Category: Infertility

OB Ultrasound #1

Our little peanut steadily growing!
Our little peanut steadily growing!
I was sure it would be too early to hear the heartbeat but we got a delightful surprise!
I was sure it would be too early to hear the heartbeat but we got a delightful surprise!

Paul and I went to Dr. Fisch’s office for our first OB ultrasound on December 17th. At 6 weeks and 6 days I was feeling every early pregnancy symptom and had no doubts as to what we would see but Paul was still pretty nervous. He sat next to me while my legs were up in the air, something that is still so weird to me! (more…)

Beta #2

Between beta #1 and beta #2 I bleed every single day and have the worst cramps I have ever had. I’m completely miserable but trying to not let it show. One day I even decide to take another home pregnancy test just to check. It was a much stronger positive but I still felt like something was wrong. (more…)

Beta #1

November 24th is finally here! I got a super faint positive on a home pregnancy test but have continued to bleed. I’m excited but also really nervous about the results, especially since I’ll be receiving the results while I’m at work. (more…)

Hope For Baby

Our "Hope For All" card from church.
Our “Hope For All” card from church.

At church we’re going through a series called “Hope For All.” Basically it’s all about how through God we can find hope. It seemed the perfect series to go through during the holiday season but it was especially meaningful for Paul and I as we go through our IVF journey. (more…)

Breaking The Rules

During your waiting period before the beta test you’re not really supposed to take a home pregnancy test. The trigger shot could give you a false positive or you could be testing really early, giving you a false negative. Well, I’m a rule breaker. Oops.  (more…)

Our Not So 2WW

If infertility is new to you, 2ww means the dreaded two week wait. This is the period of time after your embryo transfer in which you’re stuck just sitting around for two whole weeks! After that time comes your beta, which is the blood test to check out your HCG level. Luckily for us as it turns out, Dr. Fisch doesn’t do the actual two weeks of waiting! (more…)

Embryo Transfer

Our first baby picture
Our first baby picture!

November 18th we do a five day transfer of one beautiful blastocyst that is already hatching! This is such a magical moment for us. Most couples find out they’re pregnant weeks after it actually happened but we get to watch on a TV monitor the exact moment this little one enters into my uterus and get this first baby picture. (more…)

The Update Phone Calls

Monday November 16th rolls around and I get my update phone call bright and early. Over the weekend we had two late bloomers start to grow so now we have a total of 10 embabies steadily growing! I like to say that those two take after their dad but they’re actually more like me. You should see me trying to get out of bed every morning! Let’s just say.. It’s a process. Of those 10 little embryos, Dr. Fisch tells me that six of them are “looking perfect” and I’m scheduled for a five day transfer on Wednesday November 18th!

The morning of the 18th I get another update call. There are only four embryos still growing. (more…)

Egg Retrieval

November 13, 2015: Egg retrieval day! We’re doing this with the help of conscious sedation, which is totally amazing. Just like a really comfortable nap! I fall asleep thinking of beautiful babies and Paul goes to the “Man Cave” to do his business again. (more…)

Time To Pull The Trigger

November 11th I finally get the green light to do the trigger shot. During my ultrasound Dr. Fisch sees that my uterus is still tilted and the follicles on the left side will be difficult to get to but he assures me that everything is moving along “very nicely.” What reassuring words! (more…)