Today was bittersweet. We graduated from CNY AT 8 weeks exactly. Today we got to see their little leg and arms! It’s starting to look like a baby! Heart beat is up to 163! 💚💚 I made my cny team some head bands and chocolate chip cookies as a thank you! Trying to come up with a way to thank the people who made your dreams come true is very difficult.
I’m going to miss my cny team so much but know I can call them with any concerns in the mean time!
What do you call your future baby?
I thought I would explain #babydreron and how that name game about. I have gotten a few stares already from ppl thinking this is what we will actually naming our child. I promise I’m not.
Three years ago when thinking up baby names I thought I should be creative. So brilliant creative me was thought “combining our names would make such a cool name”. Ron has no suggestions so I was on my own. The best I could come up was Dreron. Ron busted out laughing at me saying “no absolutely not”. Since he “loved” it so much it has stuck.
We also refer to our future baby as a bald puppy. (We are aware of how weird we are, we just can’t help it 🤣) #babydreron#babynames#ivf#ivfjourney#ttc#ivfcommunity#ttccommunity
First off I just want to thank everyone your messages and comments these past few days! It has made this waiting game so much more bearable! I love this community so much and am so glad we could share our news with all of you!
Shock and awe don’t even begin to explain how we felt when we heard the news.
The day I got my first beta done was so stressful. The hospital I went to for blood work took 30 minutes to sign me in. They didn’t inform me they couldn’t do STAT labs until after they drew the blood. CNY still didn’t receive anything by 3:40 so they worked extra hard hunting them down. We finally got the call at 530 and they left a voice mail.
It was all so worth the crazy day!
By second beta was early Friday morning but I was told I wouldn’t get a call until Saturday around 2! Another wait that was killing me! My husband and best friend did an amazing job distracting me.
First ultrasound is Friday, we hoping to see our little yolk sac 😊. #makingbabydole#babydreron#ivfjourney#ivf#bfp#ttc#ttcsisters#ttccommunity#miraclebaby
This is the tree we used at our wedding ceremony. Our parents each have a lock and we put a lock on. Once the lock is closed there is no key to open it back up. I remember picking this out for our ceremony thinking how awesome it could be to had little locks to our family tree. When we started trying I bought a little set of heart locks to hopefully one day had to our tree.
One day this lock will go on our tree and I am so excited for that day!
🤞🏻 this is the last pack of tampons I need for a LONG time 💚. Phase two has officially began. Baseline appt was this afternoon and was instructed I start taking prednisone, aspirin, estrogen, and lovnox shot.
I go back next week and that’s when the real fun begins. The PIO shot. 😱
AF payed me a visit yesterday. It literally terrifies me. I may have screamed a little and cried. Your period after retrieval is no joke, just to give you a heads up. Plan on doubling up by using tampons and pads and be prepared to change hem hourly. I was not prepared for this so hopefully this helps prepare someone so they don’t sit in the bathroom freaking that you are dying.
It’s really not that complicated.
I can on CD 1, then on CD 3 I go for my baseline appt. that night I start stimming. Day 6 I go in for blood work and ultra sound to measure my follicles. The goal is to get my follicles to 18-20. 10 days is the average time a women stims before retrieval. When I get the point some follicles are mutate I add another shot that prevents me from ovulating. Once my follicles reach acceptable size I give myself a trigger shot at just the right time. 36 later I go in for my retrieval. How many embryos do you think I will get, you ask? I don’t know because: a) not every follicle will have an egg b) not every egg will be mature C) not every mature egg will fertilize d) our embryos need to make it to blast in order to be biopsied for pgs testing. After they are biopsied they get put in the freezer. Within a few weeks I will get the results back about which ones are normal. That’s when we know which ones to transfer. Again I will call on CD 1 then go in for base line on cd 3. 5 days prior to FET I start PIO shots. One day before I start intralipids. Then around CD 17 if my lining measurements are good they do a FET. After FET I will be PUPO. This is when the tww begins. About 10-14 days after I go in for my first beta. If I have a positive bats I have to go in 48 hrs later for my second beta and to be considered pregnant my numbers had to of doubled.
See, simple, easy peasy.