Thursday, February 26, 2009

Suppression check, check.

we had our first ultrasound this morning to see how i responded to the 10u of lupron. my uterus and lining looked great and i had a few antral follicles on each ovary which was "just perfect." they want estrodial levels under 100 and mine was 15. so far i am kicking IVF's ass. tonight is my last night of 10u of lupron, then tomorrow i switch to 150u gonal-f in the morning and 150u in the evening and decrease my lupron to 5u in the evening.

as for the exciting news i mentioned a few days ago, my husband and i were selected to participate in a documentary on infertility and the different routes to having a family. we are obviously doing the IVF part, but there will also be a part on surrogacy and adoption. so, the camera crew went with us to our appt and did some taping at our house. they will be with us for all of the big appts and the pregnancy test. they found me through my blog back in the fall, but i didn't think that we were going to do IVF until april/may and that was too late for production. then one of the producers happened to email me again right before starting lupron to ask how things were and where we were at in out treatments. since we moved things up it was perfect timing for them. how freakin' cool is that??!!

that's it for the updates. next ultrasound and blood work isn't until monday the 2nd. the IVF nurse thought that my retrieval would probably be march 9,10 or 11th, but obviously depends on how i respond to the meds. holy hell!


tiffanie 1, IVF 0

15 comments:

Megan said...

Congratulations. I have my baseline tomorrow. Hopefully my ovaries have been behaving as well as yours.

Marie said...

That is so neat!

Nicole said...

How neat! What a great thing to share so that others can learn about the process of IVF the right way (and not from women like Octomom!)

VA Blondie said...

Hooray for a good cycle! That is really cool about the documentary. I would love to know when it shows, so maybe I could watch it and tell all my friends!

andrea said...

um AWESOME!!!!!!

'Murgdan' said...

Keep on kicking IVFs butt. And I'm totally jealous of the show. I talked to them too, but my husband adamantly refused to go public. So. Oh well. Me <--totally jealous. Go YOU! But more than being a TV star, I just want you to get knocked up!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

That's totally cool that they found you through your blog. The blogosphere is such a small world.

ICLW

Stacie said...

Here from ICLW.

How exciting to be part of the documentary!

Keep on kicking IVF's butt and good luck with this cycle!

Bluebird said...

That's so exciting about the documentary! Can't wait to read along and see what comes of it.
Happy ICLW.

Beautiful Mess said...

Way to kick IVF's ass! That's awesome that your in a documentary! Hey maybe they'll pay for part of your meds? lol HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

Shereen said...

Holy Shit, Niles!!! 1st of all - WOO HOO so far for kicking IVF's ass. And 2nd - you're going to be on TV?! Neat!! i can't wait to see you! Is this like, something that's going to be on discovery health?? You rock!

-beans.

Jen said...

It's so cool that you guys ended up being able to do the documentary! I can't wait to watch!
Yay for stimming! It all goes fast once the stimming starts.

Billy said...

Good luck with this cycle :-)

And wow, participating in a documentary sounds very exciting! Yay for you!

ICLW

Kischa said...

Wow! I'm so jealous :) Keep kicking IF ass - wishing you the best.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I have my suppression check tomorrow. Do i need to fast?