Good morning ladies,
I had a fabulous day! My DH and I had a lazy morning, and then we went downtown for brunch and movies. We saw Spider-man 3. Then we shopped for CDs and books, and we went to a little café for a little while. We just came back home. I think there will be a thunderstorm tonight; it will be nice and cozy.
I had my best night in a whole week. I still need Tylenol, though. There's always that dull but persistent pain in my lower back and sometimes cramping. There is improvement, though, even if it's much slower than last time. I hope it's a good sign...
hrobinson: sorry you won't be able to stick around for two weeks! We'll miss you!
CONGRATULATIONS on the nice scan! Good news sweetie! Woohoo! I'm keeping everything crossed for you sweetie, and I wish you the best of lucks with the rest of your cycle. Come back to us soon and tell us everything!
And remember... your body is doing the best it can; worrying, calculating, ruminating won't change anything about the outcome. Plus it's true that you want to aim for quality and not quantity. Grow follies, grow! Nice and juicy!
arizonakiwi: awwwwwwwwww the wait is almost over! Did you give in and do an HTP after all? Your husband sounds really enthusiastic about your IVF cycle. I'm sure it's a big blessing, and I sure with my DH was a bit more emotional about it (he really waits until we have a confirmed pregnancy on the u/s). However, I could very well see that his enthusiasm, and him buying stuff in advance... how it could put pressure on you for that BFP. Is it the case sometimes? Anyway, I know he's taking super good care of you and I'm happy to hear it!
How are you doing today?
jenn: WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! CONGRATULATIONS BABY! You're pregnant sweetie! YAAAAAAAAY! Enjoy the next 8 months and a half! Can't wait to see u/s pictures of your little beanie! How are you feeling today?
mandeeq: thanks for your sweet words; *hugs* How are you doing?
Jul1e: tomorrow's a big day indeed!
You seem to have made a well-thought and informed decision and I think it's the most important. Can't wait to hear about your little embies tomorrow! It's so exciting to see the little misbehavers! Glad that your dog is doing better. Can't wait to put you with me in the 2ww list along with mommytobe; keep us informed! Oh... and I always copy/paste my posts before I preview or submit... saved me a lot of "banging my head on the keyboard" sessions!
babysoft: WELCOME to the nuthouse!
THanks for sharing your story with us. Unfortunately, you seem to have been through a lot, and met quite a few doctors that deserve a good kick in the...
I'm so sorry sweetie. But since your clinic specializes in high FSH, I'm sure you're in good hands!
Sending lots of baby dust to you. Now, about your cycle... it seems to go pretty fast. Might it be a flare protocol? I didn't do one ever, but some ladies here did. Ladies? I wish you the best for this cycle, and we'll be glad to walk on your side! I've heard good things about Menopur!
Egg retrieval is usually never at a fixed date. People usually have a ultrasound and/or bloodwork after a few days of stimming, and they they have checks regularly (my clinic does ultrasounds every two days after the blood work). Your clinic might do more bloodwork since hormones are tricky with you. And when they are satisfied with your hormone level and the size of your follicles, they give you the go-ahead for the trigger shot (HCG usually) so your follies can mature even more and you get juuuuust there for ovulation... and that's when egg retrieval happens (36 hours after trigger shot). Usually, stimming ranges between 9-11 days in average (before trigger). I've seen more, and I've seen less, but rarely.
pat: hang in there sweetie!! That HPT must be SO tempting! I can't wait to hear the news!!!!! Keeping everything crossed darling!
Okay ladies! Take care and have a lovely Sunday night!