Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Caution: Things May Not Be As They Seem

First off...Gavin is turning 1 tomorrow!  Yippee!! I couldn't help myself and decided to turn it into a week long celebration by giving him a small present each morning.  It is starting with a book and then culminates in a Fisher Price Rock 'n' Roll Trike.  He will never remember this but at least we are having a lot of fun.

As for baby number two, I feel lied too.  The new doc got my hopes up only to receive my bloodwork back which revealed I have low AMH.  My first doc was right after all and I need to use injectables.  I've spent the last week depressed at the thought that while I might still have a chance to have another baby, this will most likely be my last one (If I'm lucky enough to conceive).  I'm torn between asking to do IVF so I can freeze some embies or just to do an IUI.  I'm trying to stay calm but its really hard to do when I don't feel confident in my decision.  No matter which route I take, I am going to have to wait until April to go for my first cycle.  I got the call this morning that the new doctors office forgot to do my FDA bloodwork (testing for std's) which is required when using donor sperm.  The results wont come in for a week, causing me to miss this next cycle.  I hope this isn't a sign of future issues with this new doctor.

For now I am going to focus on some of the tips to improve my AMH that I found on line.  I'm hoping that by changing my diet, it will boost my chances.  Crossing my fingers.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hello Stranger!

I am a horrible blogger!  Work has been so crazy that by the time I have a free moment to myself, I just want to sleep.  Gavin will be a year old in 24 days!  He has been cruising around the furniture for the last few months but is now standing on his own and take three steps without assistance.  He hasn't gotten any more teeth in (He has 4 uppers and two lowers).  I weened him off the bottle and baby food last month to prepare for our cruise that we are taking at the end of the month.  I was going to take him up to Wisconsin to have his first birthday with my family, but in Mid-December I landed a great deal on a balcony cabin that had a cruise date that happened to fall around Gavin's birthday.

I had an appointment to talk to my new RE in February, but I got a call in the middle of January to see if I wanted to come in early. Hell yes!! I nearly fell off my chair when the RE reviewed my chart and told me that my last RE should have not had me doing back to back IUI's and injectables.  He said with my numbers, it was clear that the previous RE was just trying to get as much money off of me as possible.  The new RE said that I should only be taking clomid, ovidrel and have one IUI done each cycle.   Total cost: $525 (my insurance covers ultrasounds and lab tests).   My previous RE was charging $1000 a cycle(Meds and IUI's).  I was so thrilled to hear the cost that I have decided to start trying next month!  I think the best part of only one IUI per cycle is the possibility that I can do more than 3 cycles (I only have 6 vials of Gavin's donor) if I need too.  Baby fever is in full-effect!!!

Speaking of babies, my little one just woke up from a nap. Got to go!