Saturday, July 23, 2011

An Update

Okay.... Let's get down to business...

Met with our RE for our WTF meeting.  It went basically as I thought it would. At least he can confirm my emotions when he says "yours is the most frustrating situation (unexplained IF), everything looks great except the end result".  So we talked about what we can do differently and what other tests we could run.  I know we're getting to the end here and I just wanted to see if there was anything else before our last try.  We talked about immune disorders and although my RE isn't on the side of 100% believing it (for lack of a better word) he agreed to run some tests for me.  He thinks the science and research behind it all isn't quite there yet. So I had 7 vials of blood drawn after my appointment.  I got the test results for one and it was negative and the others didn't have a description, but I'm not too worried since he said he would call if there was anything other than normal.  Maybe I'll send an email just to be sure on Monday! I also have a hysteroscopy scheduled on Aug. 3rd. If we find anything we will push our FET back.  We will be transferring our last 3 embryos. =0) Had my baseline ultrasound as well....everything looks great! Oh and Hubby's flight came in a half hour early so he actually made it to most of the appointment!! =0) So I am crossing my fingers this is it...Lupron begins tomorrow!

Paid for and picked up my meds yesterday.  I have never paid cash for a treatment and OMG...handing over that much cash makes me want to puke.  Different than smiling and swiping. ugh.  I even offered to split it with the receptionist....hah! My meds were cheaper than last time by about $130...different pharmacy....worth the drive to pick them up! And hooray for the nice pharmacy man trying to find coupons to give me further discounts...and he did! Yay for the kind people of the world!!

We had time for lunch and back home to get the last few things ready for our first homestudy.  Our social worker (Mrs. S) is quite nice and was easy to talk to.  She basically used this first meeting to just get to know us.  It seemed like she asked us a lot of what we already turned in and then elaborated on the questions....our families growing up, how we met, etc.  It lasted about an hour and 15 minutes.  She said we were "wonderful" which made me feel great, even if she tells this to lots of people.  She was looking for stability and we are quite stable people according to her. Right away I told her what are current plans are.  I was nervous about what she would say since our homestudy, placing agency and Korea will not allow you to adopt if you are pregnant. Everything just gets put on hold and with the long waits some of our paperwork would most likely be "old" and have to be redone.  I have had some worries about starting the adoption process at the same time as our last FET but Hubby and I still feel good about our decision.  We will wait til our beta comes in to do our 4th (and final homestudy) which also means have time to continue collecting papers and such but avoid the rest of the homestudy fees if our FET works out.  Mrs. S said she is fine with completing homestudies 2 and 3 (seperate sessions with Hubby and I) if we are.  With the busy Halloween season and the beginning of school quickly approaching we think this is the best idea.  So we have the next two dates the 27th and the 1st.  Now I am waiting to meet with another lady from our homestudy agency to help us decide between the two placing agencies we are now considering.

I think I may just be nuts!! ahhh! But I know that in some way or another, this past Wednesday was a very important day for our upcoming family!!


  1. It sounds like you guys have a great plan to move forward with both the FET and possibly adoption. What meds are you on for a FET besides Lupron?

  2. Everything seems to be falling into place! Hoping and praying that the last of your embies stick around for a long, long time. Big hugs,

  3. You have alot going on! That's great you are moving forward with the FET and the homestudy's. Yall are gonna make great parents to some very lucky special baby!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sounds like you have a ton going on. Good luck with your upcoming FET and your home studies. One of my best friends adopted from Korea a few years ago, and it has been an amazing experience to watch.

  5. Wow! Lots going on. I can't imagine the frustration of having no answers as to why things aren't working. I am sending lots of prayers your way that this upcoming FET works out for you (or the adoption if the FET fails). Good luck with everything!

  6. thanks ladies!!!
    @Lora we are going to be doing:, prenatals, Lupron, baby aspirin, Estradiol, Presnisone (versus Medrol-change this time), and the oh so lovely PIO (sesame oil--no more allergic reactions please!!)Also going to be taking Omega-3 and Vitamin E after my hysteroscopy.

  7. Best of luck with your FET! And the adoption process!
    I'm really interested in following you...we have a few frozen embies left but I think if this cycle fails we may well start the adoption process in parallel...I've been trying since the late 90s to have a baby (with a few years break at one point) and I'm starting to feel like we have to really start to accelerate what's going on here...doing one thing at a time and seeing if it works or not is taking years and years and years...this has to happen (or not) one way or another soon, you know?

  8. Best of luck with your FET and adoption! You have got a LOT of stuff going on :) When will your transfer be? What do you have to do to prepare for your home study?

  9. Good luck on your FET!

    I also had all the immune testing done with Dr. Z in Foster City. Most docs seem to think all this immune stuff is bunch of hocus-pocus, but I'm happy I did it. I found out about a couple of borderline stuff, but nothing that would seriously affect me. I think it was really more for the peace of mind that it brought. I wanted to make sure that I left no stone unturned, so it was worth it!

  10. Good luck on your FET! Sounds like your home study went well. May everything work out for you and your hubby.

  11.! I wish you the best in this crazy journey..and it will happen for us!! I know it!
    @Chickenpig---transfer will be Aug 25th if all goes well on the 3rd (hysteroscopy)..we have lots to do still in the adoption world, but for now just meeting with our social worker (and keep cleaning my house! :0P! principal went to your dr as well...she had some immune issues and now she has a son!
    Thanks for your comments ladies!!