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Baseline u/s and labs

Good news first…I had my baseline u/s and labs today. Everything looks good – no cysts! I am good to go for starting my meds tomorrow!

Now some bad news…I only have 6 antral follies. This means we will have very few eggs to work with. I already knew it would be less than ideal, since I only had 7 antral follies with IVF #1. My ovaries are so pitiful, BUT surprisingly, I still feel pretty positive!

My new RE is hopeful that we might be able to recruit a couple more follies with all of these meds. Or at least get all my current follies growing. He says I’m on his most aggressive protocol. I trust that, and I believe it can work.

I go back on Thursday of next week for my first follie check. I will feel relieved once I see that we aren’t having a repeat of my first IVF attempt. With IVF #1, I only had 4 follies growing at my first follie check. Then 2 of them pretty much shriveled up a couple days later, and we had to convert to IUI.

Please Lord, let this new doctor and new set of meds work for me! I’m trying my best to have faith and stay confident.

Wishing you all a safe and happy new year!!!

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CD 1!!!

AF came in full force, so CD 1 is today! I just spoke with the nurse from my new RE’s office and scheduled my baseline ultrasound and bloodwork for tomorrow (Friday 12/31)! If all goes as planned, I start stims on Saturday 1/1/11! That seems like a lucky date to start! 🙂

I’ll update tomorrow after my appointment!

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Hello spot!

I just peed in a cup, dipped my FRER, and wiped…….and there was spotting. I was just starting to feel like *maybe* I was pregnant! Oh AF, you tricky devil! How dare she be late and let me get my hopes up a little! LOL.

I’m really okay with it though. I was begging AF to come for the past week. Then when I DIDN’T want her to come (because I thought there was a SLIM chance of being pregnant), well that’s when she comes. *rolls eyes* It’s kind of funny, but irritating at the same time.

Hopefully she’ll come in full force, so I can call my doc and get started with my IVF cycle!! Woot! I can’t wait! 🙂

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A baby was born

Yesterday was my due date for angel baby #3. And a baby was born. It was my nephew. Dominic Gabriel ~ 8lb 2oz. I’m so happy for my sister. She had a rough pregnancy, so I’m glad everyone is doing well. It is a little bittersweet for me though. In a way, I’m happy that a baby, as special as my nephew, can have my baby’s birthday. It will be a way to make that day a happy one. Love you Amber and Dominic. ♥

Edit to add a picture of my handsome nephew: