So, it's day 12 of stimming and I have another doctor's appointment today. The hope would be that I have several (really hoping for at least 5) mature follicles and I can induce ovulation and we can schedule a retrieval. I'm very anxious, nervous, and emotional this AM as I try to hope for the… Continue reading Day 12 and doctor
I feel like I'm cheering for some weird team called the follicles. I've started talking to my ovaries, encouraging them as though it helps. I suppose I talk to any baby in utero that I can, so this isn't much different. Anyway, this morning, bright and early, I had an appointment. It was interesting being… Continue reading Fantastical follicle foibles
I had a doctor's appointment this morning to check my estrogen (estradiol) levels and to check out the situation in my ovaries. The appointment was fairly positive, I thought. She said everything was very small still, but it looked like it was going. I felt encouraged and collected more medicine. She advised she would call… Continue reading How could this be some people’s baseline?
Today, one of my favorite 5 year olds started kindergarten. He might be my 1/6th age soul mate. We read together, he asks a ton of questions (all of which I'm so happy to answer), and calls the bathroom the whiz palace (thanks to yours truly). To celebrate, we went to eat at his choice… Continue reading When you feel brave….
"Belief makes things real." It's why faith exists, it is why people are able to gather around a central idea and bond. It's a line from a song I really like. Most infertility blogs have a common theme relating to faith through religion. As you can see from mine thus far, that's not a rampant… Continue reading Signs vs. Science
I did my second shot last night after an already challenging day. These shots don't really hurt but it is proving to be a challenge to do it one-handed with my abnormally small hands. Since you dial up the dose, the end sticks out further when you are giving yourself more meds. So, what I… Continue reading Day 2 after effects
One of the things that I'm sure people with whom I work get tired of hearing is that every second, we have the opportunity to have the best 24 hours of our entire life. Will it happen? I don't know, but the possibility that we are allowed by living another day is exciting. Understanding that… Continue reading First day of the rest of my life (and yours)