Egg retrieval #3, attempt #5-7, what was different? Why was this one successful, both in our highest quantity of embryos and in a twin pregnancy? It was supposed to be the first of 3-5 embryo banking cycles - all with genetic testing, gearing up for back to back frozen transfers until one worked. It ended… Continue reading What was different?
Today, I am 8 weeks pregnant with our little kidney beans. Tomorrow at 10:00 AM, we get to go in for an ultrasound to check on them. If they both have heartbeats are are growing appropriately, the miscarriage risk is significantly diminished. I am crossing every thing I have and praying that we see and… Continue reading 8 Weeks!
I ran out of needles last night for my Lupron. I should have known earlier, but I did the thing that Justin loves where I forget six things and remember them incrementally as I arrive home from the previous errand. It only happens when I'm on these damn drugs, so I think he does think… Continue reading Buying Needles Over the Counter (and other things that piss me off while on an excessive amount of hormones)
Today, I went to see DRW and M for my baseline ultrasound. I always feel entirely too cheery for their first appointment at 7:00 AM. I like to schedule them as early as possible so that they don't interfere with my workday. I open their office door with a huge "good morning" and - without… Continue reading Here I go again (and other lessons from the famed musical group Whitesnake)
I feel like I've mainly stuck to the unpleasant, yet things that everyone is fine talking about side effects up until this point. Today, as I'm at work explaining to one of my dear friends why she can't do something, I realize that the sweat has started. I start getting really sweaty and don't smell… Continue reading Unsavory Side Effects