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Thursday, February 2, 2012

IVF update and blog challenge days 4-6...

So, on 1/24 I had my baseline ultrasound where they check and make sure that you don't have any cysts or polyps, and make sure that your cycle is sufficiently suppressed.

This all looked good, so we got the go ahead to start stimulation drugs on 1/27! We did 250 units of Follistim for 3 nights, as well as Lupron (decreased the dosage) and Solution X (synthetic HCG). I started feeling better INSTANTLY after starting these meds. The Lupron was making my estrogen super low (menopause!) and it was horrible.

Monday, 1/30's bloodwork showed that my estrogen was very high - 1299. So the doc dramatically decreased my Follistim - to 50 units! Tuesday's ultrasound showed lots of little follies, and the bloodwork revealed that my estrogen was still climbing - 2042. So we decreased my meds again - 25 units.

Today's ultrasound showed 15+ follicles on EACH side, measuring about 14-16mm. My estrogen was again super high (4428) and obviously still climbing, so we've completely dropped the Follistim. We're now "coasting"..

It's looking like trigger will be on Saturday or Sunday, with retrieval on Monday or Tuesday! What's awesome is Monday is 2/6 - the same day my donor mommy had her transfer with baby L. How lucky is that? And 5 days after that is my brother's birthday! It would be so neat if those dates worked out. :D

Day 4 - If you won the lottery what would you blow your money on (after charity and bills, of course)? List 10 material possessions you would buy for yourself.

1. IVF treatments until they worked!
2. I loooove our house, but we need more space. So I would boot the girl upstairs out (lol) and expand ours into a 2 story.
3. The biggest most gorgeous perfect nursery ever.
4. All the clothes (Etsy!!) and gadgets a baby could want!
5. College fund(s).
6. Get Doug's awesome truck back on the road.
7. A horse farm, once the kid(s) are older.
8. A new wardrobe for meeeeee.
9. A private plane.
10. A time share so we can go anywhere, anytime!

Day 5 - 15 facts about yourself.

1. I have quite a temper.
2. I practically live in PJs.
3. I change my friends every few years, not really by choice. Only one remains from my childhood!
4. I've lived in the biggest bestest city in my state - the big apple!
5. I have never thrown a movie stub away.
6. I am a definite homebody.
7. I really want to write a book one day.
8. My newest addiction is Pinterest (LOVE!). Follow me!
9. I love my puppies more than anything or anyone else in the world.
10. My brother is one of the only people in the world that I would die for.
11. I am infertile! And you know what? I'm damn proud of it. Not everyone could go through what I have.
12. I love texting and HATE talking on the phone.
13. I have a group of girlfriends that I've never met in person, but I love them like they're my sisters!
14. I'm covered in tattoos and my only regret about that is for my wedding day.
15. I'm freezing all day long, but the second I get into bed I'm toooo hot.

Day 6 - A picture of something that makes you happy.

This picture makes me SUPER happy, and I hope to see my very own BFP VERRRRRRY soon! :D

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