Thursday, July 31, 2014

# Fertilized

Well here is the update on our babies......

 Out of the 7 eggs they retrieved 6 were mature and 4 fertilized.    Not as good as we hoped but not the worst it could be.  We are doing a day 3 transfer which is tomorrow at 9:45am.  We really hope all 4 are still doing great tomorrow so that we can transfer 2 and freeze 2.  For our piece of mind I really want to have some frozen so we have a back up plan.  We were sure we would have some to freeze because my IVF went so well and they told G her cycle was going so well.  We never even considered this might happen.  But we were sure we would have success so why change that attitude right?  So only positive thinking tomorrow!

I will leave you with some pictures.

Rayden Saturday on the playground

Me and Rayden from few weeks ago

G and Rayden at swimming lessons

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

IVF # 2

Well lets begin with how we decided to start IVF again.  G had talked about wanting to carry a biological baby but never seemed really committed to it and I never thought she would do it.  In February I opened my email and found that Our fertility clinic was having a "sale" on IVF.  It was a lot cheaper then we paid for my IVF. I told her if she was really interested this would be the perfect time to buy her IVF.  She decided she definitely wanted to carry our next child.  We needed to start the IVF within a year of buying it so we decided the summer would be a great time to try for baby number 2.  They would be a little less then 2 years apart.  After buying the IVF I went to buy the sperm.  We wanted to use same donor we did Rayden.  Luckily we got 1 of the last 2 vials.  They told me they will not be selling anymore.  Seemed like we were meant to decide all that right then since it was working out so well.

Below is timeline so far for G's IVF

April 30th was our phone consult with the doctor

May 10th HSG and everything looked good

June 30th G's period started

July 2 1st baseline appt.  started birth-control (2weeks)

July 13 started Lupron 10 units

July 15 last birth-control pill

July 18 G's period started

July 19 2nd baseline appt start stims 150 gonal f, dexamethasone .5mg and 5 units Lupron same meds for July 20th

July 21 lower gonal f to 75

July 23 day 5 monitoring saw 9 follicles

July 25 day 7 monitoring saw 5 follicles

July 27 trigger

July 29 retrieval retrieved 7 eggs

Now that brings us up to date.  We've had some bumps along the way.  They forgot to tell her to take zpak at the beginning of they cycle.  They had her stim meds pretty low.  Lower then they do a mini IVF and we didn't request that.  We didn't need 36 eggs like they for from me but woulda liked to atleast start with 15 eggs today.  They won't all be mature and they won't all fertilize so starting with 7 isn't great.  We really hope we end up with atleast 4 before transfer.

They completely messed up her instructions today.  But I noticed because I have been thru this and called and got it cleared up.  They had her taking double the amount of estrace and orally not vaginally.  I knew right away it was wrong.  We pay them a lot of money they really should get these things right.  I am thinking her low dose of meds was a mistake too.  I hope it works out in the end tho.

Tomorrow she starts crinone, estrace, dexamethasone again, baby aspirin, cleocin, and doxycycline.  Cleocin and doxycycline are only for 3 days.

Tomorrow we should get update on what was mature and what fertilized.  I will update soon!  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big news Big Update

Well I have found blogging with a child and full time job is very hard.  When I get a free second I have 101 other things that need done.  So this will be a big catch up blog.  First our big news is that we have started to try for baby number 2 and if G has her way number 3 as well. Lol she really wants not so much.  One at a time is perfectly fine with me.  This time G is doing IVF.  I'm shocked she wants to.  I never thought she would but this is what she wants and I support that.  I will go into more details about how that whole process is going soon.  First let's talk about Rayden!

Rayden  is 11 months now!  Almost 1 year and I can't believe it.  Time goes so fast and he's growing up so fast.  He is eating real food (meaning same things we eat) and he's walking now.  He started taking a few steps on his own last week and today started walking all over without help.  He still loves to grab our finger and walk us all over.  He is basically dragging us lol The only word he says is mama but that's enough for us!  He is still breastfed.  He's never had formula and I am so proud of us!  Pumping is getting very old but well worth it.  I am hoping after a year he can start whole milk or almond milk when he's with my mom while I am at work so I won't have to pump anymore.  I will still breastfeed him when he's with me tho.  He has 2 teeth so far and very little hair.  Lol

Last time I blogged we had just got his 6 month pics done so I guess I should post a few of those.

At Rayden's last doctors appointment he was 9 months old.  He weighed 21lbs and 8ozs.  His height was 29.5 inches.  That puts him at 86% for height and 66% for weight.  

Next blog I plan on updating about G's IVF.  I want all the details in my blog like I did for my IVF.  It's nice to have it all saved somewhere to go back and look at.  You think you will remember everything but you don't and it's great to have the info.  So I want to make sure I get it all for G's too.  Also we will have all the details for our children as well.  

Now I will leave you with some recent pictures of Rayden.  These pictures were from our vacation in Texas.  He loves water and sand so he had a blast.  He really is a very happy baby!