Monday, December 31, 2012

Everyday I'm monitorin'!!!

Well after my appointment on Sunday where we now had 17 follies on the right and 14 on the left and an E2 level of 791 we are to the point where we have a monitoring appointment every morning until I trigger. At my Monday morning appointment the ultrasound tech told me I would be on the meds for at least 2 more days because the aren't doing any procedures before Thursday or Friday. I just hope my eggs aren't over mature by that time. My lead follicle is at 19 and I have about 10-12 that are in the 14-16mm range. Not sure what my E2 level is at today but I am willing to bet it is over 1000. Well it will be back in tomorrow morning for another check and hopefully I will know when ER sometime soon.

Good morning

Early wake up this morning in order to get in for a quick monitoring appointment before the festivities of my brother in laws wedding. Things are looking good in my ovaries. We still have about 12 visible follicles on my left and it looks like my right side woke up since now there are about 14 visible follicles. Each side has about 4 measurable between 11mm-14mm. I'm still waiting on my E2 levels which I hope are good, but it looks like I will be going back in on Sunday for another check.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Back to it

It's the day after Christmas and I am back to it. I had a nice little break with 4 days off. I never got to sleep in any of my off days as we were up early on Saturday so we could head to Shrek the Halls (the coolest ice sculptures ever!) Then on Sunday I had to go in for my suppression check (all was good so I started stims that night). Monday was up early to do prep work for Christmas and then of course Christmas itself since I was hosting 14 and had created an elaborate menu to include popovers and prime rib.
Today I am back at work. I had to wake up extra early since I had a monitoring appointment before hand. After 3 days of stims my lining is at 8.2mm and I have 8 follies on my right and 12 on my left but none of them are measurable yet. My E2 came back at 121, so the nurse called and said we will do the same 150iu of Gonal F and 75iu of Menopur and then back in for another visit on Friday morning. This is exactly the way things should be going so I am really happy about it. Lets just hope things continue the way they should.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Another last

Today marks the day of another last. Today is the last day that I take BCP. Woohoo!!!! It has been a long 21 days but we are finally done and I am so excited. I started Lupron on Saturday morning and things are so far so good. I keep doing the Lupron until Sunday when I go in for my monitoring appointment/ suppression check. If all looks good on the 23rd I will start stims that night. Yeah I can't wait!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gift under the tree

So when I got home Tuesday from work there ways a box sitting at my back door. Woohoo all my meds for IVF#2 have arrived. I felt like a kid on Christmas, all I wanted to do was open that box and check it out. I headed in to the living room and to my surprise I noticed that my tree had face planted. All that hard work to make the tree look pretty for nothing. I was so worried because the hubby and I have always purchased an ornament to remember every vacation we have been on, I didn't want any of those to be broken because there would be no way to replace them. I knew that the tree clean up would be a two person project and since the hubby wouldn't be home until late I dug into my box full of meds. Turns out that my dosages will be lower this time around so there wasn't as much as last time. I put all the meds away and now I wait until Saturday to start the Lupron.
All is well with the tree now. It's back to it's upright position and looking as beautiful as before with only a few casualties but luckily none of the vacation ornaments.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Little freak out

This morning I get an automated phone call from the OBGYN office reminding me that I need to come in for my annual check up. I am supposed to start Lupron in 4 days. Then I remember reading somewhere in my packet of paperwork that all cycle will be canceled if all testing is not complete by a certain date. Then my panic sets in that Christmas is only 2 weeks away and the offices won't be open like I need them to be. Oh and not to mention that I should be getting my period sometime next week. Ugh!!! Why me???
Anyway after a quick call to Nurse D she reassured me that even if I don't get my pap done right away they will not cancel this cycle. ::::wipes sweat from my brows:::: then I contact the OBGYN and was able to get in on the 18th. Now lets just hope that AF doesn't show up before that date. Nurse D told me to expect it around the 20th so let's hope she knows her stuff.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend update

Had another great weekend. Friday was the company Christmas party which is always an interesting event. It is an employee only function and this year they had an ugly sweater contest. Sorry no pictures but you can only imagine the ugliness. Tacky might actually be the word. Lots of lights flashing and some even played music. Wowzers! These people have too much time and way too much room in their closets for junk.
Anyway, Saturday we went to St. Michaels for the Christmas parade and to walk around the town. It is such a cute little place. If you are ever in the area you should go and check it out. That afternoon we went tree hunting. We were looking for a very special tree this year since it needed to be tall and skinny since we don't have a lot of room for it if we intend on having 14 people over for Christmas dinner. As you can see the hubby and stepdaughter are in front of the tree we selected. Ugly I know!! But after we cut it down and then removed the bottom 4 feet of the tree we ended up with a perfect tree. As you can see the finished product, I think we did a great job decorating it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

There is a plan

Sorry it's been a week since I last updated you. Well we have a new plan. I started BCP on 11/27 and I will be on them for 21 days. On 12/15 I will start Lupron and then on 12/23 I will go in for a suppression check to make sure everything looks good to start stims that night.
For those of you who have been around for this whole journey I will be on the same meds Gonal F and Menopur. I think the dosage will be lower this time. I am nervous about the change in adding Lupron and getting rid of Ganirelix but I am willing to give it a shot.
Well things will probably be pretty quite around here until my meds arrive on the 11th, only 8 days away. Come on time can you please move a little faster???