IVF Diary Vol II:21-22 Jan 16

Medication(s) administered and dosage(s). Stimming phase: days 7 & 8. PM: Gonal-F 300 iu & Menopur 150 iu.  AM: cetrotide.

Medical procedures undertaken. Monitoring appointment – ultrasound and blood test.

What are my symptoms?  Tiredness – I had to have a 1.5hr snooze in the afternoon because I just couldn’t keep my eyes open!  The headache was just awful yesterday, it was persistent, however, today it has not been so bad. My tummy generally hurts when I bend over.

How do I feel today?  Awesome because I gave myself the menopur injection.  MY FIRST SELF INJECTION!!! That’s right, I have managed to get this far without doing one single injection myself because I have been terrified to do it.  Today I overcame my fear.  Chris got excited because he thought this meant he was getting out of injection duty.  Oh no dear hubby we will go 50-50 from now on with this job!  I like that he is a part of this.  I treated myself with some ice cream as a reward :-p

I played dodgeball last night, I’m not sure how I managed it…I really got into the game, played through any paing and kind of regretted it afterwards, my body is a bit sore today!  But I very much enjoyed it, it’s a social league so it’s not overly competitive  and we have a good laugh.  I have no one to blame but myself for my non-stimming related aches and pains.

Any results?  I am excited because my estradiol results are much higher than last time (but not too high!) this has to be a good thing for more mature eggies!!!! My follicles are also growing evenly i.e. they are all around the same size, which is a bit better than last time too.

What’s next? Tonight is hopefully my night of stims (mostly because I only have one vial of menopur left!), hopefully the final monitoring appt Saturday morning, trigger Saturday eve, then Egg retrieval Monday morning.

Weight. NSTR


Boobs. Bigger and squishier.

Hours of Sunshine 🙂 None.  We are in the midst of a snow storm!

Fun Activity to keep Dani from going insane. I went to Michaels and stocked up on wool for two new knitting projects! A kid’s cat scarf, and a cable knit scarf.  I have been practicing cable knit and it’s actually not too difficult.  I probably won’t finish them this weekend, but I will make a good start at them.


Cat scarf knitting project

cable knit

Cable Knit Scarf Project


*Notes.  I take First Response Reproductive Health multi vitamin gummies (pre-natal) and CoQ10 200mg gummies daily.  NSTR = Nothing Significant To Report.

12 thoughts on “IVF Diary Vol II:21-22 Jan 16

  1. ashleykyleanderson says:

    Aw, I’m so proud of you for doing your injection all by yourself!! It made me think of that time you needed one and freaked out and had to go to Chris’s work to do it in the parking lot or something? Ah, self-injections: the things you never imagined yourself doing pre-infertility.

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  2. EmilyMaine says:

    Sounds like it is all going pretty well 🙂 Good on your for doing the injections yourself. I could never let Eric do them as I’m too much of a control freak! Ha! And I did find the fear or doing it was actually much worse than actually doing it which wasn’t a big deal at all once done. Thankfully those needles aren’t too massive!!! Fingers crossed for last night of stims.

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  3. Caroline Hutchinson says:

    The interesting thing is – being able to give your child unconditional love – no matter what, one of the hardest thing to do is to encourage & say bye to your child (adult) knowing full well they were going somewhere that is not ‘safe’ screaming inside ‘please don’t go….. I pray you have that opportunity to give that unconditional love and if it means sticking a needle in yourself – so be it, you are the bravest person I know, and if it means reaching your goal you can overcome this – go girl……

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  4. Nara says:

    Well done on the injection! Onwards and upwards from here! (I tried to encourage T to give me mine but he is super squeamish so that’s never going to happen!)

    The scarves look awesome! I’ve never managed to get the hang of knitting, which is stupid because I LOVE knitted stuff! Hope to see the finished products!

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