Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our IVF journey has begun.

It's only been a couple of days since I last posted and I feel like I have so much to share!

Thursday I went to my RE and had an baseline ultrasound done. They made sure everything was ok and decided how much of the meds to give me. I had a great talk with my RE who told me that he was happy to see that we are finally going to do IVF. I respond to the meds really well so he is hoping that the low dosages and all the prior testing is going to pay off. Then he joked about how I should enjoy wearing jeans now because the meds make people really bloated and uncomfortable. Which reminds me.. I need want to stock up on some new comfy lounge pants.
I was directed to head to the pharmacy and get my meds. An hour later I walked out of the pharmacy with a huge bag of 13 boxes of meds... no seriously. I looked like I had won the pharmacy lotto.

At 2pm the husband & I went to what they called 'injection' class which I said before I thought was ridiculous considering I given myself injections before. We went to the San Diego Fertility Center & met with a really nice Dr. She talked to us about the storage of the embryo's & retaught us how to give injections. She was really nice & allowed us to ask all kinds of questions about the procedure. We left with goodies bags full of needles, syringe's, alcohol wipes and our very own super cool fertility folder.

After the talk with the Dr at the clinic the hubby & I left feeling really content and ready to start this journey.The positive feedback we heard from my RE and the Dr at the San Diego Fertility Clinic left us in a good place. I'm sure they don't tell people "well what the hell - we'll give it a go". I'm sure they are encouraging to every couple but all the same it gave us a boost of confidence in the procedure.  

I start giving myself injections on Sunday starting twice a day. I'll go back to my Dr's office for blood work on Tuesday so they can check my levels. The Dr reminded us that we aren't on a strict schedule with the retrieval date and it can fluctuate depending on how I respond to the meds. I'm praying it stays the 22nd because we have leave dates & such set up. 

Anyway other then that I've been enjoying my bottles glasses of wine while I can. Before I sign off I want to say Thank you all for following us through this amazing journey we are so blessed to do. It's such an amazing feeling to be able to afford to pursue our baby dreams. I encourage you to follow along with me on instagram or through facebook. I'll be posting pics and updates on both places as I go along.  

Thank you all again.


  1. Yay for your cycle to begin! Hope your first injection went well this evening. Hugs.

    1. Thank you Jessah! I love following along with you & your journey has helped me a lot. <3, Amy