IVF 2: Eggy update

Had a call from the embryologist this morning (woke me up!) and I thought, uh oh, going to have to do a transfer today. But good news! (I think?) We are going ahead with the transfer on Monday. Which means we still have 3 embryos of “good quality” going, so the plan is for us…

IVF 2: The wait before the two week wait (TMI)

So, it’s quite exciting as we might be transferring tomorrow or Monday. I kind of hope for Monday as that means we’d have embryos that look like blastocysts. Apparently that is a good thing. (I try to limit my knowledge a bit… I know that sounds counter productive but honestly I have a tendency to…

IVF 2: Fertilisation

Woohoo! Looks like 5/7 fertilised which seems fairly optimistic. (Last time was 6/12 ending up with one day 5 transfer.) So it looks like a Monday morning transfer. They said it might be Saturday if they decide to go for day 3 but felt more likely Monday, so assuming we don’t get a call Saturday…

IVF 2: The numbers are in

I’m still really snoozy so this will be short.  Egg collection day today and so we headed in to see what the result of my stims was. Massive bloat! The nurse was really lovely and had the same name as my mum. Very jokey and kept saying she was here to give me a cocktail…

IVF 2: Ready… Steady… Go!

Me right about now… Well tonight’s the night! Stim time’s done and it’s trigger o’clock! Woohoo… Finally. I’m about to pop. Actually it’s “tomorrow” – I have to trigger with Ovitrelle at 00:30 tonight / tomorrow morning. That means egg collection is on Wednesday around 12:30, which means a fairly civilised arrival at hospital at…

IVF 2: Still stimming…

Well, readers, I’m still stimming. I waited for the call on Friday night that never came. (My clinic calls you if you need to change dosage or do something different – if not, you just carry on as you have been.) Which means, over the weekend I did “the usual” which is: 0.25 Buserelin at…

IVF 2: second stims scan update

Went for my second stims scan today. Although I guess in theory it’s the third (as they thought there was no point doing the first based on my previous cycle’s slow response).  The results are in: 20/04 scan R: 12, 13, 13 + 2 L: 11, 12, 12, 11 + 4   22/04 scan  R:…

IVF 2: Immune stuff

Today I went for my pre transfer intralipids infusion. It’s part of the borderline protocol from Dr S, for patients who have a borderline reaction to pregnancy. When they did the immune testing it was found that I had an elevated level of NK cells in a pregnancy situation, so whilst I’ve been doing IVF,…

IVF 2: Stims update

A quick update from my first scan during stims for IVF 2. Right ovary: (partially accessible – this is the guy who looks like a peanut and tends to hide) 12, 13, 13 + 2 smaller Left ovary: 11, 12, 12, 11 + 4 smaller Apparently this is on track and good. (I’m not sure…