Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monitoring - The Sequel

So two days of waiting for you next monitoring appt is way more bearable than four! This morning came super quick, and I was of course totally excited to get another glimpse at my growing follies. Even though it meant getting up an hour earlier, for the fourth day this week so I could drive my butt downtown. I miss my morning naps on the train, ahhh...the good ole days. So the headlines are my follies are bustin, both the u/s lady and the nurse who took my blood called me an over achiever...love it! I've graduated to the daily monitoring so I go back again bright and early tomorrow, and this nurse is guessing trigger Saturday and ER on Monday!!

I'm already so excited to get these eggies out of me, my ovaries are acting up. It's not painful, more like constant twinges or throbs! Its almost like there are two little parties down below, and not quiet little cocktail parties...I'm talking frat guy style keg parties, lots of action!! I much prefer knowing they're there and doing their job without actually feeling it. But a small price to pay for some great looking follies. Here are my stats:

Right ovary: 16, 16, 15, 14, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 9
Left ovary: 17, 14,5, 14, 13,5, 12, 11, 10, 10, 10, 9
Lining: 14
Estradiol: tbd

The nurse said they like the follies to be between 15-20, so we're getting close here people. Tonight I continue my meds, 10 iu's Lup.ron, 75 iu's Men.apur (which stings like a mother...ouch), 75 iu's Folli.stim (which was lowered from 150 to 75 on Tuesday because my estradiol was on the high side for CD8).

So I'm sure you can tell IVF has pretty much consumed my life this week, and I plan everything around monitoring appts, acupuncture appts (so excited for this afternoon), which days I need to drive (every day), giving shots at the right time (which hubby had to do last night in our car while parked in a parking garage downtown), and planning for my ER so I can attempt to give work some notice I'll be out. I think I'm going to shoot the email today to my boss that "the little procedure" I had previously mentioned may end up being this Monday, but I won't know for sure until Saturday so I'll email him this weekend and confirm. I'm sure that won't confuse the crap out of him, I'm dying to know what he thinks this procedure might be, hah! Okay, and now time for some serious blog catch up!!!

24 comments:

sienna said...

haha, i did the same thing with my bosses. said i was getting a "little procedure". since i've had sooo many dr's appts, i'm convinced that they all think i'm dying or something. everyone's been super nice to me lately. i'm glad your follies are making super duper progress!! hang in there. almost over :o)

A said...

Wow, I am seriously impressed. Will be praying for you!

Rach said...

Great progress. Hope the ER goes well.

Katie said...

Look at you, you little overachiever! :) Those follie numbers are great. I can't wait to read the next update!

Al said...

YAY YAY YAY!! Your ovaries kick ass!!!

I'm hoping for another great monitoring appointment tomorrow and a great number of eggs retrieved Monday!

I have high hopes for you!

Chelle said...

Those are some seriously awesome stats that should result in some serious ER! I am so excited for you!

The Baby Race said...

WOOHOO! Grow follies grow! You are doing great!

Pre-Heated Oven said...

I am so excited for you!
Wow, those ovaries are kicking ASS!

Secret Sloper said...

Your ovaries are total party animals! I love it! Bring out another keg, girls!

suchagoodegg said...

You are awesome and you're about to trigger and I have SO MUCH HOPE for you!!! Don't turn the lights out on your party-ing ovararies yet. :) Give them another night with the lights on and then get ready for those little embries to implant!!!

Kim said...

Awww I'm so proud of my little over achiever!!! Everything is coming along just perfectly!!! That is a handful of appointments to keep up with, but sounds like you got it all down to a T!!!

Anxiousely awaiting your ER.

P.S. Just for shits & giggles - maybe you should tell your boss in the email to start calling you Jim when you return back from your procedure ;)

Ashley said...

Yay!! Glad everything is still looking great. Grow follies grow! :)

AplusB said...

WHOO HOO!! I am so happy for you and your rockstar ovaries! This is so exciting - hang in there just a few more days and then get those eggies outta there to meet up with hubby's swimmers!

Jessica said...

Your ovaries are responding great...YAY!! I can't believe ER is so close!! GL!

The Millers said...

Dude, I know what you mean about frat party in the ovaries! I think my left one just did a keg stand! I LOVE that we can actually feel them and know they are doing what they are supposed to!! So excited for you. ER is right around the corner!

Browniris said...

Your follies are doing great! I am so excited for you!!!

Holly said...

wow so exciting!! Go eggies go!

Holli said...

Congrats on your over achievers! :) That is wonderful news! Hope things continue to progress and your ER comes quickly...I know what you mean about feeling those ovaries. (I'm still feeling them even after ET, but definitely worth it!)

Dear Diary said...

OMG I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!! WOHOOOOOO YOU GO GIRL!! This is your cycle, I will be praying for you!! Yayyyyy

Leslie said...

I am so happy to read that things are progressing so well!! Hope your appt tomorrow goes really well! I look forward to reading about your ER & fert report early next week = ) Wishing you the best!!

Crossed Fingers said...

That's great news! I hope this IVF works for you guys. Good job over achiever! :D

Maureen said...

IVF would totally be consuming my life too girl, it's a big deal! You are making your baby!! Way to go ovaries. Thoughts and prayers with you doing your procedure. I am really excited for you!

Andrea said...

Cheers to being an over achiever! Sending you love and all the positive vibes in my being for Monday :)

So happy things look so good! That is fantastic :)

Many HUGS
xo

JC said...

Good luck tomorrow!!! =)