Thursday, September 22, 2011

On the third day of crazy, my neurosis gave to me...

An estradiol that tripled after additional injections three.

So that sentence didn't really make grammatical sense, but it rhymed and that's what counts. Some time in the last two days of crazy, I'd noticed some twinges in the mid-section. Almost like you get in the days leading up to AF. I *thought* I remembered those from last cycle, but I was fairly certain that I was making that up because my ovaries were lazy sacks of laziness. Certainly not happy, chipper, and functional like this girl:

Is she not the cutest thing you've ever seen? Image courtesy iheartguts.com

Apparently I was wrong. (or is it right?) I had a blood draw this morning to see what the extra three days of stims, which were increased in dosage to three vials of menopur apiece. We were hoping for anything above 150. After a four and a half hour wait that felt like FOREVAH because I'm impatient, results were in.


226.


As in, there is most definitely something growing all up in there. Something fun and pre-baby-like. So pardon the crazy that has spewed forth onto the blog in the last few days... I promise, it was from the estrogen flooding my system. I cannot be held accountable for my actions. I really hope none of you took offense to my IVF and FET fears- I swear I don't think that any FET babies are really second-class citizens. It was the crazy talking. And I really don't have anything against them AT ALL, I don't judge the decision to go forward with any of it. I just hadn't gotten there mentally yet.


I have now. If this cycle were to have been cancelled due poor response, Dr Boy and I decided to say eff it and go to IVF next cycle. Which we won't have to do now, but we had at least made peace with the decision. In the amazing talk we had together, he finally said that he's tired of the waiting too. Not just doing this to placate the crazy woman that has taken over his wife's body, but actually because he wants things to move faster too. That he's tired of being childless too. It was such a relief to hear that. I've always known he supports me in this, but now I truly know he wants it all just as badly as I do. NOW.


I'm just waiting to hear from the RE about when to come in for an u/s to take a look at what's brewing, and when we'll trigger. I am so happy now. A reason for the crazy. A positive response to the stims. The possibility of getting pregnant.


I think I'm already glowing.


(PS- If you're a follower, could you do me the honor of being an official "follower" on google connect? I want to do a giveaway when I hit 50.... woohoo!!!)

13 comments:

  1. Good news!! Finally. I've got my fingers crossed for you guys! And I think at some point OccDoc and I both uttered the words, 'Eff it, let's do IVF.' Honestly!

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  2. Aw I love this post! Yay for getting it done, oves (it only took several injections and hardcore drugs... but whatevs, IT ALL COUNTS)! I'm all kinds of twisted and crossed like a pretzel for you guys for this cycle. SOMEONE AMONG US NEEDS TO GET PREGNANT STAT.

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  3. Woohoo!!!!

    And also- have you seen these? http://www.giantmicrobes.com/

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  4. Once my estrogen started rising...it really got up there! During IVF it will easily get to 2000-3000+. So glad you have a fighting chance this cycle!

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  5. After my sucky news, I'm so happy for you that things worked out differently.

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  6. Woo Hoo I am glad things are rising!!!

    Sending you lots of baby dust for this cycle!!!

    Happy ICLW!
    #27

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  7. Awesome news!! I share your chocolate obsession - in fact while I am reading some fun new ICLW blogs I am indulging in my current favourite - Cost Plus World Market's Dark chocolate with champagne and strawberry. It's a chocolate lovers dream xx

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  8. Woot! Thinking good thoughts for you all. Hope it all goes well.

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  9. Wishing you all the best! Visiting from ICLW

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  10. Great news! Wishing you the best on this cycle.

    ICLW #20

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  11. Hello from ICLW! Ah, the crazies. We've all had it. No judgement here.

    Wishing you the best of luck this cycle. :)

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