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For this child, I have prayed. (Samuel 1:27)

Archive for the month “February, 2009”

Still Hungry…

Still hungry. This is a ridiculous state to be in. I’m currently on daily progesterone injections and changing estrogen patches every other day. I swear- a little salt and pepper on a piece of WOOD and it could possibly be appealing to me.  Eight more days to go!

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HUNGRY!!!!!

For whatever reason, these blasted artificial hormones are making me feel like I am absolutely starving.  Think prisoner of war, lost at sea on a dingy raft from Cuba…you get the idea.  Nothing seems to “hit the spot” and relenquish me of this hideous hunger of mine! I tried egg nog ice cream, s’mores, roast beef, 2 kinds of cheeses, pickles, banana chips, chocolate chips, salt-n-vinegar chips, and raw pasta.

An alarming incident occured while feeding my beautiful, large Albino Red oscar, Sunni last night.

Picture of Sunni:

Sunni

Sunni

As I gazed lovingly at my beautiful fish swimming around happily in her tank, I knew I was in trouble when instead I saw this:

Lord help me (and Sunni).

IVF ROUND II DRAMA & PHOTOS

2/9/09

Yesterday, the night before the transfer, we had quite a scare.  We had an incident that very much could have threatened our transfer. Not only that, but it occurred hours before our embryos were due to be thawed.  To make matters worse, we couldn’t get ahold of our doctors for a painstakingly long time.  We feared our cycle would have been canceled and our embryos discarded (can’t refreeze ’em).

Thankfully, one of the Docs checked her email and confirmed that our cycle was not lost and that things are still on the go.  We then got an email on Sunday (the date the embryos were to be thawed) stating that we had a few choices to make. We didn’t get that email until too late, so the following situation was the result:

  • They had to thaw 5 of our 6 remaining embryos
  • The 2 embryos that survived were not of the best quality
  • One embryo remains frozen

So we prayed that our embryos would survive the night and hopefully go on to become our beautiful, healthy baby.

The transfer went very well, here are some pictures:

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Lord- grant me patience!

So it’s 5:18 pm on a Sunday afternoon…I’m cooking a duck….and I’m bored out of my mind! So far my schedule looks something like this:

Today- cook duck, post random complaint on blog which hopefully conveys the boredom I currently feel

Monday- major job interview for the job of my dreams (fingers crossed!)

Tues-Fri: twiddle thumbs, work on support group presentation, find some hidden corner of the house to scrub clean…

Saturday- HOPEFULLY transfer 2 beautiful Grade 1 embryos! (fingers crossed, rabbit’s foot, many prayers, bargains with God)

The following 2 weeks: worry, learn some German, fret, practice on my keyboard, go to spa to attempt relaxation, spend inordinate amount of time in prayer, hopefully start my dream job, hopefully find out we’re pregnant!

In the meantime, I’ll find time in my busy schedule to convince C that 4 children for us is the greatest idea since E=MC squared.  I have no current ideas on exactly HOW we’re going to end up with these 4 little people…hmmm….I could put that on my “2WW Things to Do list.”

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