November 20, 2009

Finally.... Game On

This past friday, my 13x13 box of medications arrived!

Wednesday afternoon, Mr. DB and I had a visit to the RE. I knew we were going to learn about our first medications... and possibly having an internal ultrasound as well. Dr. Z wanted to check my ovaries, make sure they were at rest (since I've just started week 5 of the devil BCPs). He told me that my ovaries are behind my uterus (of course it is, why wouldn't it be?), but that wouldn't be a problem. It just makes them a little bit harder to see. And then he looked at my antral follicle count. According to this link I found, I have pretty good numbers. He saw at least 7 antral follicles on each ovary. So, based on that link - i'm in pretty good shape.

So - the plan....

Yesterday, i started taking baby aspirin, which I will continue to take daily, through 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Tomorrow morning, at 7:30, I start Lupron injectibles in the backs of my arms (apparently I'm too fat to take them anywhere else, thanks). I will continue these injections through December 6th, when the dosage will be dropped by half.

On thanksgiving, I get to take my last devil pill. No worries - the lupron should be giving me plenty of side effects by then!

On december 3rd, we get to go back to Dr. Z for another med teach, and the following morning, I get to go in for another vagcam date, to check how well the lupron has been suppressing my ovaries.

December 6th, I start my stims.

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Over the next 10 days, I will have 4 shots daily and will likely have 5-6 visits to Dr. Z's office at 7am for blood work monitoring and vagcam ultrasounds.

Sometime between december 16-18, I will have my egg retrieval. Looks pleasant, right? Can someone tell me how it's fair that I have to go through ALL of this, and Mr. DB gets to just "provide a sample"?

Then depending on the numbers, how well they fertilize and divide and the quality of our embryos, 3-5 days following my retrieval, we'll have our transfer.

It seems crazy.... but we could potentially find out that we're having a baby on New Years Eve.

I can't believe after all that we've been through... this is finally here.


Anonymous said...

So happy for you!!! You and Aravada are going to be ku at the same time!!! Woot woot!

Obsessive Bud said...

Yay!! I'm so happy you are getting things rolling! Good Luck! And I LOVE that quote. Its so true. You never know how strong you are... until being strong is only choice you have. Its amazing what you can see yourself doing huh? I'm sure you amaze yourself everyday! Good luck!!!

Love Bud said...

Ah! So stinkin' excited for you!!!
I'll be praying for no NYE drinking for you because you're KTFU!!! :)

Jen J. said...

Yaaay! GL DB, I just know this is gonna give you the baby you want so badly!


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