Friday, July 22, 2011

Beta #2 is in

We just got our second levels....We wanted to see the 193 double and it came back 462!!! Our first ultrasound is scheduled for August 10th! So only 2 1/2 weeks until we see our little Deutschebaby!! I cannot wait!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

And the results are in!

The third time's a charm!! We are having a baby. I can't believe it, this really feels real and unreal at the same time. We took two cheapie tests and a digital. All pregnant! Mr. DF asked that I wake him before so we could see the result together. When I walked into the bathroom, I fully expected to see one line only. I saw the second line and dropped to the floor, crying. I couldn't even get out the words. I was in total disbelief. DH kept asking "what does that mean, what does that mean?" I nodded my head and he picked me up and held me and told me how much he loved me. Then I dipped the digital test and Mr. DF watched the timer (I couldn't) and all of the sudden, he yelled "woohoo!"

We spent a lot of time crying and hugging. It was so hard for me to get ready. I just couldn't even focus. I called my mother-in-law and she was crying and super excited. The my sister, who couldn't believe it. Then I went to my mom's so I could tell her in person. She was crying and just couldn't believe it. My boss, who has known every step, gave me the day off to celebrate. So we did with dinner. It was awesome.

I called my dad that evening and he was jumping up and down yelling "I'm going to be a grandpa". My 10 year old brother can't believe he's going to be a 10 year old uncle. Haha!

I also heard from both my nurse and RE, who both congratulated me. I got my blood draw done yesterday as well. First beta level was 193. I go tomorrow to make sure they're doubling. This is really happening!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

B2B IUIs done!

We went for the second IUI this morning. Everything went well. After the wash we had 37 million sperm. Crazy how 40mil get lost in the wash! So now we wait. With today as O day, our due date would be 3/29/12. Assuming I still have to be induced 2 weeks early due to my heart condition, we would be having our little one right around our 3rd anniversary. That would be amazing. I feel pretty calm and as good as I can about all of this. The only thing that scares me if where we go if this doesn't work. I know we will have to stop treatments for a while and that makes me sad. Hopefully we won't have to worry about it! At this point, I'm just thankful all the driving is over for at least 2 weeks. Just smooth sailing for 2 weeks....well that and the lovely progesterone suppositories...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Well, we had a crazy morning!

Drove down to see my RE this morning for a CD11 monitoring u/s. They called me into the room so fast I didn't get a chance to call Mr. in, which he was less than thrilled about. He thinks I don't pay enough attention and don't ask the right questions. Sure dude. They had a new girl in training to my u/s. Boy was that fun! She really didn't know what she was doing and was just jabbing around in there, taking forever to measure and re-measure my follicles. The regular tech finally took over when it got to be too many. I had an 18mm, 17mm, 16mm, and more smaller. I was laying there thinking "what the heck happened to the 18mm I had two days ago?" I figured I'd speak with my nurse about it.
The tech said that I had some fluid in there so they were going to test my urine to see if I was getting ready to ovulate. So after several minutes waiting for the results, my nurse came up and gave me the bombshell of news: I was ovulating right then and we'd need to do IUI now. Holy Shizz! All I thought was thank goodness I made sure Mr. DF came with me. We asked about my follie sizes and she confirmed what I had and told me the 18mm from the other day had already dropped and was headed down my tubes! I also started getting really nervous because we had had intercourse the night before, so I was worried about our sperm count numbers. She told me not to worry, timing was perfect, and everything would be ok.
So we went and ate while they were cleaning Mr.'s sample. We were a total nervous wreck, just from the shock of it all and the fear that his count wouldn't be great. We got back and our count was still 49 million post wash!!!
My RE did the IUI himself. He said everything looked great and just to be safe to come back in the morning for another IUI. Ok fine....He also told me to talk to my uterus/follicles because I have a lot going on in there and we only want one baby. Haha! I am secretly talking to two follies....I wouldn't mind twins at this point. I guess it does make me really nervous due to my heart condition, but after all we've gone through, twins would be an awesome surprise! :)
I'll keep you updated on what happens next.

Monday, July 4, 2011

CD9 Update

I'm exhausted so this is going to be quick :)
Right side: 18mm, 13mm,  two 11mm, 10mm.
Left side: four 12mm.
My RE is reducing the Gonal-F to 75iu for the next two nights and I go back Wednesday for another u/s. Hopefully I'll be looking good and ready to trigger.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

CD6 update, 2 days late

I don't want to forget anything so I thought I'd pop on with my CD6 update from 2 days ago. Everything looked great and I was able to lower my Gonal-F dosage to 112.5iu for the following 3 nights. I had a 14mm, 10mm, and six under 10mm on the right and ten under 10mm on the left. Looks like I'm responding pretty well.
The shots have actually been really easy. Mr. DF had to give me the first one, but I've been doing them ever since. I go back tomorrow morning, yes on 4th of July, to see how it's going. I have much more cramping on these meds, along with headaches, nausea, and fatigue. I'll update again with my CD9 results.
On a side car was starting to act funny last night. I don't think it's happy about driving almost 100 miles every three days. I'm hoping it just needs a tune-up or something since it's only 3 years old.