Monday, November 24, 2014

Here we GROW again... IVF #2

I started my Stims three days ago (three shots/day!) and I went in for my CD3 blood work today.  Everything is looking good... except my poor tummy that is covered in bruises.

Here is my current schedule...

I'm down to 5 units of Lupron in the morning.  Lupron  is super easy, no pain.  The Menpur (pictured above) is a bit of a pain because I have to mix the liquid with the powder, which makes it thicker and harder to inject.  I push a little in at a time, other wise it burns.  I also rub it for a bit after or it feels like it balls up under my skin.  The Gonel-F is a pen and is super simple and I take that one in the evening. I go back for blood work and ultrasound Wednesday to check my follicles... I can't believe we are already here!  Next week is ER and it will be here before I know it!

The menapur

The needles are not big, but are big enough to bruise my tummy!

Along with all my IVF meds here is what I am doing naturally to improve our success...

1. Taking Pregnitude 2x a day
2. Prenatals
3. CoQ10 - Chris and I are BOTH taking this
4. Daily exercise
5. Clean diet
6. Baby aspirin (per my Dr.)
7. No alcohol - Neither Chris or myself
8. Shakeology everyday - major superfood supplement shake we LOVE
9. Trusting the Lord.  I feel peace.  I have invited the Lord to be part of this and want His perfect will for our family.
10. Fermented Fish oil, Kombucha - boosting my immune system so I stay healthy during this process (we do not believe in Flu Vaccines)

More updates to come!  And thank you for checking out my blog all of you! :D


Jessica Martin said...

Here from ICLW. That's so exciting! Hopefully I'll be close behind you. I'll be having a follicle scan hopefully later this week and I hope to start stimming soon after that! It's a crazy time of year to do this but I hope it's all worth it :)

Amanda said...

Such an exiting time for you!! I do remember the burn of the menopur- I can't imagine having do do so many other shots too! Is it easier this time around, having been through it all before? Can't wait for your next update!!!

Amber said...

Visiting from ICLW! So happy to find another twin momma blog. I'll be coming back to read more. I didn't get along with menopur very much. Out of all the shots, that one burned the worst!

Lisa @ AmateurNester said...

Stopping by from ICLW... Wishing you the best of luck with this IVF!!

Rosachka said...

OMG! I just opened my blog for the first time in a long time and saw your post. I am so happy for you, fingers crossed, the twins will get a sibling!!!

My (In)fertile Confessions said...

Thank you everyone!! @Jessica Good luck to you too! How exciting!

@Amanda Yes it burns so bad! This time is much easier in the fact that I know what to expect. BUT, I am very uncomfortable and I didn't remember HOW uncomfortable I was and I reread my last IVF journey.

@Rosachka YAY!!!!! Thank you for checking in with me! I know I didn't really plan on this, but we are so excited and praying for a miracle again!

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