Monday, December 3, 2007

It Gets Easier

Last night's shots were much easier. I am not sure what (if anything) I did differently, but the Menopur barely burned and I had no bleeding from either injection. Compared to the first two rounds, it was a breeze. I figure I will just get this down and then it will be time to move to the PIO!

I have felt the stirrings of my ovaries a little. It started last night with a little cramping from the left ovary and this morning, my right ovary was complaining a little. It's not painful, just. . . twingy. I actually felt more of a response from the Femera, but then again, it's only Day 3 of the injectibles, so I am not going to get too cocky.

Since my follicle count last week showed a few more that she was expecting based on last month's count, she backed my Follistim down and has me coming in for my first blood draw and ultrasound tomorrow morning. If this all continues on schedule (not that I am counting on that, mind you), then I could be having egg retrieval in a WEEK. That is just plain crazy! It seems as if this has gone by so slowly and quickly all at once. It seems like only yesterday that I was crying about my Halloween BFN, then all at once deciding on IVF, and now, here we are.

My husband and I went out for lunch and Christmas shopping yesterday. It was a nice day and we seem to be back on the same page. I think we just needed to refocus on each other for a bit and things are better. Thank goodness! I can't handle all of these hormones AND a cranky husband. Also, today marks the day eight years ago when we went out on our first date. Before we were married, we used to celebrate this day with a lot of pomp and circumstance. Now that we have a wedding anniversary, this day doesn't get as much focus as it used to. I think I still might get him a card and maybe something small. I am so grateful for him and the fact that despite all we have been through, we still have a strong marriage (except on days when the Lupron Monster comes for a visit).


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear things are better! I will keep the hopes and prayers up that you will get to transfer next week!!

And congrats on your mini-8th anniversary, how exciting!

JJ said...

Its always good to regroup and focus on each other--glad you all had some time together yesterday.

jenna sais quoi said...

Is it just me, or does Femara sound less like a fertility med, and more like a character in a Thundercats cartoon?

Maybe it's just me.

Good to hear that you're having some much-deserved holiday-themed fun- Congrats on the 8 year mini-anniversary, and good luck with the upcoming retrieval!

Geohde said...

Congrats on your eight year date anniversary.

Glad to hear that you're the boss of those pesky injections!

Hoping a successful transfer for you,


Fertilize Me said...

wooo goo grats on 8 yrs of dating! that's very exciting. I am glad the injections went easy on you this time. i hope that continues. i will continue saying nice prayers that all go smoothely and can't wait to hear about your scan/bloodwork. wising for good results

Melissa said...

Congrats on the 8th anniversary of meeting your Mr. Wonderful for a first date. :)
Hope things continue going smoothly. I am hoping for many more easy injections to come followed up by a perfect transfer.

chicklet said...

The injections are odd aren't they? They get so much easier, but then they sting more and it's just all messed up that this is somethign we can get good at. Good luck with the remaining ones, here's hoping it all goes by quickly.

Debby said...

aw...congrats on your dating anniversary. My hubby and I still mark this one as well - and we also celebrated 8 years together back in June.

So glad the shots are getting better and that time is flying by for you!

Bean said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my place. Glad to hear you're getting moral support for the shots. I also found that the Menopur (or Bravelle -- I've done both) burns when injected. Don't know about anybody else, but the PIOs were actually fine. My husband did it for me, and while the needle is intimidating it never hurt. Good luck with the shots and the cycle!