Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I got the call on Friday that we got accepted!!! AMAZING!!!! Finally some relief and good news in this crazy journey. Although we won't be starting right away, I can see in the future and it doesn't stress me out anymore because we have a plan and its almost guaranteed! The labs we used are good for six months, so the acceptance is good for six months. I hope to start in that time frame, hopefully sooner rather then later! Now to save $25,000.....anyone have any ideas how we can do!!!!

Love, Kristen & Eli

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 3 Labs

Finally, AF showed up on Saturday, of course when we were camping, but whatever its here! So, yesterday I had Day 3 labs drawn. I was super excited to get everything sent in and wait and hear that I got accepted, until I talked with the nurse today about my labs. The two hormones they check are indicators of ovarian reserve, or in other words how well your ovaries are to stimulate. My FSH level was 5.1 which is under 6 and anything under 6 is considered excellent. However, my Estradiol level was 65, which is concerning. The nurse said its an okay number for them, but isn't sure what Attain's cut off is. The normal range is 25-75 and levels on the lower end tend to be better for stimulating. Levels on the higher end may indicate an existence of a functional cyst or diminished ovarian reserve. My heart dropped after she told me this. We HAVE to get accepted. This is our last chance at anything, we will not pay for cycles one by one without the money back guarantee. Please keep your fingers crossed that Attain will over look that number and base my acceptance on past cycles. We will know in 24-48 hours. This is going to be one LONG wait for us.

Love, Kristen & ELi