IVF #2 Grab 'n Stab: Day 4

It's already time for another ICLW - wow, did that go by fast or what? Hi to everyone stopping by. To give you a brief summary, we're getting to the fun part of our second IVF cycle. Our first was back in April - I had a pretty average response, with only 5 eggs collected. Of the 3 that were mature, 2 fertilised, and only 1 developed, so I had a 3-day transfer which didn't take.

I'm on Day 4 of my Puregon injections - and I'm already feeling things happening with my dodgy ovaries. In the last cycle, I felt twinges at around day 5. This time around, my dose has gone from 125 to 175 and I'm wondering if that's why I'm feeling things a bit earlier. Tomorrow, I go down to 150 ... and I'll stay on that dose until our blood draws and ultrasounds next week.
I've got a strange feeling about this cycle. I'm hopeful that things will work out differently, and praying that I respond better this time around. I'm wondering if we'll get lucky at egg collection, if we'll maybe have a chance to get some frozen embryos this time. It's all speculation of course, but I'm keeping fingers crossed.


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19 comments:

Shelley @ Tales from the Waiting Room said...

I didn't realize you were already injecting! Very exciting. Hope you get a great response and that this is the cycle for you! I'll be following along and keeping my fingers crossed extra hard.

Liz said...

Good luck. Now that you've started stims it will all fly by! Hoping you get some great Embabies and maybe even a few frosties.

L said...

Hurray for things moving!!! Hope this is your cycle and there aren't any bumps in the road!!

mrkhmusings said...

Must feel good to get going again! happy iclw, looking forward to following your journey x

Jen said...

Stopping in from ICLW - best of luck with this cycle - hoping this one is THE one!

Sarah said...

Fingers crossed!!!!

talesofacautiousoptimist said...

Stopping by from ICLW. Good luck with this IVF cycle...sending you positive thoughts! I'm in the first phase of my first IVF cycle...BCP's. I'm anxious, but also excited to get to the injections.

taradawes said...

Happy ICLW! Best of luck with this IVF cycle :D

waitingtoexpand said...

Hi from ICLW! Wishing you the best for this cycle, and the peace and strength needed to get through it. I look forward to following your journey!

Jenny said...

Another ICLWer here...wishing you lots of luck with this cycle!

Stupid Stork said...

Greetings from ICLW!

You ARE at the fun part of IVF... love those hormones. Have you contemplated slapping a stranger? Climbing to the top of a clocktower in a clown suit?

ahh, hormones.

Wishing you loads of luck! I'm in a similar boat - doing IVF#2 in a couple of months probably - I had 10 eggs but only ONE fertilized. Cheers to extra challenges.

Wishing you lots of luck!

Patience said...

Here from ICLW.

Good luck with your IVF! Hoping the increase in dosage is just what you needed!

sass @ (In)fertility Unexplained said...

I am so glad you're feeling hopeful. The second IVF can be so much better than the first, and I hope that your symptoms are a sign that things are going in that direction. Can't wait for your u/s report next week! Fingers crossed!

L said...

Can't believe how fast things are moving...you're almost there!! Good luck...thinking of you!!

DandelionBreeze said...

FXd for you hun... and hoping with all my heart that this is the cycle for you, with future siblings as well :) Grow follies grow :)) xoxo

Ren said...

Hello from ICLW!

Good luck with stimming and retrieval - may you have many quality embies.

justcyclingalong said...

Lots of luck! Hopefully the altered dosages will help you get some embabies to freeze as well.

mommy someday said...

Hello from ICLW! Best wishes with IVF #2!

Alana said...

Sending love and good hormone vibes for round two!!!!





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