Monday, November 7, 2011

An Overdue Update

First of all I would just like to apologize for my lack of posting about our current status. The past few weeks have been very busy for us and we have be traveling quite a bit.
Since this post would be forever long and make your retinas bleed, I will do 3 part post on our IVF experience.

So here is Part 1...
The month of October started off with all of those fun shots I posted about here. While I was very overwhelmed with them all, they actually ended up going by very quickly and weren't too painful. I would never say that it was a blast, but that just comes with the lovely ivf package.
I'm not great at remembering dates, so they will all just be general. After a couple of weeks of shots I started going in every other day for doctor appointments. I would get blood drawn and then scanned to check to see how many eggs I had and what size they were. When they got to a certain size they sent me home and I gave myself a shot that night, then left to head to Little Rock where my ivf doctor is. It will be 2 weeks tomorrow since our retrieval.
For the retrieval I went in and they gave me some good drugs, one being propofol (that is what Michael Jackson died from) and it was good stuff (Ha). I was pretty out of it for most of the day but not really in too much pain.  They retrieved 8 eggs, which is a little better than we expected! We had to wait till the next day to find out how many fertilized. This was a loong wait. Everything with ivf is a LOOONG wait if you were wondering. We were absolutely thrilled with the outcome of how many fertilized!
Check back soon for the number we got! That will be in my part 2 post.

God was so faithful through out our whole process. He gave us peace, support, and comfort throughout all of it. We had an army of people praying for us and still do which we feel so blessed by. I can't wait to share part 2 because God did something really awesome for us. Part 3 will be the outcome in which we do not know yet, but still praying for the best.

For now I will leave you with a picture of us right before they wheeled me back for the retrieval surgery.


Lindsay said...

Wow girl! You are a woman on a mission!! great pic Michelle. Love ya!

Ben and Emily said...

Praying for y'all.

mandell said...

Hi! New follower (via Kelly's Korner) and new (clueless) blogger! This is a process I have always wanted to know more about (my SIL is going through the same things). I'm so excited to have found your blog. I pray every night that couples who have prepared a happy home for a baby will get just that! My prayers are definitely with y'all!

waiting and wishing said...

I can't wait to hear how everything turned out- I've been praying for you guys and wondering how it all went!

Riley Hill said...

that's awesome! so happy for yall! can't wait to hear part 2... and 3!

Ashley said...

I am glad to hear it went well soo far!! I had been thinking about you!!! Can't wait to hear the rest!! I am praying for a positive for you!!!