Friday, July 31, 2009

Update

First of all, thank you so much for your encouragement. I love my bloggy friends!!! I didn't go to the support group meeting, which I think was a wise decision. Work has been really busy lately (I haven't even had time to blog!), and I've been feeling a little drained. In addition to the IVF stuff, we've also been car shopping and planning our vacation. Lots of decisions and busy-ness! (Apparently we're into spending money at the moment...our checkbook is taking a pretty big hit!)

Now for the drive-by update: C and I went to a mandatory IVF meeting at our RE clinic last night. It was amazing; such a contrast to our experience at the other RE practice! Everyone at the meeting was so friendly. The lab director gave a presentation on everything from how they ensure that the right embryos are given back to the right person to the biology of the process itself. He was very clear about the downsides of IVF; they want to make sure we know exactly what we're signing up for. He also showed video of the ICSI and assisted hatching procedures - I was truly speechless. God has created us in such a wonderful way!

I finally got my progesterone results back, too. My level was 2.4 on day 22; my RE considers 3.0 to be ovulatory. I was disappointed, but it just makes me more eager to get started with IVF. I did start a new cycle last night, and I have a call in to the IVF coordinator to get my bloodwork scheduled. My next acupuncture appointment is on Thursday. I'm hoping to get an idea of the protocol the acupuncturist uses for IVF cycles. With all the spending we've been doing, we want to make sure our budget is clearly nailed down.

So, progress. It's good.

9 comments:

Joy said...

Well if your cycles are longer than the average 28 days, then you'd ovulate later. So the 2.4 might have been on its way up to 3.0 or higher!

Hillary said...

That is great progress! I'm so glad you & your DH are feeling positive about your next steps. :)

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Heidi said...

I guess, I might have to make an appointment there. We need to get together and have lunch or something sometime. I work so close to the area you live. I would love to hear all about the new clinic. Best of luck, sweetie!

Kelli said...

Sounds like a great RE office! Hooray for progress!

ps. You have an award waiting for you on my blog!! :)

Courtney said...

Good luck with your cycle! I'll be praying for you!

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twondra said...

Yay for progress!!! That's always a good thing. I'm so anxious for you to start on the IVF. :) :)

Mad Hatter said...

Your new clinic sounds amazing! Yay for progress! And hey, I've given you an award so come by and check it out! ;-)

Clare said...

There's an award waiting for you here: http://thepitter-patter.blogspot.com/2009/08/lurrvely-blog.html

Triumph said...

I just found your blog. I love the verse on your profile, It's my husband's favourite too, he lives by it.

All the best in your efforts to have a family. Take it from me, it will be worth the struggles