Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WE'RE Pregnant!! Full update Coming Soon

I just wanted to post. Third time was a charm. More details to come soon :) We are due Dec 7, 2014 with twins!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

This is the Week

I can not believe we are going this week! I was cleared today with a 9.5 mm lining with a trilamar stripe. Nurse said it looked perfect and I am clear to start my big PIO shots. So excited third time is a charm and the week of St. Pattys it has to be lucky. Flights all arranged and seats selected. Sitting by hubby on all but one leg of the flight. Hanging out in DC for a couple of hours than off to TN. So excited to meet up with other ladies in the Donor Embryo program there and go out to dinner. Thank you for all of the support and well wishes and prayers. We are truly blessed and know that the Lord will provide according to his plan.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Getting Closer

We are only 10 days away from our transfer and while I have nerves of the transfer, I often feel like I am going through the motions of this transfer cycle. I am cautiously excited. With it being our third try and last chance at NEDC there is some pressure for success. I know the NEDC wants us to be successful and we are very hopeful with these embryos. A part of me misses the thought of the relationship we could have had with our first donors. This journey is full of ups and downs. We are ready for our family to grow and our daughter is more than ready and really needs a sibling around here ;)

Shots are going well. I only have 2 left and than I increase my Estrace tomorrow to 3 times a day and that usually makes me a little sick, but it will be worth it.

Things we are doing different this transfer
*Acupuncture weekly and hopefully right before the transfer if we can find a good Acupuncturist in TN. (3 sessions already done)
*Endometrial Biopsy "Scratching" to help improve our chances for implantation (DONE)
*eating fresh raspberries, I know one of those old wives tales but the benefits of raspberries for uterine health actually goes back a long time
*Drinking a Cup of Organic Raspberry Leaf Herbal Tea Daily (Not as good about every day, but most days) will stop 3 days prior to the transfer or prior to US on Monday.
*New Donors with Day 5 embryos that have had PGD testing (Although we do not have the results of the testing or grades at freezing)
* Staying at a new hotel (Hey ya never know what a change of scenery could do)

in 11 days I will be PUPO

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Update Update Read all about it

Our backup donors sent in their notarized agreements this past weekend! I had a endometrial scratching on friday and my baseline US and Labs on monday and was cleared to start taking the Estrace to build my lining. Our travel is booked and I am so ready to meet our little embryos and hope and pray that this third time will work for us since NEDC only allows you to try three times in their program. We would love for this to work and then be able to add a full sibling to our family in a couple of years. I am also excited since several of the ladies in our embryo adoption support group have transfers on the 20th and the 21st and we are all going to try to get together for dinner or desert. We leave in less than two weeks and our transfer is two week from tomorrow. It is coming up so quick!! Please pray for us and our embryos that they will stick and grow for 9 months into a healthy baby. Our daughter has such a hard time seeing everyone else with siblings and wonders and does not understand why she does not have siblings that live with her. I can only tell her we are trying baby, we are trying. after a failed domestic adoption for a brother that we involved her in and these past 2 failed transfer that we did not (to spare her little heart) we just Know God will hear our prayers and guide us to building our family here on this earth.

Monday, February 24, 2014

ODA's Notarized and Main Donor Notarized Completely

So we have been waiting nervously for our donors to notarize and send in their ODA's and our main donor did today!! So NEDC will let us proceed with our transfer in March. I was really starting to get nervous since I started my Lupron shots last Friday and I have my Endometrial biopsy this friday. So now we are good to go. Flights, Hotel and Car rental all Booked!!

This is it I can just feel it. We will be transferring the 2 boys and possible 1 of the girl embryos from the PGD tested embryos we are matched with depending on how they do with the thaw. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ODA's ready to be notarized

So both of our Donors have now verbally agreed to the Open Donation agreements and we all have the final copies to get notarized and sent back in to the coordinator. Our Home study was suppose to be finished last week but they never received one of the reference letters that was sent and that was resent last week and it appears they have it now, so we are just waiting to get our copy of the home study to send over to the NEDC for review. So we are back on track and just in time, since I have my shots on Friday!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BCI Done and Home Study Finished

My husbands BCI (State background Clearance) came back at exactly two weeks from submitting it and the social worker will have the home study finished tomorrow for us, so we are good to go. I just need to order my meds and then we will be good to go for this cycle. We still do not know what our donor reimbursement fees are going to be for their labs and shipping, so hopefully the extra we have will cover that. When people ask how I feel about trying a third time it really is neither way. I just feel like I am going with the Flow and have turned it all over to the Lord. I can just do the best I can to prepare my body and the Lord will do the rest. :)