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Try #2 – Retrieval

Today was egg retrieval day!  And what a day it was! We arrived at the fertility center at 8:30am, and we didn’t get home until almost 1:00pm.  Obviously, I was going to miss all commitments, work and otherwise, to attend … Continue reading

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Next Steps

Things have been quite busy here, which explains why my postings dropped off the face of the planet.  After my last pregnancy-related post, Cycle Day 1 appeared just 2 days later, which didn’t leave enough time to order injectable medications … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (hCG Blood Test)

This morning’s blood pregnancy test (beta-hCG) was, not surprisingly, negative.  It feels sad to know that the results are official, but it also feels good knowing definitively and to be able to let go of any residual, albeit suppressed, hope … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test Molly took this morning was negative.  So disappointing.   She hasn’t had any of the “early pregnancy” symptoms at all, so I think both of us were expecting it to be negative anyway.  As I posted recently, … Continue reading

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Cautiously Optimistic vs. Optimistically Cautious

I realized shortly after the second insemination of this cycle that I have been so focused on making sure we’re doing all we can to avoid getting pregnant with higher-order multiples that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Ultrasound #6 / Ovidrel

This morning we went in for the sixth ultrasound of the cycle to see how the follicles are progressing.  Sure enough, as the doctor yesterday said, both follicles have matured (measuring 19.5mm on the left and 17.5mm on the right) … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Ultrasound #5 – Monitoring

Today was the fifth ultrasound to assess follicle development, which showed that the two dominant follicles had grown to 17.5mm on the left and 16mm on the right.  It was at this ultrasound last time, when we got pregnant with … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Ultrasound #4 – Monitoring

Today’s ultrasound was the fourth ultrasound to see how Molly’s ovaries are responding to the injectable gonaotropins.  Because it is a Sunday, we saw another doctor in the same practice.  She saw that two follicles, one on each ovary are … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Ultrasound #3 – Monitoring

This next ultrasound to monitor Molly’s response to the gonadotropins showed that 4 of the 5 follicles from last time are growing and measured 11 and 9mm on the left and 11.5 and 10.5 on the right.  Four is better … Continue reading