Monday, May 27, 2013

IVF Ready to Go.


Just got a call from the clinic and here is my schedule. 

June-9th
 Start Down Regulation Drugs.
Sniffing Drug: 2 sniffs 4X a day. 

June-27th 
Baseline scan 10:30am 
Oxford, UK
Then I start sniffing 1 sniff 4 times a day

Jun-30th Sunday
Start Progesterone Tablets 

July-11th
 Scan Thursday 10:15
Oxford, UK

July-15th
 Implanting Monday Morning 
Oxford, UK





Thursday, May 23, 2013

5 blood tests.


So today I am going to my local GP and getting blood drawn for IVF. It has to be drawn between the 2-5th day of your cycle. They will be testing for:
FSH Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and in turn, testosterone suppression
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone (also known as TSH or thyrotropin) is a hormone that ...(T 3 and T 4) in the blood regulates the pituitary release,
LH (a hormone synthesized and secreted by gonadotropes in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland)
Prolactin (also known as lactotrope, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PRL gene.), And Testosterone

Praying all works out. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Miscarriage...



Today is my husband and I's 7 year anniversary, it is also the day I had a miscarriage. I spent the early part of my day in the Hospital confirming that I have had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. It has been a very difficult day for the both of us, as well as our families who were so excited to hear that we were expecting In January~2014. I'm not sure what happened, or why the pregnancy did not work naturally and the Dr.'s sure don't know why either, (Endometriosis I'm sure being a huge part of it) but the Lord does. No matter how very painful today has been for us, as well as confusing. We know that the Lord knows what is best for our family and so we just keep moving forward. I really had it in my head that it would be a girl this time and Tallis would be the best big brother to a little sister.

Tallis had no clue as to why mommy was in a hospital bed with needles being stuck in her hand. Why mommy was crying when the Doctor told her that her pregnancy test is now coming back negative, or why daddy was very sad... But I know that one day he will understand all that we have been through just to have him in our life and what a miracle he is. and how we don't take one single day for granted with him... He will also see and know that this is what marriage is all about. Being there for one another, no matter what. And comforting your spouse through a very difficult time. 
All I could tell Justin was that I was so sorry, over and over... a woman always feels responsible for things like this even though we know in our heads that it is out of our hands. 

We are still going to move forward as planned for IVF on July~15th. I am calling the clinic tomorrow and letting them know what happened and where to go from here. Our three sweet babies are always on our minds and hearts, and I am very emotional going into this, but it needs to be done and we just have to trust in the Lord. We pray they will survive and beat all odds that are against them. We serve a Lord that is bigger than odds, and can heal and protect all things. 
We are just praying He will have mercy on our family. 
Please keep our family in your prayers... We need it. Our hearts are broken today...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hope this helps.





Hope this helps... Great speakers on Infertility and loss. 
http://www.hopedeferred.co.uk/2012-conference-audio.html

Blog on Infertility: 
http://www.undertherainbow.org.uk


Reading up on others blogs.



I have been reading through blogs as you tend to do when your about to go through another transfer or even your first one, to get encouragement and positive news. I ran across this one and I just love how excited I get every time I read a blog of an IVF that works. I tear up and and praise the Lord for the life He has given to the couple that has been through so much pain with infertility, Endometriosis, miscarriages and infancy loss. If your reading this you have most like have gone through some of these things and or know someone who has. It is such a hard burden to bare. I do pray for you ladies that come on my blog and encourage me and and tell me what your going through. And I get so excited for you, truly shout for joy, when you get such wonderful news of a baby on the way. But on the other hand I morn when you have had a loss and the Lord for whatever reason has shut that door... And I am so sorry for the pain your going through. I have been there for both so I know how it feels. All I wanted to say is this. Your being prayed for and all is not lost, just another path to go down and the path always gives us more than we could ever imagine. It might take a while and not what you would have expected, but even better. So please be encouraged by that and keep trusting in the Lord and His provisions. Praise him through your periods, but is is also okay to weep for your losses... Give yourself time and surround yourself with people who love you and are praying for you. Stay in the Word and try to stay positive... Love to you all, my infertility sisters.
I'm praying for you...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Trip to the South Coast of England.




While we were down in Oxford for our appointment we took the opportunity for a family vacation on the south coast of England! It was much needed and so glad we did it! here are some photos I took on our trip. 









Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1st IVF Appointment.



Things went as expected. I have to phone into the clinic on the first day of my next 
cycle and then get some blood test run at my local GP, then they will send me my 
drugs. They said the likelihood that, that one embryo ( the one that did not have a 
cell mass) even survives the freezing process is 5% or less... So we were upset upon hearing that one of our babies might pass away in July when they unfreeze it.
They said if it does not survive the defrost it would not have survived the womb...
We told them to unfreeze the one that has low chance of survival and one of the
two stronger ones. And if both survive then great, we will use them, but if one
passes away we will unfreeze the other one and then use that one. But we want to
give them all an equal chance of survival. They can only implant 2 at a time. 
So that is about it for now. We wont know till July when we are ready for the
transfer if one, two or all babies even survive... 
Please pray for our babies and for this process. We are under a lot of pressure with 
this and school. 

Love to you all 
Laura