Thursday, September 4, 2014

Update on Frozen Cycle

Well we received a positive on our pregnancy test but my levels dropped within the first week. I just had my last blood test this morning and my levels are back to normal. My Husband and I had a consult with my Doctor to discuss what could have went wrong and he was about as confused as we were. We had a perfect embryo, my estrogen level was great, lining was great so we don't know what went wrong. He is meeting with a group of Dr.'s out of Oklahoma next week to discuss our case to maybe get some extra feedback and possibly get us some answers. He did mention that I have more bad quality eggs than good but we covered our grounds completing the PGD. After he has a consult on our case he will meet with us again to discuss our next step. He did mention that we would probably not do PGD on the next round so we could end up with more embryos. Our last round we had 15 eggs and 3 made it to testing with a total of 2 being transferred (1 transferred on fresh cycle and 1 transferred on frozen cycle).
This just puts everything into perspective that it is in God's hands and His timing not ours. As heartbroken as we are we have to continue to push through and trust his plan.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Frozen Cycle=Success

Sorry I haven't sent an update in a while. We had the transfer of our remaining embryo on the 15th and I have taken 2 home pregnancy test and both have been positive...I'm in disbelief. I go in Monday for blood work to confirm. I am so excited to see pregnant rather than not pregnant on my test. I am so nervous though especially having 3 early miscarriages. The remaining embryo was tested through PGD and all of my miscarriages have been ruled as abnormal chromosomes so hopefully our little miracle will make it! Prayers needed and thank y'all for the support! God is so good:)

Update: Blood Work confirmed pregnancy and my HCG was at 20. I will go back on Wednesday to make sure that my levels have doubled:)

Friday, July 11, 2014


It's been a while since I shared an update so I thought I would let everyone know whats been going on with us in the past few weeks. We had our Dr's appointment to discuss what could have went wrong and my Dr was scratching his head. He felt confident that this was going to be a successful cycle since my lining looked good and we had such an excellent quality embryo.
This failed attempt did help me have a better understanding that if this is not in God's timing that nothing my Doctor could do could interfere with what God has planned.

I had 2 amazing things going for me (perfect embryo and lining) and all the confidence in the world that this was going to happen. But I do feel that as I got caught up in the IVF process that I focused more on the Dr's to fix my situation rather than God. I have to have faith that whatever happens that He will give us our hearts desire. He has placed this desire to have a child in our heart and I truly believe that He would not have done this if I could never have a baby. I have to have faith.

My Pastor shared this and I wanted to share with you:

'Faith doesn't exempt you  from life's storms it just equips and prepares you to go through them!'
"Today build a confidence in The God who will never let you down. You will still have to face some struggles but now they are allowed by God to strengthen your life and not destroy you. Faith equips your life to live out the journey! There are many twists and turns along the way but maintain the course and it will take you to your intended destination".

Our next step will be to have an Endometrial Scratching completed and then to transfer our last remaining embryo, which is also in excellent condition.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pregnancy Test

Well we received heartbreaking news yesterday, my pregnancy test came back negative. We did a fresh cycle with PGD testing and one embryo was transferred. Yesterday we were devastated and exhausted and this morning it turned in to anger. I've prayed and stayed faithful and I just don't understand? So many emotions flood through your head and it almost feels like I have miscarried again. My Husband has been my rock and is wanting to try again also which I am thankful. I just received the news from my Nurse a couple of hours ago and they biopsied one embryo the day of my transfer and the results came back and it is healthy and ready for us when we are. I go in to talk to my Doctor in about a week to discuss if this is the route we should take but I am feeling pretty confident since nothing is wrong with either of us that this is the path we will take. I am just so confused, how did it not work? I realize it wasn't in God's plan for us or it would have happened but I just can't wrap my head around it. We did everything right. We even paid the extra money to have the embryo tested to assure a healthy one was getting transferred. These results are so heartbreaking but I am continuing to believe that God is going to deliver my miracle and I realize that it is not going to happen in my time frame. I refuse to let this break me and I will continue to keep my faith.

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

Monday, June 9, 2014


My transfer date is scheduled for tomorrow and reality has literally slapped me in the face today and my nerves are beginning to kick in!! Things are getting real! Aghhh! Lord give me the strength to get through the next couple of weeks and If things don't go as I planned Jesus please give me the faith to continue to believe my miracle is on its way. Continued prayers will be appreciated.

UPDATE: Our biopsy results came back and we were only able to transfer 1. I go on the 19th for our pregnancy test!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Retrieval Date

My retrieval date is scheduled for this Thursday! Agghhh, I'm nervous and excited at the same time. My nurse just called me with a list of instructions and that she would call me on Friday to give me a fertilization report. So please continue to keep me and my Hubby in your prayers!

UPDATE: 13 Eggs were retrieved and I just received a phone call yesterday from the Embryologist stating that 6 of the 13 are of high quality. PRAYERS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

IVF Week 2 (Take 2)

I went to the Doctor yesterday and I have lots of follies again and my estrogen level is much lower than it was last month which is a plus! I was only on 100u of Follistim and 5u of Lupron. The nurse called me yesterday evening and my Dr. has dropped me down to 25u of Follistim for Tuesday and Wednesday and will most probably bump me up again on Thursday just to keep my levels in check. We are looking at a retrieval date around the beginning of next week which is my birthday so hopefully it will bring me good luck. I go back to the Dr. tomorrow for another ultrasound and blood work so fingers crossed and praying that we will actually make it to the retrieval date this time. Please keep my Husband and I on your prayer list!