HOW Our Embryos Were Frozen – WHY We Were Not Able To Fly Them Home

It never really crossed my mind to ask HOW our embryos were frozen. It was just part of the deal. Go through IVF, have your embryos genetically tested, your embryos are frozen and stored, then do a frozen embryo transfer when you’re ready. It wasn’t until we moved home to NY that I NEEDED thisContinue reading “HOW Our Embryos Were Frozen – WHY We Were Not Able To Fly Them Home”

Our Frozen Embryos Must Stay in Kansas City

Remember my last post? You know, the one where we were so excited to fly our frozen embryos home to NY? Well, it didn’t pan out as we had hoped. We were ready to make the payment to Cryostork, and pick the date of their flight, when everything stopped. I received a call from theContinue reading “Our Frozen Embryos Must Stay in Kansas City”

Flying Our Frozen Embryos Home

Flying Our Frozen Embryos Home – After much consideration, we have decided to fly our 3 beautiful frozen embryos from Kansas City, home to Buffalo, NY! We have been going back and forth… IF we decide to do another transfer, would we be flying to Kansas City together for the transfer, or find a newContinue reading “Flying Our Frozen Embryos Home”

Are You Going to Have Any More?

Are You Going to Have Any More? My stomach was suddenly in knots. My brain started swirling through all of the horrible things we had been through just to get one. I was just bragging about my perfect 2 year old toddler and showed off her picture. Then she asked so innocently and with loadsContinue reading “Are You Going to Have Any More?”

Transfer Day – 3rd Time's A Charm? Hoping For Our Rainbow Baby.

3rd time’s a charm, right? We are hoping for our RAINBOW baby! For those of you who are not familiar with the term, a rainbow baby is a baby that is born after a miscarriage. The rainbow signifies hope around the world for those who have suffered a loss. We went in excited, nervous, andContinue reading “Transfer Day – 3rd Time's A Charm? Hoping For Our Rainbow Baby.”

I Am NOT Looking Forward To…

What an interesting twister of emotions. We went into our WTF appointment (Where you can read about what our newest protocol is) thinking we probably wouldn’t try again for a while, to wanting to try again in the next couple of months. My RE seemed so positive and uplifting. We are so lucky to haveContinue reading “I Am NOT Looking Forward To…”

Our WTF Appointment

I’ve heard this online, but never really looked it up. The WTF appointment is just what is sounds like: What the fuck happened? Why didn’t the transfer work? What did I do wrong? What’s next? We now found ourselves having to schedule it. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait very long, just a few weeks.Continue reading “Our WTF Appointment”

Our 2nd FET Attempt

After being on Lupron for the past month, my RE started me on my new FET protocol right away. I would not have to wait for my period to come and to take birth control this time. This time we went right into putting the 3 Estrogen patches on (switching out every other day) PLUSContinue reading “Our 2nd FET Attempt”

Genetic Testing

We decided to send our frozen embryos out for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in order to improve our success rates. Boy, was I glad. I didn’t know this when we decided to have this done, but I needed the time to recover. There was no way that I could have ever done a fresh IVFContinue reading “Genetic Testing”

Our Frozen Embies!

  Throughout the chaos of my Egg Collection and my HORRENDOUS recovery, we found out how many future babies we had developing into embryos! This made the whole experience worth it. The recovery was awful, but the result was amazing. First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I feel like I shouldContinue reading “Our Frozen Embies!”