The Schedule

We’ve got our cycle schedule for the upcoming IVF. I did a side-by-side comparison of them below, as the RE said they’d be “more aggressive” this time and get more eggs. IVF #1 was supposed to be a 5 day transfer of the embryos, but because we only had three, we opted to have them transferred on day 3. We hope that this time we have enough embryos that we can let them go to day 5 in the lab, allowing us to pick the best of the best for transfer. There are more days of medication post-transfer, but I didn’t include them in this schedule.

IVF #1
Luteal Cycle
IVF #2
Follicular Cycle
Birth Control
Synarel
Birth Control
Birth Control
Synarel
Birth Control
Birth Control
Synarel
Birth Control
Birth Control
Synarel
Birth Control
Synarel
Synarel
Day 1 Synarel
Day 2 Synarel
Day 3 Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 4 Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 5 Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 6 Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 7 Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 8 Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 9 Synarel
Repronex (225 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 10 Synarel
Repronex (225 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 11 Synarel
Repronex (225 IU)
Synarel
Follistim (225 IU)
Repronex (75 IU)
Day 12 hCG (5,000 IU) hCG (5,000 IU)
Day 13
Day 14 Egg Retrieval
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Egg Retrieval
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Day 15 Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Day 16 Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Day 17 Embryo Transfer
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Medrol
Tetracycline
Day 18 Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Day 19 Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)
Embryo Transfer
Baby Aspirin
Progesterone (1 cc)

Follow-Up Consultation

We had our post-failed-IVF consult today. Calista and Skip both stayed home today, since they have my cold, so all three of us went to the consult. Calista told me she was going to tell the doctor that the baby seeds didn’t work, and she did. It was cute, though a little depressing.

Dr. B went over the cycle and seemed to think everything went great as far as egg quality, fertilization, and embryo quality. Continue reading »


Another Day

Last night, we decided to go out and spoil Calista and ourselves. Calista got a Genevieve doll (from Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses) as well as her own copy of the movie (we’d been renting it). We walked around the mall, and later Wal-Mart for a good 5 hours, but Skip and I never did find anything for ourselves. We still had a nice time out, though. Continue reading »


The Verdict is in…

Not pregnant.

We will have a follow up consult on Monday to discuss the cycle and decide what — if anything — we want to do next.

Thank you so very much for all of the love and support that everyone has shown during this time. It has helped me so much, and has meant the world to me. Continue reading »


And now… we wait.

I had my blood drawn for my Beta (pregnancy test) at 10 am. I should have the results within 2 hours from that time, though I realized that would be noon, and with my luck, the nurses will go to lunch and I won’t hear until 1 or 1:30 pm.

No matter, as we aren’t feeling very optimistic. I am a certified Pee-on-a-Stickaholic and have done several home tests up until two days ago. They were all negative. Continue reading »


12 dpo and Big Fat Nothing

No BFP.

I’ve got nothing left.  It’s over, I just know it.  Two days until it’s confirmed.  The only good thing about getting a negative Friday is that I can stop these damned shots.  Doing them now just sucks, because I know there’s no point, but I won’t stop them until my blood test. Continue reading »