Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stim Day 6. Ultrasound 1.

Today was my first ultrasound. I had high hopes going in due to the fact that I feel like I have gained 32 pounds (actually have gained 4 pounds in 6 days but it feels like more) and because I'm sporting a nice collection of bruises and red needle marks on my abdomen. Needless to say, I have been uncomfortable and finding any reason not to wear jeans. We went to church Sunday and I had a hard time sitting still through the sermon. I'm working tonight and very thankful for scrubs!
This appt was at Doody's office and was fairly uneventful. I got to see my favorite NP, Andra. Results: (drum role please) there are about 35ish follicles growing-25 on my right ovary and 10 on my left ovary. WHOA! That's a lot of potential babies. No wonder I feel swollen!! She didn't bother on counting them all bc they are small and we'll be seeing how many progress in the next few days.
I got a call from Chatt this afternoon after receiving and reviewing my ultrasound from earlier. We will be decreasing the Follistim to 150, but continuing on with all the other meds and returning for ultrasound 2 on Friday. The RN that called me from Chatt said everything looked "great." I'm enjoying every single victory I can get, no matter how small.
We're right on track for a retrieval next week!!
In the meantime, I am working tonight *yawn* and doing my best to get those follicles growing!! I have to get shot up with 3 shots by the husband then rush to the hospital to work.
We got a new roof on our house over the past 2 days so work should be interesting since I wasn't able to sleep much today. BUT, I'm not complaining. I have 35 follicles! Grow grow grow!!!


MaryMargaret said...

35 follicles is fabulous! I'll keep my fingers crossed that they keep trucking along beautifully.

From a fellow night-shift hospital worker, I feel your pain. Awake-at-3am and IVF are not friends.

tigger9216 said...

It sounds like things are progressing in the right direction! I am keeping you in my thoughts & prayers that everything goes well! Although I did not go through as much as you are, I certainly sympathize & relate to your experiences. I totally understand how it seems like everyone else in the world is pregnant & not completely happy about it or can't shut up about it. I remember those feelings all too well. I agree with what I saw someone else commented on an earlier post, that you have to try or else live with the regret of not trying. All that you are going through will make you guys appreciate each other that much more. I can't wait for the next update!! :)

LC said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...a fellow! I grew up in Hartford and Watertown was in our conference. Did you play any sports? Haha..if you did - we probably played against each other at one point. I noticed we are the same age too.

Okay, now I need to go pick up my mouth from the floor. 35 follicles!!!!!!! I am so jealous!

I am sending lots of well wishes that this cycle will be the one! I look forward to following your journey. :)

stick said...

I am just elated for you both. I think about you and pray for you every day. You should feel good about every accomplishment along this journey. This next week will be exciting. Take it easy and grow those follicles:-)