Monday, January 18, 2016

How to Make a Baby


The old saying is "It takes a village to raise a child". I say it takes a village to make one. 

Ingredients:

one snowflake frozen embryo
33 oral birth control pills
24 subcutaneous Lupron injections
180 oral estrogen pills
10 oral doxycycline pills
5 oral methylprednisone pills
2 oral valium pills



Prep Time: 4 months (after 3 years of trying)
Bake Time: 40 weeks

Instructions:

Following normal hysterosonogram take birth control pills to begin suppression of your ovaries and uterine lining.

Proceed with saline ultrasound and mock transfer - continue birth control pills.

Undergo baseline ultrasound and begin daily lupron injections to decrease the chances of accidentally ovulating

Start menses approximately 5 days after birth control pills are completed

Start estrogen supplements to grow a thick, healthy uterine lining. 

Once lining is approximately 8 mm thick, discontinue lupron and begin progesterone suppositories vaginally to sustain implantation and (hopefully) pregnancy.

Transfer one snowflake embryo around 5 days after progesterone is started and PRAY!

Try to wait until beta-HCG approximately 2 weeks after transfer (yeah right!)
Cook and enjoy!!


Update
We are finally done with birth control pills as of Saturday (Jan 17th). We are a week into the lupron injections. My next (and hopefully last) menses should start this week then we will start our estrogen protocol. Nothing much will change until February 1st. That will be the date of our next ultrasound to check the lining. Until then the meds will be unchanged. Praying things stay on track! 

 Brennan is recently obsessed with babies!!  She has 2 baby dolls that she constantly asks me to swaddle so she can rock them, feed them and put them to bed. One is named Ari (a name I truly love for a girl) and the other is Little Debbie (thanks Daddy). We pray every night for a baby brother or baby sister for Brennan.

When Brennan has her 2 year old moments we pray that we know what we are doing and that God trusts us to handle another one! 

Happy Birthday to our little miracle. Brennan turns 2 on the 23rd. If you ask her how old she is she will tell you with complete confidence.... 6. Maybe 2 going on 6. Sweet girl has been "tinkling" on the potty like crazy this week. A potty trained toddler in a big girl bed and a new baby? Sounds perfect to me. 

Prayer request: that God grant's our hearts desires - He got it right the first time, we are praying He will bless us with another miracle. 





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