- Lauree and Mike
- After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
The imminent miscarriage started this morning. Feels like a normal period (so far) but extra sad knowing there was a baby in there at some point. :(
I'm on vacation (I went anyways even against doctor's orders) so hopefully I can take my mind off of it. It's a gloomy day (fitting) here on Hilton Head Island. We are here until Saturday and are driving back Saturday and Sunday. I have an appointment with my OB for an ultrasound and blood work Monday. Hopefully my body knows what to do this week to wrap this emotional episode up.
Anyways.... We meet with a new RE on July 3rd. She's a new RE but my old clinic - the one that gave us Victor. She's super young and I pray she isn't stuck in her old ways like my past two REs. I hope she takes my Hashimotos, MTHFR, and all that craziness into consideration instead of blowing it off like my last RE.
So stay tuned.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
14dp3dt=165 (52 hour doubling)
18dp3dt=560 (54 hour doubling)
21dp3dt=945 (95 hour doubling)
24dp3dt=1537 (102 hour doubling)
Beta graph.... the slope doesn't look promising.
Plan: Ultrasound on Thursday (3 days from the last check) and another on Monday the 30th (as soon as we get back from our trip).
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Here's a graph:
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I honestly still think I had a vanishing twin.... I mean look at these FRER tests. They get darker to the blue line, then light again, then dark again. I sincerely think one implanted, didn't take, then the other implanted and is sticking around (knock on wood).
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I'm a little worried. Monday night I felt that strong pinching (on the right) and the next day my tests were much lighter. Today I felt similar pinching on the left. I hope I'm not losing the other embryo too!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Normally I'd be happy that it's a decent number but after the drastically lighter lines last night I'm pretty damn bummed. If you check betabase.info the average singleton beta 15dpo is 187. I'm about 100 off.
Friday's beta needs to be 176.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Symptoms: Evening, some major pinching in the front right uterus area for about 20 minutes. Hopefully an embryo implanting deeper! Veiny chest and arms. Hungry at night.