Saturday, February 28, 2009

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

My latest doctor's appointment, that is. :)

I went in this morning for another u/s and b/w. I'm such a slow stimmer...doesn't seem to matter the meds or doses. He wants me to stim for one more day, and I'll go back in tomorrow morning. I had one follicle that was ahead of the others. He wants the others to grow a little more, so we can hopefully get an egg out of each one. If the follicle is too small or immature, they are unable to flush out the egg on retrieval day. He said that we needed to discuss assisted hatching, the closer we get to transfer day. For those of you who aren't sure of what assisted hatching is...it's where they 'help the embryos out'. They stick a needle into the outer shell of the embryo, creating a small hole. This begins the hatching process, before putting them back inside the uterus. They recommend assisted hatching for women who've had trouble with implantation. Obviously, I'm a candidate, with two failed cycles under my belt. Did any of you use assisted hatching in your IVF cycles? Looks like trigger shot will be Sunday evening, making retrieval Tuesday. I'll know for sure after tomorrow's appointment. I'm so excited, girls! I gave this baby thing to God, a long time ago. I trust Him with it. I trust Him with my heart 100%. No matter what, He and I are tight...BFFs :)

In other news...I ask you to say a prayer for Sara & Me. We have our first meeting, tomorrow, with the owner of the boutique that wants to carry our jewelry. I'm sure we'll be a little nervous, the closer it gets to 2:30. :)

Have a blessed weekend, y'all!

Love you guys,
Jill

17 comments:

bb and mtb said...

Sending giant, follie growing vibes your way! {{hugs}}

PJ said...

Wow! You're so close! Yay!

They havn't said anything to us about assisted hatching, but probably because the getting pregnant isn't the problem, it's the staying part.

I'm all about whatever extras they can do to help things along. ICSI for example, I'm a big fan. :)

Have a great weekend!

Leslie Laine said...

Hi Jill - hope things go well at your US tomorrow. Sounds like you're moving along. Praying for you and hoping for good things. I, too, am working on putting this in God's hands. It seems to me that it only takes one, especially if it's in His plan.

Thinking of you.

Jen and Jared said...

YAY! I'm so excited and have been praying hard for this! See you tomorrow!!!

Love, Jen

Shannon said...

I read this at 2:20 so I said a prayer for your 2:30 meeting. Praying your nerves are settled. :)

I'll be praying for you all next week too! Yay! I'm so excited it is almost time!

Jenna said...

Praying and praying my dear Jill!!

Joannah said...

We are on the exact same schedule! Isn't that amazing?

I think we're doing AH, too.

:-)

High Maintenance Mama said...

So, why don't I know about this jewelry??? I might just want to carry it in my spa... Keep us posted!!

Love ya - Katie

MiMi said...

OMG --this is all new to me, but it sounds sooooo exciting! I am definitely praying for you! Keep trusting in Him!

"And those who know Your name
will put their trust in You,
For you, O Lord, have not forsaken
those who seek You."
Psalm 9:10

Love you, sweet friend,
Emilie

Faith said...

Okay, I am praying for those follicles to grow, grow, grow!! I hope the u/s goes well and shows lots of healthy, mature eggs.

And, I am so excited for your boutique meeting!! I know they will love you both and love your creations as well. I still want to see some of them ;-)

Thinking of you so often, Jill. I love you girl and I am praying so hard for you!!!

Can't wait to hear an update =)

Rathi said...

Praying for you and hope everything goes well tomorrow and Tuesday!!

becca said...

So I finally know what stimming is :) I knew it was a shot... then I was reading about IVF and read about "follicle simulation" and had my 'ah hah' moment :)
I think Playtime Pizza was great, but if we ever do it again, I would most definitely find out when a less busy day is. It would have been better if we didn't have to wait so long for stuff and I wasn't so worried about losing a kid!

Sara and John William's Mom said...

oh, jill! i'll pray with all my herat the all keeps going good with the ivf process! can't wait to see the jewerly you girls are making... God bless.

twondra said...

Thinking and praying for you!!!

Hilary said...

Praying girl PRAYING HARD!!!! :)

Mel said...

I'll be on my knees in prayer about this. I am really looking forward to a miracle.
*hugs*

Karen said...

I think AH is fine to do . . they wouldn't recommend anything that would hurt the process . . they are hoping for success too (helps their stats).

You guys are in my prayers . .

Karen