Monday, December 21, 2009

FET CD1 & Welcome IComLeavWe!

After a 35-day cycle (thank you, IVF), today is officially the first day of our FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycle.

For you IComLeavWe'er, welcome. Here's a quick update of our IF journey.

After TTC for a couple of years, Mr. Jem was finally ready to really try. Low sperm count sent us straight to the RE and to IVF as our only option. In November Mr. Jem and I went through our first IVF. We suffered through hyperstimulation on my part and a testicular biopsy for him. Even tho we're suffering (appropriate word) from male factor infertility, but my body or my eggs weren't quite up to snuff, because the cycle ended with a chemical pregnancy.

We have 2 excellent, and 1 okay embryo on ice that we are planning to have transferred in the beginning of January. We were hoping to be able to do it the week between Christmas and New Years, but alas, I'll need to take time off work.

Mr. Jem and I have been talking a lot, helping me through the fact that I haven't felt especially "hopeful" about this cycle. I think it's me trying to protect myself from the pain of another negative outcome. Now that the cycle is starting, I'm actually very hopeful and feeling extremely positive.

I hope all you have a wonderful Christmas, or whatever you celebrate. I personally ate waaaaayyy too many latkes for Channukah. I'm hitting the gym today!

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Hoping beyond hope this cycle produces BFP and happy and healthy 9 months for you! I'll be keeping fingers and toes crossed for you :D

~ICLW~

Rain Child said...

I am hopeful that this cycle works and is easier than the last cycle. I also hope you get a BFP. Happy Holidays to you! I hope you are enjoying some of the sun we had this weekend...certainly doesn't feel like winter!

Stacie said...

Wishing you loads and loads of luck! Happy holidays!

MoonNStarMommy said...

I understand trying to keep yourself level and not getting your hopes up, but never give up the hope. I'm sure you have plenty of people who are full of HOPE for you :) GOOD LUCK!!

~ICLW~

Heather said...

Hey, we are on the same FET schedule! I was supposed to start BCPs for mine yesterday, but alas my period hasn't arrived yet. Cramps have arrived, but so far nothing. UGH! I hope this doesn't throw things off too much. I just can't get excited about this. As a matter of fact I set up our WTF appointment for the same day as the FET (since we are out of town). I'm sure the doctor won't appreciate that, but hey if this had been successful in the first place I wouldn't be having a FET in January.

MelissaP05 said...

Here's hoping your FET finally gives you a BFP. Best Wishes. ~ICLW

LIL MAMA said...

lol lol @ eating too many latkes, lol

i hope things work out for your family hun

ICLW hugs!!!

skrambled said...

I am also awaiting AF so I can start BCP for my FET! Good luck! ICLW

Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo said...

I pray all will be well for you both!

I am totally barren and there is no hope for me.

I hope to hear good news that the FET works and that you will soon have a baby in your arms in the new year!

Parenthood For Me said...

Wishing you the best for your transfer. Have a happy new year. Happy ICLW

Trinity said...

I hear you on reserving hope and optimism. I think the lovely words my husband called me last night were "so cynical." Sigh. It's a total defense mechanism, for sure. Sending lots of BFP thoughts your way!

Good luck! Happy holidays! Happy ICLW!

Poppet said...

"I don't want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need, I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree...... All I want for Christmas... is for you to get knocked up!!!" Best of luck and happy New Year... 2010 is gonna be your year Ms. Jem... I can feel it.

babyattheend said...

YAY FOR CD1!!!!