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Saturday, December 8, 2012


How many of you read that title and were like "what is she talking about?" Well, most of my infertile friends know what I'm talking about! And just in case you are curious, here are a few abbreviations infertile bloggers use (often):

AF = Aunt Flo (menstruation)
ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology
BD = Baby Dance (sex)
BFN = Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result)BFP = Big Fat Positive  (pregnancy test result)
BW, b/w = Blood work
DPO = Days Post-Ovulation
DPR = Days Post-Retrieval
DPT = Days Post-Transfer
DP3DT = Days Post 3-Day Transfer
DP3DT = Days Post 5-Day Transfer

EPT = Early Pregnancy Test
ET = Embryo Transfer

FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
hCG, HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI = Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF = Infertility

IUI = Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
PIO = Progesterone in Oil
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
TTC = Trying to Conceive
US, u/s = Ultrasound

Those are just a few...for more, check out this site

So, my title of this post means "Invitro Fertilization #1 6 Days past Transfer." Today is the 6th day after the transfer of my sweet little embryos back into my uterus. Some people might think the shots are the hardest part, but everyone who has gotten to the 2WW (oops, another acronym..2 week wait) probably thinks this is the hardest part. WAITING! 

Everything you feel, you analyze. What does it mean? Should I be feeling that? Have other infertiles who have been through IVF felt that? Then, you go to the web looking for the symptoms you are feeling and try to figure out if it's normal. I suppose you can keep doing this everyday, all day, but the fact is that the transfer is God's business. Well, ALL OF THIS is God's business, but my doctors can't make my embryos "stick." We've known from day 1 of this process that God's plan will ultimately prevail. Whatever His plan, we accept. If having a baby (or babies) through IVF isn't it....ok. 

We've got a little more waiting to do (a week or so) until it's time to test, so until then we are continuing to pray God will keep us in the center of His will and if it's to have a baby, we ask Him to protect those little embryos. If it's not the plan, we are praying for Him to prepare us for the results. We ask that you continue to pray for our journey and to continue to ask God for His provision over our family. 

Until next time, sticky thoughts and baby dust!!!!!


  1. At the pregnancy help center down here you can get a free pregnancy test if you are two weeks late. So I've kind of moved my 2ww until then. And then.... well if I do start my cycle I have less waiting to do. But no matter when you are counting, whether it's counting down or counting up, it's hard not to constantly think about everything that may or may not be going on inside your body when that's why you are counting. That sounds like a long confusing sentence... but I hope you got it.

    I pray during this 2ww that you have peace. I pray God will prepare your hearts for whatever the outcome. And I pray that when those urges come up to search the internet for whatever feeling you're having, that you'll remember to hand it over to God. Because whatever you find on the internet, the internet doesn't know all, but God? God knows everything, and He knows EXACTLY what you are going through.


  2. Praying for stickyness!!! (I know that is totally not a word). Friend of mine had her retrieval on Sunday so I'm praying for positive tests for the both of you!!!

  3. thanks girls!! We are continuing to pray for these embryos to grow into healthy babies!