Life with Baby K

February 5, 2008

And now we have a direction….

Filed under: prep for IVF #1 — by Jess @ 7:38 pm

So, as I expected Jeff’s SA didn’t come back good at all. The RE said it is not worth trying IUIs because the motility and morphology are really crappy. So we are going to do IVF. I have to have a hysterosalpingogram, which I can’t schedule until my next cycle starts. Also I have to have CD 3 bloodwork done. I also have to schedule an IVF overview meeting, where Jeff and I get to learn about all things IVF. Once all of that has been done, I have to meet with the doc again to find out what my med protocol will be. Then I have to meet with the nurses to learn how to shoot myself up. Then I think we can actually start the whole process.

I am slightly discouraged about how long this will all take to even get to starting a cycle. It just seems like such a long time! At least we have a plan now. I am not sure how Jeff is dealing with all of this. He has always been the kind of person to just roll with the punches and take life as it come. I am always the one who overthinks everything. So here I am going over everything in my head while Jeff is in the other room watching a movie. Go figure. I just hope he is processing this latest info, however it is that he needs to do so.

***Update*** I just called and set up our IVF info overview for Feb 27. They had a session next week but there is no way I would be able to get it off of work.



  1. Found out about your blog from Mel’s Connections Abound. I’m sorry for the disappointing news about the SA.

    Our RE sent us to a urologist for the SA, and he wouldn’t even do it! Just told us to go back to RE for help. Great.

    It sucks to have to be part of this world, but it is wonderful to have such a good support system. Welcome to the IF blogosphere!

    Comment by Jendeis — February 6, 2008 @ 12:50 am |Reply

  2. Found your blog via Lost and Found. Male Factor runs rampant in our house too, and we are beginning IVF this month. GL with your cycle.

    If it’s any consolation, my DH behaves the same way too.

    Comment by kaaron — February 6, 2008 @ 2:34 pm |Reply

  3. It took my husband probably 2 years or more of being unsuccessful before he started to open up and admit how hard it was for him. I think time passes more quickly when you’re not the one seeing the mark of failure every month. Hopefully your journey won’t take that long! Good luck!

    Comment by seussgirl — February 6, 2008 @ 8:38 pm |Reply

  4. I’m here too via L&F. Sorry to hear about the crappy morphology, but yay for not wasting time or money on IUI!

    I see you’re in Western Mass, which is in my neck of the woods, so if you’re ever unhappy with your clinic, feel free to email me for other suggestions.

    Comment by Hekateris — February 7, 2008 @ 12:51 am |Reply

  5. Im sorry the results were hard to hear–we have been there, and know how isolating it can feel. Just know that you are NOT alone, and we will all support you!

    Comment by JJ — February 7, 2008 @ 2:56 am |Reply

  6. Hi! I found your blog on Lost & Found & Connections Abound. I am new to blogosphere too. I know what you are going through. It is tough and my DH does not often voice his thoughts but when it really gets to him, he lets it out and once was in RE’s office. Now that we have almost completed an IVF cycle, we are having really good feelings!!! I hope you have success and your journey is almost over (at least for the first baby).

    Comment by hoping4baby — February 9, 2008 @ 1:19 am |Reply

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