Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thumbs Up

A few weeks ago my mother bought me a 'lucky charm ring' to wear to my appointments....so with my lucky ring on...

Zach and I headed to Temple for our very first IVF consult!!

The Doctor came in and as we were introducing ourselves tears streamed down my face; all I could hear was my husband telling him 'We want to be parents'...my body was numb, could I really do this?! I sat there and looked at the ultrasound machine right next to me then looked at Zach-can I just stop for a minute and say-Thank God for my sweet husband-he smiled at me and said 'Tiffany, were ok; this is our time'. The Dr. placed his hand on my shoulder and said, 'I'm here to help...I want you both to succeed and to be parents!'

I took a BIG SIGH of relief and on went our visit!

I can honestly say this was by far better than I ever expected it to be!! WAY BETTER! Our Doctor is amazing, such a sweet sincere guy who wants nothing for the best for his patients!

(THUMBS UP FROM ME)
So you are wondering what the plan is I guess?!...

Well he feels 100% that IVF is our best and only option. His success rate for couples our age is 50-60% (which I felt very good about). He did a sample transfer to see how my body would take to it, and he said I did amazing-he thinks when it's time for the transfer my body will react to it well! He also took at look at my ovaries, tubes, cervix and uterus. Said everything looks great (in fact I have a 19mm follicle that is about to drop--all on it's own--which is not that big of a deal since I've been known to produce and drop very nice follicles, it's getting them to fertilize and implant that I have a problem with) Since I am able to produce a nice sized follicle on my own he feels very confident that I will be able to produce many decent sized follicles in time for retrieval. He mentioned something I've never heard about, or read about which is freezing some of Zach's sperm. He said it basically just 'prevents' a bust cycle since you can't predict the future...He had some really great points about you never know if the male will get sick or just plan and simple produces a bad count the day of the retrieval, so they collect some to have frozen just in case--which is another thing I love!

So whats next? I go next week to get blood work for my progesterone level, then we are in the waiting game for my cycle...once that starts I will start birth control for one week then my shots...so in a couple weeks we will begin our very first IVF journey!

So blessed and thankful!!! :)

29 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm so glad that your appointment went well! And how exciting to get the process started!!!

Ape said...

Tears are running down my face as I read this. I am so extremely excited for y'all its unreal. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you 2!!!

Amy said...

Aw, Tiff. I can relate to the tears streaming down your face. I'm so very thankful the Dr was very encouraging for you and Zach. I am praying so hard for y'all to be parents very soon! I cannot even express how very happy I am for the both of you to begin this journey! Love ya!

waiting and wishing said...

I'm so happy things went well, Tiffany. You've waited so long for this, and I'm glad to hear the doctor was so encouraging!

Jennifer said...

I didn't make it very far in to thus post without bursting into tears. What a great appointment! I'm so excited for you!

Kristen said...

Yay! So glad you had a great appointment!

Angie said...

Such wonderful news! So glad that you feel so great about your doctor & your appointment!

Kristin said...

What an amazing journey this is turning out to be, Tiffany! I am always in awe of how God just lines these kind of things up! I'm so excited for you and so happy that you love your doctor. Praying!!

Adriane said...

how exciting! so glad you feel at ease with your doctor and the plan:)

Christi said...

Yay. Yay. Yay.

Kami said...

You can do this honey!!!!! You ARE blessed!!!! Yay!!!

Kami

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

I'm so happy for you! You will love Dr. Wincek! Very nice guy!!!

MICHELE said...

This sounds so exciting for you all and your doc sounds like he has a great game plan and thinks of everything! I am praying this is your time. You guys definitely deserve your shot at parenthood.

Jen said...

YAY!!!
My husband froze his sperm too. We were successful on our first IVF with twins {I was 25}.
I am SO excited for you!!!

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

I'm so glad your appt. went well! It sounds like you have a wonderful RE to help you on this journey. Wishing you both all the best!

Stephanie said...

So so so excited for you! You guys look so happy!!! And your RE sound amazing!! :) Sending nothing but happy thoughts and prayers yall's way!

The Wiscott's said...

Congrats - if you have questions let me know I did 3 rounds of IVF.

Lori B. said...

So happy for you!! This is such an exciting time. I just had my egg retrieval on Sunday and we are doing a 5 day transfer on Friday. Feel free to check out my blog if you want. I wish you and your hubby the absolute best of luck and I will be follownig your journey!

Marcie said...

Very Exciting! Glad that you really hit it off with your doctor. That really makes a difference! Wishing you the best of luck!

Rathi said...

So happy for both of you as well! If you have any questions or want to vent, my email is rmr2007@gmail.com! I went thru IVF for my daugther, whose one...Praying for you both and can't wait to hear all the good news soon!!!!

Tracy said...

Tiffany,

I am so glad to hear that your appointment went well. I thought of you Friday when I was at a doctor's appointment of my own. =)

twondra said...

I'm soooo glad it went well sweetie!! We're all here for you!!

Rosie said...

I'm sorry I'm so late commenting. I'm behind on blogger.
The entire time I read this, I had tears and chills. What great news all of that was! I can't believe how quickly it's all happening, considering the wait you both have always had to deal with. I cannot wait to follow this journey into PARENTHOOD~~AHHH!!! I'm so excited!

Melody said...

Sorry I didn't comment sooner! I am so glad things went well! Still praying for yoU!

Kim said...

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! You are on your way, and I am so excited for you two! Our clinic freezes sperm too for emergencies. Seems they must have found out the hard way?! Live and Learn. xxoxoxoxox

Ashley said...

I am so happy that everything went soooo well!!!!!! The IVF clinic we went to and I think most clinic's freeze the guy's sperm ahead of time. It does give some relief you have back up!

Your doctor sounds like he has a big heart for his job and wanting to help the two of you become parents!! Wonderful parents that is:)

Jennifer said...

It sounds like a great appointment! Sure will be praying as you begin this journey! Big hugs!

Tracy said...

Hey! I've been a lurker of your blog for a long time (even before we went through ivf I believe)! Finally following you now, but I just wanted to say I am so happy for you that you are able and decided to go through with ivf and am so glad that your consult went so great! I definitely think the odds are in your guys favor! My husband and I went through ivf at a young age too and although we had to go through it twice, just cause the first round I developed OHSS, both were pretty successful cycles considering and we were blessed to become pregnant with our twin baby girls whom are 10 months old now! I think you have such a great chance at this working and am so hopeful for you and your husband! I'll be checking in on your journey! Feel free to follow my blog too =) nandtandbandb.blogspot


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