Monday, April 18, 2016

DEIVF: We have a Plan!

So as of today it had been over 2+ weeks since our donor’s consultation and blood work appointment.  We were getting extremely anxious and frustrated so I decided to pull the “crazy infertile” card and email the IVF coordinator for the 3rd time in a week in regards to the results.  I told her I was worried something might be wrong (even though I knew there wasn’t because Amy had already received her results at work) in the hopes that maybe she’d respond quicker, and she did!  She immediately responded with, “Hey Elena, everything is great with her blood work!  No problems!  We are ready to proceed.”  Yay!


We really hoped that we would by cycling by May, but our donor has a family vacation & Dr. Servy also has a vacation scheduled for mid-May so we are pushing it back to June make it easier on everyone.  I’m not too bummed about the wait.  I am just happy to have a solid idea of when things will happen.  As of right now we are just waiting for cycle starts for both Amy and I.  Luckily she and I are on practically the exact same schedule (which is great) so once we start they will order our meds and we can start prepping. 


I’ve already been lucky enough to get some meds donated by some awesome TTC sisters and also by my first IVF clinic.  They will be doing my monitoring and offered some meds to us which we were so thrilled about.  Amy will be using Gonal F and Ganirelix, we aren’t sure what else at this point.  I will be using estrogen injections (which I’ve never done) and estrogen tablets & progesterone injections and progesterone suppositories right around transfer & potentially until 12 weeks of pregnancy. 


I’m so excited for June.  This is going to be a big month too because I will be turning 30 on the 8th!  June is also the birth month of my best friend Jodie (the 9th) my SIL Melissa (also the 9th), my BIL (and Jodie’s husband, the 10th), my SIL Shannon (the 14th), and my husband (the 22nd) along with a couple other cousins and friends.  It’s a good month!  June was also the name of my late grandma and a name I’ve always really loved.  So many good signs pointing in our direction. 


I am looking forward to the warm weather and being able to enjoy it a bit before we jump into our cycle.  This will be our 3rd summer doing an IVF cycle and I’m really hoping that I won’t have to say that next year.  Our first IVF cycle was July 2014, our second was July 2015, and now our DEIVF cycle will be June 2016.  We are sooo ready for a break & a success.  It really has been a long time coming, but I feel extremely hopeful about this one!

17 comments:

  1. HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY. But better yet, I am so thrilled for yall that you have a plan!!!! June is a great month IMO :) Also, my fertility doc kept me on PIO until out of first trimester, which is a bummer, but it's obviously worth it. You got this, mama!

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  2. Yay for June and all the good vibes it holds!

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  3. June! I love all the wonderful significance!!! I hope everything aligns perfectly!

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  4. So happy for an update!! June - I sense a name here.... <3

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  5. I definitely believe in signs and June seems like there are a lot of promising signs there!

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  6. I haven't commented in a few months, but have been following you and trying to stay updated on this. June will be here before you know it and I have so much hope and faith that this will be it and you will be a mommy.

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  7. This gives you time to finish up that gorgeous porch, can you just see yourself rocking on the porch with a little bump? I SURE CAN!! What a busy June you have coming up girl! And so many wonderful signs pointing to success. I am excited to be following your journey!

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  8. Yay!!! I have crinone if they tell you to use that, like I think 10 or more I will just have to check the expiration dates but I think they are good through this year.

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  9. SO. AWESOME. OKay...so how does this work? She will do an egg retrieval there...and you guys are using hub's frozen spunk or something? Or are you two going there and doing a fresh cycle right after her retrieval? I think I might have answered my own question but let's just keep rambling! June is so freakin' close I can't stand it!!

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  10. June sounds like a lucky month!! It will be here before you know it! And to add to the list of birthdays my hubby is also a June baby lol

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  11. yayy!! all my fingers and toes crossed. june is a great month, i love all the significance for you. it is so close!

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  12. June IS going to be a good month. So awesome you got some meds donated too! Wahoo

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  13. God Bless.
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  14. Sounds like everything is falling into place and so glad that June has so much meaning for you, its meant to be. Wishing you the best. xo

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  15. This is shaping up to be an exciting Summer! What a blessing with those donated meds. Just curious how Joe is feeling? Hopeful? Detached? Determined?

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  16. Loved reading blog posts over at Recombine and happy to find your whole blog over here. We're attempting our 4th try at DEIVF and I hope for you that your first try is a winner, as it's definitely tough. I found estrogen injections to actually be the easiest - progesterone was harder for me but physically, they are both long ass needles in the bum. I've actually found the side effects to the Estradiol tablets to be much worse than the estrogen injections, I think because they have to go through your whole body rather than the direct route the shots provide, but I still do the pills simply because they're covered by insurance and everything else is out of pocket.

    Best of luck to you - remember that self care, so important!

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  17. I would have pulled the "crazy" card too! Geesh! Why can't people just keep in touch or do their jobs a little bit more diligently! So glad that you have a plan set! June will be here before we know it! Sounds like such an exciting month for you guys and especially a special birthday "gift"!

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