Archive for November, 2008

So close

I was all set to go. Timing good, babysitter organized, lining ready, but I got the call at 4:30pm today to let me know that my little blast didn’t make it.  I feel disappointed but OK.   I knew things were going too smoothly, what with that 12mm lining ready to go.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a plan C so it’s back to the drawing board for me…. I do know that it will probably feature estrogen but will it feature IVF?


A glimmer of hope

So I have been taking my estrogen  starting on 2mg/day until cd9 then 4mg/day.  It has messed with me a bit and exacerbated the low grade depression I’m sure I’ve had since Dad died.  I’ve been teary and cranky, snappy and forgetful.  I haven’t really thought about the FET either.  Evidence of my distraction is that I went to the clinic today for my cd12 scan and I’m on cd11!  However, I actually received some good news.  My estrogen supplemented lining is…. wait for it… 12mm!!!!!  Yes!  So now I have my glimmer of hope back.  I also had a 21mm follicle on my LHS which Dr M was surprised about as apparently the Estrogen is supposed to suppress the FSH.  Looks like I will surge tonight and I have to start taking my progesterone with FET on Friday 26th.

Typical that this ancient nearly 42yo still ovulates on birth control but can’t get pregnant…..

Drug addict

I really like taking my estrogen.  I think it’s a bit weird and I have read about hormone cravings where you can’t wait for your next ‘fix’.  I’m not that bad but I do think I feel better for taking it.  I know it’s seriously linked to mood in women so maybe the explanation is that simple.

Anyway, I’m cd 6 with my lining scan on cd12.  I am seriously curious to see whether it’s any thicker.  FET will be six days after ovulation so I estimate around the 29th.

Still plodding along

Gee time flies when you’re not doing IVF 😆

AF came Oct 14th after stopping the Crinone on the 12th.  I was anticipating something normal but sure enough 48hrs later I was once again AF free.  So, even though my lining is measuring 9mm I am not having a normal period.  Either something is up or 9mm, for me, is not ‘normal’ enough.



Went today to see Dr M about the FET.  I mentioned the above and we will try estrogen for that cycle to see if I can get it any thicker – not holding my breath.  If the FET fails – as I suspect (know) it will, I will go to see Dr S for one more stim cycle before calling it quits.  He seems a little more innovative and will try things like Viagra for my lining.  I think I’ll also go the assisted hatching route this time despite making it to blast.

This cycle’s been pretty normal so I guess thre’s not too much wrong with the ‘old’ system.  One week to go and the FET begins!!  I will take the Progynova (estrogen) and be monitored for natural ovulation.  Then six days later I’ll have ET if it defrosts OK.  Fingers are crossed and chance of a successful thaw is 70%.

Taking a break

Taking a break

On the upside we will soon be having a ‘baby’ join our family and here he is:


He is coming as a companion for our lonely pig ‘Cadbury’ and we get him in two weeks.  Here is Cadbury with his owner and Mum’s old ‘Pig’ Licorice.  Cadbury is on the left.