This is about my hope and desire for a baby of my own. It has been a 3 year journey and we have come to a crossroads.
Monday, October 5, 2009
And then there was ONE....
So this morning is not a good morning. After kicking up all my drug doses this weekend we only have 1 large follicle the rest just decided not to grow. So I am very sad this morning. I had such hope this cycle, and now it is pretty much over. I have wanted this baby so much so I cry with the thought another month is gone. My biggest concern now is not trying it again next month but is that the due date next month would be around the first of Aug. Well DH deploys for 6 months in Aug 2010. Why do I have such high hopes for having this baby and so many things just seem to not be right? So today I am sad for my one follicle that will never be more then that.
2WW = 2 Week Wait – time between ovulation and possible period AF = Aunt Flo – your period BCP = Birth Control Pills Beta = Blood test for HcG (pregnancy hormone) BD = Baby Dance – have sex BFN = Big Fat Negative (on HPT) BFP = Big Fat Positive (i.e. PREGNANT!) BW = (B/W) - Bloodwork CBEFM = Clear Blue Easy Fertility monitor CD = Cycle Day D&C or D&E = Dilation and Curettage or Dilation andEvacuation = procedure to surgically remove a failed pregnancy DH = Dear Husband. DPIUI = Days past IUI DPO = Days past Ovulation DPT – Days past transfer – usually written similar to 5dp3dt = 5 days past 3 day transfer ER = Egg Retrieval (part of IVF) ET = Embryo Transfer (last step of IVF) FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer FMU = First morning Urine Follies = Follicles or Eggs FRER = First Response Early Result – a brand of HPT HCG = Pregnancy Hormone – also given as an injection to trigger ovulation HPT = Home Pregnancy Test HSG = x-ray of Uterus and Fallopian tubes done by inserting dye through the cervix. ICSI = intracytoplasmic sperm injection – sometimes used with IVF IF = Infertility Injectibles = see "Stims" IUI = Intrauterine Insemination IVF = In Vitro Fertilization M/C = miscarriage MFI = Male Factor Infertility MFM = Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist (High risk OB; see also "Peri") OB = Obstetrician OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Peri = Perinatologist (high risk OB) PGD = Pre Genetic Diagnosis – sometimes used with IVF PIO = Progesterone in Oil POAS = pee on a stick, take a pregnancy test RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist SA = Semen Analysis SAIF = Success After Infertility message board S/O = Spin Off post Stims = follicle stimulating drugs TCOYF = Taking Charge of Your Fertility – a great book to read TI = Timed Intercourse TTC = Trying to Conceive TTTC = Trouble Trying to Conceive US = Ultrasound WTF Appointment = What the “F” appointment – a follow-up appt. to a failed cycle XP = Cross post