Good morning ladies, apologies for going AWOL over the weekend but I was trying to pack in as much stuff as possible while I still feel OK to be active. I triggered at 1.00am last night so I'm now in my drug free day (feels so weird not to be setting the mobile phone alarm to remind me to take different drugs three times a day!). I can definitely already feel there's a chance in my abdomen since trigger, it feels much 'heavier' today and I'm getting bloated. Starting to get excited and anxious about ER tomorrow in equal measure - the excitement because of finding out how many mature eggs we're going to get and the anxiety because I remember what it was like to go through ER under just a local anaesthetic and I'm starting to get really nervous about it. So the plan for today is to try and keep busy, busy, busy so that I don't think about it all too much!
DH and I played in a golf match yesterday and then got our Christmas tree on the way home, so the house is now decorated and sparkly. It's starting to feel like Christmas is actually coming, up until yesterday I hadn't really focussed on it at all. Still no cards written, but I'm thinking that's a job for the 2ww...
2010 - I'm not sure whether I replied to your post from Saturday, but GL for today's follow up app't, let us know how it goes. I hope you and DH have a lovely and restful Christmas & New Year and manage to get away from all things IVF for a short while.
Syanna, Skylar, sarah_ruth and tc4474 - how's that 2ww going? Are you all managing to resist POAS?
Eol - how are those stims going for you? Have you had a scan now? Hope you're growing lots of juicy follicles.
claud662 - OMG, I'm so happy for you!!! 137 is a great number, and after all that worry about the spotting, we told you that it might well be completely normal IVF spotting! Are you still spotting now? I can't tell you what a boost you've given us all! Lovely wedding picture, btw!
justwannabamom - that's so cruel that you don't get a daily update, but they would call if things weren't going OK with the embies, so on the bright side no news is good news. Masses of GL for tomorrow, here's to a great day for both of us!
julia_78 - I'm not sure whether this will help, but I've been setting my mobile phone alarm for the times when I need to take the drugs, and I've got into the habit of keeping my phone with me all the time. When I was taking my estrogen for my cancelled FET in July, I got up to 5 tablets a day, and setting the alarm was the only way I could keep track of what I was doing. I also made a drug chart which I kept by my bed and ticked off each dose either as I took it (if I was at home), or at the end of every day so that I could check I hadn't missed one. Re your business trip, there seems to be massive divergence between what different RE's advise - there is a school of thought that getting straight back to normal activity is good, another school of thought which advocates up to a week of bedrest, but most RE's (including my clinic) are somewhere in the middle and say just take it easy. My personal approach is that a couple of days with your feet up in front of the TV or reading a book after ET can't be a bad thing, and then it's sensible to avoid anything too stressful, overly physical etc for the remainder of the 2ww - it's less that I've been advised that way and more that I don't want to look back afterwards and think 'what if?', if you know what I mean. GL for your u/s tomorrow.
katie99 - I hear you about wanting to know the lab values, but honestly for me I don't understand what they all mean and there's enough that I obsess about already, so I've decided to let the clinic worry about whether my numbers are in the right range, and that frees up my time to obsess about everything else! Plus, my clinic doesn't bother doing b/w every visit (in fact, they only did one blood test this time and that was on Saturday, my day 12 stims scan day, to check the levels before making the final decision on ER). So it's not like I can track any sort of progression in the numbers from visit to visit anyway. How are you today, sweetie? Did you and DH have a relaxing weekend, I was thinking of you lots. Hope you had a glass of wine for me, I'm really missing my wine!!
Hey turtle, how's things? Hope you had a good weekend too.
Take care ladies,
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!
GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.