lupron & Ultrasound

Saturday, May 26, 2012 I had another ultrasound this morning and five follicles are within good size for the egg retrieval.  Three are at 14mm and two are at 17mm.  There are three more that are right behind at 13mm.  Each follicle grows 2mm a day so there should be a total of eight follicles […]


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How Many Embryos Survived

Monday, March 5, 2012 I received a call today from Tony at RMA.  Unfortunately only one embryo made it to day five.  That embryo’s cells were sent off for genetic testing.  It takes about two to three weeks to get the results back from the genetic testing. All weekend I subconsciously had a fear that […]



Day 5 After Egg Retrieval

Friday, March 2, 2012 I am actually feeling like myself again today.  It only took five days to stop cramping, having twinges and pulls in my stomach.  Also my breasts are still very tender they almost feel bruised. Here is the update. Four eggs were fertilized The four eggs have started turning into embryos Not […]


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Egg Retrieval – Day After

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 This is the day after the egg retrieval and I decided to WFH.  I logged in early to work about 6:30am and decided not to work the whole day.  I have constant cramping and taking it slow around the house.  I am spotting a little bit, which they told me was […]


Egg Retrieval

Monday, February 27, 2012 Well today was egg retrieval day.  Pete and I got up at 4:45am to get ready for our drive to San Antonio.  We washed up with our unscented soap and deodorant.  You are not suppose to wear anything that has a fragrance because the smell could jeopardize the eggs and sperm.  […]



Blood Work / Ultrasound & Egg Retrieval

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Yesterday afternoon around 4:00pm RMA called and stated I needed another ultrasound and blood work done. I went at 8:00 am this morning and the ultrasound showed the follicles had grown to 16mm – 19mm.  I went ahead and let Wendy take the blood draw as a time saver.  I showed […]


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