I've been through IVF too, it's a tough process, but worth every second if you get the result you want smile
We were very lucky and got pregnant first go! Our little one is now 10 months and she is amazing! Like pp was saying, she was the first in my mum's group to crawl, stand, cruise, I'd say she'll be walking soon enough. She is a real bundle of energy and inquisitiveness, can say mama, dada and many other sounds and has started signing for things like milk and certain toys (that all sounds very boastful, but it's more to say she's not disadvantaged in her development at all)
I responded well to the drugs and they harvested 11 eggs, no sign of hyper stimulation. Only three of my eggs fertilised and I was very disappointed (silly really, you only need one!)We had to use ICSI. They transferred one embryo (day 3), the other two were frozen.
About a week or so past transfer I began getting very bloated, my stomach was very painful, I put on 6kg in 4 days and my stomach grew about 15cm. The pain was excruciating. I rang the hospital, they said it sounded like I was hyperstimulated and to come in. (as painful as it was, it was a good sign that I was pregnant). I had a preg test in emergency which was a faint positive, I also fainted in emergency when they put the IV drip in, lol.
I spent 4 days in hospital on a drip, being re-hydrated and waiting for everything to go down. My last day in hospital I got another positive blood test. Yay!
At 6 weeks they had me come in for an ultrasound (standard procedure at my clinic). They couldn't find a heart-beat... I was devastated. They sent me home and told me to come back in a week. Four days later I started spotting. I rang the hospital, they said come back in for another ultrasound... There was the heartbeat! And it was strong. They then said that 6 weeks was quite early to find a heartbeat and that their machine was quite old. Grrrr... They couldn't explain the spotting and it continued on and off for the first 14 weeks of my pregnancy. Every time it started again I'd go back to the hospital for another check-up, convinced I was going to lose the baby. Every time the heart beat was still there and going strong.
Once I got past that first trimester everything improved and I loved being pregnant. Once I felt her moving I was so happy, because then I knew she was there and o.k.
I guess I just wanted to add my story, because I did have a lot of things go wrong, but the out come was better than I ever could have hoped for. There's always hope!
We could not imagine our lives with out this amazing little person. She is a blessing. Good luck on your journey, I hope it's a successful one for you smile