Surging forward


Picture this….. Mrs IVF has peed on a stick and she sitting there staring at it, she looks up and comes screaming across the house.. “look look” she yells with a big grin on her head, “2 lines, deffo 2 lines tonight, last night was only one faint line… this is it”

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have surged. (No we’re not pregnant, but it felt like exactly the same drill.)

So expectations in IVF land here as so muted that we get excited around actually ovulating. Not having a kid, not counting mature egg or fertilizing them or a pregnancy result, but actually the fact that she is ovulating (and right on time – well done my dear)

So this kicked off a flurry of emails, phone calls, drug orders (legal drugs), further emails and a touch base with Mr IVF to update him on all the happenings. I have nothing to do at the moment in this whole process (I am not even driving the car for those who have been reading my tale for a while) , but I am preparing to start doing STUFF ALL again (http://wp.me/pvsWz-P)

So lots of news, but then again, not much I guess. Next on the do list: chase down remaining Dr letters, drugs are on their way and then we start on Estrace next week. No idea what that does, but suspect its some for of hand break before we start on the stims again.

On a completely different note, had a great dinner with some pregnant (no bad feelings!) friends tonight at la esquina tonight. Awesome Mexican restaurant hidden in the basement of a grotty diner near spring street in NYC. You have to walk through the kitchen to get to the hidden room. Its pretty cool. Recomend it if you are in this neck of the woods. (http://www.esquinanyc.com/)

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3 Responses

  1. You are in our thoughts and prayers. After our 1st failed IVF a few months ago we decided to rest a bit and let things settle down and decide if we are going to try it a second time. All the while friends are sprouting babies like its their job. We figured during our down time we would try naturally. We bought an expensive Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor and started to use that on day 1 of her cycle. Cycle lasted for 7 days, then on the 11th day she started AF again. Uhh, wtf is that all about? So we restarted the machine, and we are on day 11, no surge yet. Not even an increased estrogen level, which this machine also picks up. She stated some accupuncture, vitamin b shots and some voodoo herbal stuff from an IVF specialized accupunctures and chinese witchdoctor. I think that stuff might have thrown the hormones off, thus causing two AFs in the month, but maybe it is for the better. Anyways, tommorow we will be on day 12 of the cycle and hopefully the machine will move from LOW to MEDIUM fertility chances. Just to play the odds we “covered our bases” tonight 🙂 Again, thinking of you two. Tell the mango princess she has two supporters in Florida sprinkling lots of baby dust her way.

  2. It’s my understanding that Estrace is given to help support/build the lining of the uterus. Some of the drugs are anti-estrogens. Since estrogen is heavily responsible for lining thickness, they have to replace it with the Estrace to ensure the baby has a nice comfy bounce house to land in at implantation. As I said, just my understanding though, so don’t quote me on it 😉

  3. We like comfy bounce houses. Thanks for the tip. Nice to hear from you IVFguy – keep up posted on porgress

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