First to update you on this past FET #6…it got cancelled…my lining only got to around 3mm with Tamoxifen and extra estrogen….so Tamoxifen did not work for me and my lining 🙁 So, I just have to keep trying and move on to what’s next.

If you’ve been following my journey, I went through IVF#1 in November 2013 (1 morula embryo transfer, thin lining) and then we went through IVF #2 in January 2014 (6 blastocysts vetrified-no transfer, thin lining) and then month after month after month for over a year we have tried FET’s to grow my lining…and nada…stayed thin…like 4mm…so no transfer…ever.

Well, during both of my IVF cycles I was able to get my lining to about 5.8 or 6mm…, that’s not good….and it was not pretty…at all…and my RE didn’t want to transfer because it didn’t look right and he thought that I would be able to grow a thicker lining during an FET…..well, after over a year of trying…it hasn’t happened…

So, this is where IVF #3 comes into play. If I can get some blastocysts…and my lining can get up to 6mm+(please), then we might finally take a shot at transferring an embryo.

I might finally get a chance to transfer an embryo.


I know that doesn’t mean it will work and we will have a baby…BUT…simply to finally have a chance…a chance at being pregnant…that’s all I want.

Now, if my lining doesn’t cooperate then we will be back to square one and I’ll have to try some experimental things but I have a good feeling about this. There’s gotta be a reason why I’m doing another full IVF cycle and I am just going with it. When my RE suggested it, it was almost like I didn’t have a choice. I think after this final cancelled FET…he thought…now what?…looked at my age again(turning 38 this year…boo) and said, “Let’s get some more embryos and your lining was best when we did an IVF cycle.” So that was that.

Now, let’s just pray my body cooperates. I’m doing Estrogen priming(WAY better than BC pills for me!) I have a sonohystogram this Thurs. My period should start this weekend. Then a mock transfer Mon.(I think, unless I still have my period?) And I start stims March 13.

So that’s where I am.

I don’t know what this 3rd IVF cycle will bring. I’m trying to visualize my babies…in my womb. I’ll just keep doing that…until it is real. I’m believing that it will happen.

It will happen!!

Here goes IVF#3….take 3!


23 Comments on IVF #3……take 3…Action!

  1. This sounds like a viable plan!!!! Third time’s a charm! Wishing you all good things and sending positive vibes!!!

  2. I’m praying that this has the outcome you’ve been waiting for! I have lining issues too, and after my first IVF cycle turn into a “freeze all” due to high progesterone, and 4 cancelled FETs b/c of thin lining, we’re going another fresh cycle as well, since my lining was best then. Good luck to us both!!

  3. YAY! So excited to read this. You’re absolutely right. You need this chance. It’s certainly your time. I’m going to be sending lots of little warm, fuzzy and thickening sweet nothings to your lining to cooperate! xoxoxo

  4. I too had an issue with persistently thin lining and had canceled FETs because it just wouldn’t budge despite all these meds also. We ended up doing a fresh ivf cycle also even though I had frozen embryos because it was the thickest it had ever been with our first ivf- we managed to get it somewhat close to 7 and transferred- and I’m now 15 weeks pregnant. So it CAN happen -just continue to think good (and thick!) thoughts …sending lots of wonderful vibes!!

    • Wow melisskavits! That’s amazing! Appreciate you sharing your story…gives me hope! It CAN happen and it WILL happen…just have to keep believing!! Thank you so much for this inspiration! xoxo

  5. girl!! I’m so praying for you and asking God to do the impossible and increase your lining and make everything else in your body work like He intended it too. I’m speaking life over your womb right now and I encourage you to do the same 🙂 Tell that lining to thickin up! hehe

  6. I hope this is the one! I remember feeling the same way after IVF attempt #3 results in no normals to transfer. I couldn’t believe that after 3 cycles…I’d still never had anything to transfer. Even though yours is a lining issue…I can still relate to at least wanting a shot at a BFP. For us, it was cycle #4 and first DE cycle….but I am so hoping that lucky #3 does the trick for you!!!!

  7. There is something about the third try. We got lucky on our third try. I hope you get lucky too. God bless you. You are in our prayers. Good luck.

  8. Does your lining have the 3 lines? I have lining issues in addition to blocked tubes, pcos and no periods and was told IVF would never work. My RE let me transfer with a 4.5mm lining just for the heck of it and I got pregnant. I now have a healthy 1 year old (still no period again). It’s worth a shot and lots of prayers.

    • Thank you Ashley…unfortunately, my lining has never had the 3 stripes. It certainly is encouraging to see that you were able to conceive and delivery a healthy child with only a 4.5mm lining though…wow! I don’t know what my next step is but I appreciate your prayers! Thank you again and congrats on your little miracle! xo

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