Sunday, June 20, 2010

Getting close

My eyes are half closed and I just realized I am leaning slightly to the left and haven't bothered to straighten up yet. I'm wiped out.

This weekend was the weekend my inlaws were in town staying with us, you know the same weekend I was coming down the home stretch with the stims and getting ready for a Tuesday retrieval...I knew it would get weird and I wasn't disappointed. Overall, I would say it was a nice weekend and I'm choosing to selectively block out the part where I ended up in inexplicable tears on the steps at Mon.ticello. Everybody was understanding for the most part, but I'm pretty sure my father-in-law is slightly afraid of me now.


Ultrasound went great this morning. Our RE estimated about 20 mature follies and my lining was 11mm! I keep checking off the boxes in my mind at each passing stage and can't help but get more hopeful as we pass each hurdle. Hubby was a super hero giving me the trigger shot tonight (and once again I had the nurse mark the spot with a circle bandaid so there would be no question on where it needs to go). He mixed, he swirled and he injected. I just held my pillow tight and it was over quick.

The inlaws were gone by the time we got back from the u/s today and I wasted no time reclaiming the house and putting things back in order. In a world where I have no control over my own fertility, my energy goes into what I can control and after a big family weekend that means washing sheets, towels, dishes and bathrooms!

So, now what we have been working towards is so close. Retrieval is Tuesday, transfer will either be Friday or Sunday and in the meantime I have and douc.hes to buy.

This morning I asked our RE to print a picture from our u/s today. He gave me a quick funny look, but gave me what I wanted. I wanted something tangible, proof that this is really happening, that all the shots are doing something. Ovary twinges and unnecessary sweating are one thing, but I wanted something I could cheer on.

Come on follies, it is all you now.


  1. I hope and pray for a smooth ER tomorrow and a super lucky ET on Friday or Sunday! I hear you on wanting to reclaim your home after your in-laws left, just make sure you don't tire yourself out too much you have a big day coming up tomorrow! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  2. Wishing you tons of good luck for you ER. I just had mine on Friday, so I'm right there with you. I hope everything goes perfectly and you have beautiful, strong follies!!

  3. Congrats on the high follie count and on successful triggering! You are almost there (and I'm right behind you - ER scheduled for Wed or Thur).

    What's up with the and douc.hes? Are you planning on "cleaning house" before your ER?

  4. Praying the ER goes smoothly for you tomorrow! Mine's the end of the week, so I'm just a few days behind you, too!

    That's a great number of follies, too. Hope they're all good ones, that fertilization goes well, and you end up with just as many embryos as follies!


  5. Thanks Ladies! Jem, all that "housecleaning" is under doctors orders for the night before the transfer. :)

  6. I hope your retrieval goes very well and that you get your BFP!

  7. Sending great thoughts for a great retrieval and transfer.