Tuesday, March 25, 2014

IVF #2

Yesterday I headed back to the clinic for blood work, ultrasound, and a quick meeting with the IVF nurse. Everything looked great - AFC was 17, FSH was ~6, E2 was 64 (on CD4) - so I was given the green light to start BCPs last night! I'll take these for 20 days and then go in for my baseline appointment on April 16th. Stims should start that night and ER is estimated for April 26-28th.
TB April '14 Snuggle Bunnies IVF Badge
I feel nice and calm right now. I'm glad that my AFC is still good (it's been lower in the past and I just didn't want to do IVF on a low month). I'm looking forward to the three weeks of BCPs because it's nice to just have a break from everything and also because I'm hoping the pills contributed to the lack of pain that I had in January. It will be so nice if I get some relief for a few weeks.

I'm also feeling hopeful. I am praying that the change in protocol will give us better results and a better chance at a BFP.

I probably won't have much to say during the next few weeks. I'm going to do my best to relax for a bit, but things will probably be pretty busy around our house. Sometime between now and our estimated ER date, Seth is going to be submitting his dissertation! I am so proud of him and so happy that he's almost finished. I hope that when it's time for him to defend in May, we'll have more than one thing to celebrate.

IVF #2 Progress Report
Status: Suppression Phase
BCPs: 1 down, 19 to go
Days until Baseline: 22


  1. I'm so happy to hear you are feeling happy and calm. I hope so hard that this is it for you Ana. I'll keep thinking of you and sending you good vibes! <3

  2. It sounds like you've found a nice place of balance as you embark on this part of your journey. I hope it's the last new cycle for a long while!! Bring on the baby!!!

  3. I found your blog while searching for others writing about going through IVF, like myself. Best wishes! Glad that everything looks great.

  4. So glad things are looking good to start this cycle. I have everything crossed that this is it for you! <3

  5. I have everything crossed for you this cycle!!! I really hope this change in protocol is exactly what you need! <3

  6. That's a great AFC count! Good luck with your BCPs and starting your upcoming cycle. Fingers crossed for you.

  7. All my love dearie. <3

    And I adore the snuggle bunnies picture. That is too cute!