FET is a go!

As I was on my way to the chiro this morning, I got a call from the clinic. They called me! (That isn’t so common here, at least not for me.) The lady told me that she has good news: my embryo survived thawing. I have no idea how many cells it is or any other details, but I don’t really care at the moment.
I am now in the waiting room with a full bladder. I’ll update this after the transfer and I go pee.

The transfer went well. My 8-cell embryo didn’t lose any cells during the thaw! Woohoo! It’s a great start already. *big grin*

My bladder was sufficiently full. I’ve actually never had any problems with that, even the time I forgot to have a full bladder and madly drank water while waiting for my turn. The catheter-thing to direct the embryo to my uterine lining was not pleasant at all this time! It’s never “nice”, but this time it really pinched and was painful. But once the doctor got it into place though, it wasn’t as bad, just a constant pinch and nothing I couldn’t handle for the short amount of time. I was in (the procedure room) and out in about 10 minutes.

Now it’s just time to wait to test in 2 weeks. I am really going to try and hold off on testing. LOL. Let’s see how I feel closer to the date.

If this doesn’t result in a BFP, I’ll start a long protocol IVF #3 with ICSI at the beginning of November.

FET tomorrow

Tomorrow is the scheduled date for my FET for the last lonely (ok quality) embryo, if it survives the thaw that is. I don’t think the clinic will call me if it survives the thaw or not. Most likely, I’ll just be told if the transfer is a go or not when I call in the morning to find out the more exact time of when I’m supposed to head into the clinic.

I also have a chiropractor’s appointment in the morning. My neck has been locked up and hurting something fierce lately (since while I was in Shanghai) and it just won’t quit. I love my chiro! On a side note, I have read that it has been beneficial to many women to go to acupuncture before and after an IUI, IVF or FET treatment. I wonder if the same could be had with going to a chiropractor? At least, I know I feel wonderful after my chiro appointments. My whole body just feels lighter and un-locked.

Let’s see how tomorrow goes…

CD13 and a better day

aka Thankful Thursday

Today is CD13 of my cycle and also the day I was told to start POAS to test for O. After all the trouble I went through to get the pee-sticks yesterday, I had to test one last night. Besides, what girl can resist peeing on a stick when it is in her vicinity?! I know it was late (midnight) to be testing and that I wasn’t going to test that late the rest of the time, but I just couldn’t help it. The test line was quite faint, but it was there. Today though, the test line was much darker, but still not darker than the control. Fingers crossed for a darker test line tomorrow or this weekend so I can call the clinic to schedule my transfer for next week.

I know yesterday’s post was quite horrible, dreary and just down and out negative. That was exactly how I was feeling though. Today, on the other hand, has been much better. While I’ve still had a few small bouts of sadness, I’ve been much chipper and in a pleasant mood. I actually meant my smiles when I smiled today.

I’m not quite sure what got me into my horrible funk yesterday. Sure thinking about and missing my mom can do it. So can upcoming O-time hormones. But I really don’t know what triggered it, nor why it wouldn’t go away the entire day. Bleh.All I know is that I’m not feeling that way today and for that I am very thankful!

In honor of feeling perkier and it being Thursday (for 37 more minutes), here’s a few things I’m thankful for at the moment:
– Mr Siili cooked dinner before I got home, so all I had to do was re-heat it.
– I had 2 tv series ready for me to watch this evening. (Again, thanks to Mr Siili.)
– I had a snuggly kitty on my lap while watching my shows.
– I stayed 2 hours extra at work (boo), but I feel confident that I’ve sorted the customer’s account out much better than it had been in ages. One more thing to cross of my to do list!
– It’s Thurs-night! Only one more day of work until the weekend.
– I wore my new bra today and it didn’t bug me once! It also has a cute little jewel right in the middle.
– I’m going to bed now! I’m aiming to be in bed and asleep before midnight.

Next step: natural FET, if all works out

I called the clinic yesterday to see where this cycle stands. Since I didn’t start any meds on CD1 (didn’t have a prescrip), by default this cycle and potential FET will be au natural. I have mixed feelings about this because the last natural attempt didn’t work because of timing. MRJ, on the other hand, will most likely be happy about this cycle being (more) natural so he can ‘test’ to see if it was him or the clinic to get me pregnant, if it happens that is. I’m sure he will think it all his doing, which who knows, maybe it would be. I really don’t care how or what gets me pregnant, only that it happens. In any case I will go into the clinic next Monday (CD10) for an u/s and to see what happens next. I’m pretty sure I will get to POAS and hope for a positive O indication.

On a different yet similar topic, my heart just sunk today during a meeting at work. I was sitting across the table from one of the married girls (P) and I noticed that her breasts look quite full and once I noticed that, I thought her tummy could be also. I don’t make a habit out of staring at other women’s boobs and stomachs, but this just happened into my sight and mind. I also think this came about as another co-worker (G) told me a while ago that her and a couple of others were betting (not seriously, I hope) on who would be pregnant by this year’s xmas party. I told G not to hold her breath on me being pregnant by then. And in a very, very selfish way, I hope P isn’t pregnant either. No more work pregnancies before me!!

No FET this month

I got (what I think is) a positive OPK last night and again this morning, but the clinic is counting yesterday’s OPK as the day in which to count from. It would mean my FET would have happened on Monday, but no one is in the office on Sunday to thaw my lonely embryo. So, no FET this month.

Now, if I would have not tested yesterday in the evening or just not have said anything to the clinic, they would have gone by this morning’s +OPK and I would have my FET on Tuesday. Doh! Hindsight is 20 / 20.

I am quite sure I have ovulated today. I’ve felt pinchy-twingy-pangs on my right ovary area off and on during the day. At one point they were much stronger than the rest. Now, my right side is just tender and a bit crampy. It almost feels as if I was kicked in the ovary. I manged to talk hubby into a BD session last night and I’ve almost extracted a promise for another tomorrow (Friday). Not that I really have any hope or expectations that this cycle will be any different than the previous 35 cycles, but you can’t blame a girl for trying. Plus, I love my husband and I love being intimate with him!

I’m not too sad about the FET not working this month as I was already prepared for a summer break. The FET would have just been an added bonus and also allow us to start 100% fresh in the Fall. Now, we’ll have this one lonely embryo to try an FET with before going onto IVF #3. I’ve been in a good frame of mind for the last 2 or so weeks. I hope I’ll be able to continue this feeling of positivity and goodness. Having +25-30C degrees of wonderfully amazing weather right now doesn’t hurt either! (I’m so not cold! Even my feet are warm.)

Happy start of summer to all!