Day 29 – Lupron Bleed.

October 21, 2006 at 3:34 pm 5 comments

AF is here!!! Or “Lupron bleed” as they termed it. The nurse said that I may or may not bleed while on lupron and that technically it is not a period. That if I do bleed it will be light. Well, I guess I will. Cause here I am… bleeding.
Feels just like a period really. I don’t really understand what so un-AF about it – its the shedding of the lining, is it not?

Alright, I guess TMI. On the emotional side of things, for some reason, when it started, it sank in a little more that this is it – the IVF cycle has truly officially began! This is the cycle I will stimulate, retrieve what I hope to be a million eggs (well, just kidding) and have them hopefully fertilize and become my baby! I was just thinking that hopefully this will be the last time I will see my period for a long long time. Please, please let it be so!

Once again, excited but also just feeling nervous about what’s to come. Sure, I’d love it to be smooth, uncomplicated and with the perfect outcome. But who knows, right? History is being written as we speak. I don’t know how it will go. I don’t know how it will end. I am just going to find out as it unfolds one day at a time.

What makes IVF so crazy, is that there is SO much action before you even get to the “beginning” of things. I feel that conceiving naturally is like advancing immediately past all this and starting out where it takes an IVF woman what feels like a lifetime to get to. There’s pros and cons. I guess the cons are that there is all the stressing and worrying and everything that could go wrong, not to mention the COST of doing this. But the pros are that it is literally an incredible journey to make a baby. You are taking those baby steps day by day for a whole month, all to make your wonderful baby. You feel so aware of it, and so in tune, and you get involved so early. The fact that you get to see your child at its very conception is mind-boggling, and strangely incredible.

I had asked DH if we conceive this child whether it wwill be an act of love.. and he kind of looked at me like I am stupid. What more could we have done to show our love for each other and for this future child than to go this mile and this distance. There is NO way our kid could ever tell us we didn’t want them.

We went through the paperwork we need to sign today. SO much of it. There’s always the legal stuff. I felt like I was in some futuristic world, needing to make decisions about what should be done about potential unborn children if something becomes of me. I’m glad we went over all the documents. I’ve written down the questions to ask, and hopefully we’ll have them all filled and submitted in the next few days.

The IVF journey continues, and the IVF cycle has officially BEGAN!


Entry filed under: All Posts, Day by Day.

Day 28 – the other meds are in! Day 30 (cycle day2) – this is what you call LIGHT???

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. hopefulmother  |  October 23, 2006 at 9:51 am

    Congrats on the beginning of your journey. I hope it is a short and successful one for you.

    I know what you mean about the “baby steps” in IVF. It is weird when you think of it – this is all just to get pregnant, which most people just do by (shocker) having s.ex!

    But you’re right, it is the ultimate act of love.

  • 2. makariya  |  October 23, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    I know exactly how you feel, both physically and emotionally. Physically, I did get my Lup%on AF right after my normal AF and it did feel like an AF, no questions about it. Emotionally, the further we move down the road of IVF the more worried and stressed I become. But I also agree that there is no better proof that you really, really want this baby. I just hope that it is all worth it at the end.

  • 3. Lut C.  |  October 23, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Really? No period required? I’d better check my brochure again, or call my doctor. Because I’m waiting for it to get started.

    There are cons to conceiving without ART? LOL! I’ve never seen anyone put it that way.
    I’d prefer not being quite so aware of the entire process, to be honest.

  • 4. Jys  |  October 23, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    thanks for the comments ladies,
    Lut, 😀 lol – I spose there are no “cons” to conceiving without ART per se – just that I tell myself there are pros to conceiving WITH it.
    I know that noone would do this unless they had to, but at least when you do have to (or do want to) it doesn’t hurt to look at your cup being half full somehow.
    Maybe I should write a post sometime about the pros of conceiving with ART 😀 lol. But at least a few things I can think of are – you get to experience your baby from its very conception, You can test for birth defects, problems ahead of time with PGD, most of all thought, it is proof that you really really really REALLY want this baby. No doubt about that 🙂 And sometimes the whole thing can bring you and DH together in new ways.

  • 5. bj  |  June 9, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I am experiencing the same thing as you did. I took BCP from May 06-June 01, and started Lupron on June 04 after my baseline ultrasound and blood work. My period started on that night too. I started Gonal F on June 06. Today is June 09 and I still saw a bit of blood this morning, hence I had a full cycle not spotting.
    1. What explanation did you get for the bleeding?
    2. And did it affect you IVF cycle?
    3. If yes, how did it affect it?
    Thank you very much.


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Expecting Number 2… :)

My TTC History

Started TTC May 2005
RE diagnosed as unexplained in Feb 06.
natural IUI #1 March 06 - BFP, m/c :(
natural IUI #2 May 06 - BFN
clomid IUI #3 July 06 - BFN
femara IUI #4 August 06 - BFN

Skipping suggested injectables,
moving to IVF
Bloodwork: Oct 12 for lupron
ER estimated 1st week of Nov

25 eggs, 15 fertilized.
1 blast transferred, 6 frozen.
Precious baby Girl born in July 07.

After 2.5 years of Bliss since that BFP...

April 2009: Start of TTC #2.
(Going back for the embies I left)
Apr 15: Start of Natural FET cycle.
May 1: Transferred single blast
May 11: BFN :(
Straight to Natural FET #2
May 29: Transferred single blast
June 4: BFP!!!!
June 8: 1st beta - 177
June 10: 2nd beta - 506

Healthy baby Boy born 2010!

Fast forward several years...

June 2013: Surprised with a completely natural and completely unplanned BFP!
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