FET#1 Sep/Oct '12

FET #1 - Let's try this again. Our second attempt at FET#1... 

After my natural FET cycle was cancelled on 9th September, due to early ovulation, we've now taken another tact: A Medicated Cycle!

14 Sep 2012:   Appointment with Fertility Dr who prescribed Progynova (oestrogen pills)
15 Sep 2012:  CD1. Begin Progynova 2mg x 3 pill a day
16 Sep 2012:  Feeling extremely low from intro of hormones. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills
17 Sep 2012:  Depressed. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
18 Sep 2012:  Depressed and in hiding. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
19 Sep 2012:  Depressed. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
20 Sep 2012:   Appointment with IVF NurseProgynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
21 Sep 2012:   Still feeling low. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
22 Sep 2012:   Still feeling low. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
23 Sep 2012:   Starting to feel more 'normal' on CD9Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
24 Sep 2012:   A break from Facebook (others' joy is my misery). Progynova 2mg x 3 pills
25 Sep 2012:   Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day
26 Sep 2012:    Ultrasound Appt. Progynova 2mg x 3 pills a day. FET date chosen.
27 Sep 2012:    Begin Crinone gel 8% (progesterone), Progynova 2mg x 3 pills (oestrogen)
28 Sep 2012:    Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.
29 Sep 2012:   Feeling goodProgynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.
30 Sep 2012:   Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.
01 Oct 2012:    FET eveProgynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.
02 Oct 2012:    Embryo Transfer. Day off work. Cramps.
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.
03 Oct 2012:   1DP6DT. Cramps. Craving chocolate milk.
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

04 Oct 2012:   2DP6DT. 2 toilet trips last night (in bed by 8:45pm), night sweats. Bloated,     
                         cramps, tender breasts, headache, fatigue, burping a lot, very hungry, irritable.
                         - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

05 Oct 2012:   3DP6DT. 3 toilet trips last night (in bed by 8:30pm), wacky dreams, night 
                          sweats, bloated, cramps, frequent urination (every 40 mins during day), 
                          tender breasts.
                         - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

06 Oct 2012:   4DP6DT. In bed by 9pm last night (9 hrs sleep), 3 toilet trips during night. 
                        Woke up with a cold sore & inflamed, bleeding gums, frequent urination (every
                        40 mins during day), irritable, backache, headache, whingey, tender nipples.
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

07 Oct 2012:   5DP6DT. In bed by 9pm last night (10 hours sleep). Nausea when hungry, 
                          tender/stinging nipples,frequent urination (every 40-60 mins during day), 
                          headache, bloated, craving chocolate milk, sulky tears, irritable.
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

08 Oct 2012:   6DP6DT.In bed by 8:30pm last night (9 hours sleep), 2 toilet trips o'night.
                          Very bloated, irritable, irrational tears and outbursts, headache, backache,
                          tender nipples, shortness of breath, frequent urination (hourly).
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

09 Oct 2012:   7DP6DT. In bed by 8:30pm last night (9 hrs sleep), 2 toilet trips during night.
                          Very bloated, headache, backache, tender nipples, frequent urination 
                          (hourly).
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

10 Oct 2012:   8DP6DT. In bed by 9pm last night (9 hours sleep), no night time toilet trips.
                         Very bloated, headache all day, shortness of breath, some twinges in lower
                         belly, frequent urination (hourly), night sweats last night.
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

11 Oct 2012:   9DP6DT. In bed by 9pm last night (9 hours sleep), crazy dreams, 1 toilet trip 
                         during night. Frequent urination (hourly during day), very bloated, headache 
                         and backache all day, my BBs are feeling very sore now. Feeling calm about
                         tomorrow's test.
                         - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

12 Oct 2012:   10DP6DTFirst BETA is 184. We are pregnant! 4w1d. BBs so sore!
                         - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Crinone 8% gel.

13 Oct 2012:    Frequent urination, BBs sore, very bloated, headache.
                          - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Vaginal pessaries x 2 at night.
14 Oct 2012:   Frequent urination, BBs sore, very bloated, headache, back ache returns.
                         - Progynova 2mg x 3 pills. Vaginal pessaries x 2 at night, x 1 in morning.

18 Oct 2012:   5w. 2nd Beta is 2730.

2 Nov 2012:   First ultrasound (at 7w1d).

23 Nov 2012:   10 week blood test (at 10w1d).

10 Dec 2012:   12 week ultrasound (at 12w4d).

13 Dec 2012:    HELLO 2nd Trimester (at 13w).

19 Dec 2012:    First midwife appointment at the hospital. Just to find out health history, and        
                            get advice on pregnancy health.

7th Jan 2012:    Felt first movement in my belly! A bubbly popping feeling (at 16w4d).

9 Jan 2013:       2nd midwife appointment at the hospital (at 16w6d).

20 Jan 2013:     Felt kicks with my hands on my belly (not just felt on the inside).

30 Jan 2013:     18-20 week ultrasound (at 19w6d). It's a boy!

9 Feb 2012:      Chop felt the baby kicking for the first time (at 21w2d).

13 Feb 2013:     3rd check-up at the hospital (at 21w6d).


18 Feb 2013:    First ante-natal class at the hospital (at 22w4d).

21 Mar 2013:    HELLO 3rd Trimester (at 27w).

25 Mar 2013:     Glucose Test and full blood draw (at 27w4d).

27 Mar 2013:     4th check-up at the hospital (at 27w6d).

05 Apr 2013:     2nd Glucose Tolerance Test for 2.5 hrs (at 29w1d).

15 Apr 2013:     Ante-natal class at the hospital (at 30w4d).

17 Apr 2013:    5th check-up at the hospital (at 30w6d).

22 Apr 2013:     Ante-natal class at the hospital (at 31w4d). Did not attend!

24 Apr 2013:     32 Week Ultrasound to check if placenta has moved up into position.

29 Apr 2013:     Ante-natal class at the hospital (at 32w4d). Did not attend.

06 May 2013:    Ante-natal class at the hospital (at 33w4d).

09 May 2013:    6th check-up at hospital + full blood draw (at 34w)- this time with a Doctor. 

22 May 2013:    7th check-up at the hospital (at 35w6d).

25 May 2013:    Baby Shower! (at 36w2d).


27 May 2013:    FBE, GBS test, Ultrasound to see if baby still breech (at 36w4d).

05 Jun 2013:     8th check-up at the hospital (at 37w6d).

13 Jun 2013:     9th check-up at the hospital (at 39w).

18 Jun 2013:      10th appointment at the hospital (at 39w5d).

20 Jun 2013:     Estimated Due Date of our baby boy! (at 40w).

25 Jun 2013:    CTG and Stretch/Sweep (at 40w5d).

27 June 2013:    CTG and stretch/Sweep.... then labour begins (at 41w).

28 June 2013:    Labour: See Birth Story Part I and Part II (at 41w1d).

29 Jun 2013:     Birth by emergency c-section: See Part III & Part IV (at 41w2d). 
                            Welcome Eddie Stone! 4.480kg (9.9lb); 54cm & very healthy!

A dream come true!