Friday, March 30, 2012

FET#2: the details

I'm not feeling overly creative today, so I'm just going to get right to it.

My transfer was yesterday at 8:00 a.m. Everything went well, and pretty much just like last time. The doctor shook my hand after he (hopefully) impregnated me, and wished me luck.

I got an hCG booster shot in the ass, and reclined for 30 minutes before heading out.

Here is a photo of our soon-to-be baby (too hopeful?!):
Frozen baby v2.0
We transferred a day-6 expanded blast. I'm no expert at knowing what I'm looking at when it comes to photos of embryos, but I think it might be starting to hatch. That's what I'm assuming the double-outside-ring is (on the left side... see it?). But who knows! And sorry for the poor quality photo.... it's a cell-phone picture taken of a black and white computer print out.

I'm on Crinone twice daily, Dexamethasone 0.5mg once daily, baby asprin and a prenatal. If I have a positive beta, I will switch from baby aspirin to Lovenox.

My beta is on Thursday, April 5. I will start testing tomorrow. I will test out the booster shot, and then hopefully watch the lines get darker as my little embryo gets comfortable.

I'm feeling hopeful, but not that excited. I think this is probably normal, given all I've been through. I'm preparing myself for both outcomes, but trying to stay positive.

It's going to be a long week.

42 comments:

  1. Good luck! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way! My FET is currently set for April 19th.

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    1. Good luck to you too! I just started following you, so I'll be stalking! :)

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    2. Kara I'm so excited for u!!! We miss u so much!!! U will never know how much we miss u and love u!!!!!

      Jen schilling and the girls* <3

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  2. Your embryo is absolutely beautiful :)

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  3. Wishing the best for you, and sending good vibes your way. Good luck!

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  4. Good luck! Sounds like you're embryo is of great quality! What is an HCG booster?

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    1. Hi Lanie! The hCG booster is a shot in the ass of hCG, and is supposed to aid in implantation. I think they mainly do it because if my embryo (which had grown for 6 days in the lab) had actually been growing in my uterus all that time, my body would have been producing a little hCG.

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    2. *your* my blogging has gotten so lazy. :) the shot makes total sense! Why is it day six? Did you do pgd and then freeze? :) this is all very exciting. Can't wait to find out is it worked for ya!

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  5. good luck to you- I am pulling for you and your little embryo!!! fingers crossed

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    1. Thanks C. I was thinking of you while I was in your city :)

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  6. Okay, well, you're moving forward! These are all good things. Hope you get a positive outcome.

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  7. I don't know much about these things, but your embryo looks beautiful to me. :)

    I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way. Take extra special care of yourself.

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  8. Good luck sweetie! Us girls at Baby Fever Buddies are sending out tons of sticky vibes and we are thinking about you!!!

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! Please give my love to the girls, and tell them I miss them! <3

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  9. Best wishes! sending good positive vibes your way!

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  10. Best of luck to you and your tiny soon-to-be-baby! You test one day before me - I hope we both get wonderful news :-D

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  11. It looks like it is hatching to me also. Sending you good luck vibes.

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  12. Many positive thoughts heading your way!

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  13. Wishing you tons of luck this time around Kara. My prayers are with you.

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  14. What a beautiful soon-to-be baby! Stick, little embryo, stick!!!

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  15. There are a lot of things that suck about IF, but how cool is it for you to be able to know what your little really started out as? You have been aware of that baby from before it was created!
    Ugh, I hope this week goes quickly for you!

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  16. Good luck!!!! That does look ready to hatch to me (also not an expert!)

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  17. Good luck!!

    How is the crinone going? I will be starting on it in about 10 days and have never used it so was curious.

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    1. I actually really like it! Much better than the prometrium. I was warned that I might "leak", but honestly I feel like I leaked more w/ the prometrium supps. So yeah, thumbs up from me! :)

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  18. Yay! I've been stalking for the update! I'm so glad it went smoothly. I can't believe your beta is so soon! Is that because it's an FET? This will be the longest week ever, but I'll be rooting for you the entire time!!!

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  19. Good luck! Lots of positive thoughts for you.

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  20. Sending you tons of luck and pregnancy vibes. I'm glad the transfer went smoothly. Good luck!

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  21. What a beautiful embryo! Praying it sticks!!

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  22. It definitely looks like it's hatching to me! How exciting! I hope it is starting to burrow in and stay for the long haul as I'm typing this.

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  23. Sticky icky icky vibes!!(hopefully youre a snoop-dog fan ;) Youre little blast baby is beautiful. Cant wait to see those tests gets darker!

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  24. Looks like a beautiful blastocyst! Now GROW

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  25. I think that embryo looks like you :) Congrats!

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  26. sending good sticky thoughts and holding lots of hope for you guys :-)

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  27. BIG BIG BIG Prayers and Sticky healthy vibes being sent your little embryo's way!

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  28. Sending loads of sticky vibes your way and wishing the very best for you and yours ;)

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  29. Praying for you! What a beautiful embryo. I can't wait to see you become a mommy <3

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  30. Glad everything went smoothly! Come on little one, dig in deep! Crossing everything for you and praying this one works!

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