IVF Round 4 – The Conclusion

So those of you who clocked the dates in my last post will realise that my 2 week wait was at the end of April.   It was the same as any 2 week wait really with the ups and downs that one has come to expect.  It was the 2 weeks that the entire cyberworld seemed to be getting BFP’s.  The only difference was on the Sunday before our test on the Wednesday I did comment to Villa Boy that my boobs looked fuller.  Plus I never had the gut wrenching feeling the night before we tested that it hadn’t worked which I had had in every other round.

So Wednesday morning came, I got up and said to Villa Boy “I won’t bother coming up to tell you the result we know what it’s going to be.”.  “Don’t be silly” he said! Approx 3 minutes later I was waving a pissy stick under his nose saying “How many lines can you see?”.  Yes we had a feint positive and a slightly stronger one on the other test I had done, just to make sure whatever result was collaborated you understand!

Wow I didn’t stop shaking for what seemed like days.  Then the next 2 week wait started, the one that ends with a scan.   Now during this one I did go slightly mad, this cumulated in me being too anxious to take the stuff I had bought for anxiety!  It was also during this 2 week wait that several of the cyber bfps sadly turned to miscarriages, I felt for all of them although all I could do was hide myself away and live 1 day at a time.

Our 6 week scan was fab, we had a strong heartbeat and everything was spot on for dates.  “What happens now” I said to the lady who scanned us, “you’re pregnant” she said “you go to the doctor and everything is as if you got pregnant without us!”. That sounded a bit scary.

Long story short, with my history of miscarrying I still had to fight for some early scans and we were scanned at 7 & 10 weeks, it put my mind at rest for about 5 nano seconds but generally it was a terribly long few weeks.  But somehow with a lot of love and support from family and friends we made it to our 12 week scan.  Most importantly we walked out of the 12 week scan without having to see a doctor, with a scan picture of a live baby with a low nuchal measurement.  7 days later our blood tests came back showing us at very low risk for chromosome abnormalities.   I have even managed to utter the words “I’m pregnant”.  It still feels very fragile and I can’t believe that we may get a happy ending.  But one day at a time is getting me through.

I won’t be banging on about being pregnant this blog is about infertility and things to help you get pregnant but I thought I ought to explain my lack of posting over the last few weeks.


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I'm a 30 something girl trying and failing to get pregnant.
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22 Responses to IVF Round 4 – The Conclusion

  1. dnwible says:

    I was so hoping this would be your next post! So, so happy for you 🙂

  2. endosister says:

    oh darlin that is just wonderful news – hang on in there little one and keep your stickyness!

    big hugs

  3. wanttobeamum says:

    Wow! Fantastic! Congratulations! It is great to hear a positive story.

  4. mrsveryabnormal says:

    I read all your blogs when we discovered we were on this journey a few months back and have been following you since – I was contemplating posting on your last blog that I was keeping my fingers crossed for you, am so very glad for you to see this post appear! Really hope all goes well for you, you have given me hope x

  5. Jeanette says:

    It seems a major, Im so thrilled for you! congratulations is in order! Im so thrilled for you! Congratulations, and to be honest, I think its even more awesome that that you waited to post until everything was sure! ***Hugs*** and best wishes for you and your growing family!

  6. swankylady says:

    Omg…wow! That’s fantastic!! 🙂 I’ve been badly neglecting my reader so I was just trying to get caught up on everyone. I’m so glad to read some good news! Keep us posted!

  7. YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Very happy for you!

  8. Congratulations! I haven’t done IVF and was a bit confused, so this helps clear it up. I thought that seemed like an awful long process. Well, longer than it actually was. So glad you made it through the first tri! Hope you are able to now enjoy things.

  9. Daryl says:


  10. Congrats to you!!! So happy for you!!!

  11. After yesterday’s post I was on tenterhooks hoping that there might be good news – so so so pleased for you

    Now any chance of a bit of your baby dust pretty please?

  12. Glad you’re back and thrilled you’re pregnant! Hope you are less worried now that you’ve crossed the 12 week mark. Keep up the good work. Here’s to a great pregnancy.

  13. NanaDoll says:

    how wonderful. simply wonderful. praying for you through this pregnancy!

  14. Congrats! I’m so happy for you, I guess you are now realizing the worrying does not stop once you find out you are pregnant. It just continues, however you just worry about different things! We are 13.5 weeks along now, the a lot of weight was taken off our shoulders after a successful twelve week scan, but we still worry. I think even when the baby is born we will worry, but just about different things. I guess it’s inevitable when you have been through so much, and fought as hard as we have to get where we are today.

  15. I know it has been a while, but I keep reading this great news and rejoicing with you! I was curious, did you have ultrasounds that were transvaginal or transabdominal?

    • Hello, sorry blog has been v neglected due to Olympic volunteering! 6week scan was transvirginal, 7 week scan I went to take my pants off & the sonographer said “er I thought I would try externally 1st” oops I said I’m an ivf patient we take our underwear off at every opportunity!! Then at our 12w scan because I was so stressed about everything she did both to get a really good look for us. Off to catch up on some blog reading now x

      • How many weeks along are you now? We are just approaching eighteen, we have finally started to relax a little but I don’t think we will ever fully relax. We have our twenty week scan coming up so we are just praying it runs smoothly.

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