Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I went to the RE yesterday for my utlrasound -- and I am slowly growing eggs! The RE says he thinks we'll have 6 or even 7 that will be mature by next week when we go in for retrieval! (pausing for a victory dance...) We pushed the retrieval out 3 more days as I am a sloooow grower as well as a slow responder. Kind of makes me wonder if I ever really produced any eggs on my own naturally with with my mega-short luteal phase :) and add into a blood clotting disorder, and the fact that it takes me twice the amount of drugs in twice the time to produce nearly anything...good grief, I spent all those years on birth control tweaking my body hormonally and I probably could have skipped it! All those puffy bitchy extra 10 pound years on birth control when I could have been pleasant "sure, I am happy to share my chocolates" Ellie.... sigh. Don't you just hate retrospection? And now leg warmers are back in style again... when did that happen?

The RE was kind enough to explain that usually the first 5 days or so on meds generally make women a wee bit cranky, as the estrogen hasn't kicked in quite yet but that when it does, that the crankiness subsides... I am speculating that mine isn't quite where it needs to be as Hubs and I attended a movie this past weekend, and a high schooler kid cut in front of us in line to buy tickets with his friends- we had plenty of time to buy tickets and there was tons of seating in the theatre- but I mentioned to Hubs that evening that I was suprised he hadn't said anything being as he still has a great deal of New York in him from his years of living in the city. He looked at me and said... "that was 7 hours ago-- and it was a kid buying tickets with his friends, do you think you might be a bit hormonal?". Umm, yeah, so perhaps the feeling to push the kid off the curb and into oncoming traffic is a slight extreme. I could say I am feeling a bit hormonal, yeah. And it's strange that these injustices seem to grow into travesties as the hours pass and they are such small things that I hold onto.

Anyhow, I go back to the RE for another US on Friday so I'll post again.... and I have to say that this cycle is by far the mellowest one I have done- and I am thrilled that aside from the crankiness, nothing unusual is happening and this is all pretty dang boring.

12 comments:

chicklet said...

Now that I'm on my way to IVF, I'm looking into it more and more (I didn't allow myself before cuz I was in denial I'd need it), and I find it very cool that they can do all this, that they can tell you how many eggs they think you'll get, they can extend your cycle to get you more eggs. THinking good thoughts and lots and lots of eggs for you.

Samantha said...

I wonder about all of those BCP years too. I didn't mind being on them too much, but I could saved myself a whole lotta worry if I had known it would be this heard to get pregnant!

Grow, follies, grow!

Keeping The Faith said...

Sounds like everything is going well! 6 or 7 follies is great.

Will you be using PIO or prometrium? My PIO was in ethyl oleate which I highly recommend. I have plenty leftover from my cycles and would be happy to send it to you if you can use it. Let me know.

-Faith

Heather said...

I was thinking about leg warmers for insemination days after my last one took so long - glad to know they are back in style. Wonder where I can get some?

Nearlydawn said...

I know you must be excited with all those follies! Whoo Hoo!

Bea said...

Boring is great. More boring, please.

Bea

Beagle said...

That sounds great Ellie!

Carol said...

Glad to see you have some nice follies cooking away.

I hope this hormonal feeling continues for another 9 months!

Sarah said...

lets hope for more and more boring!

olivegirl said...

Our cycles are lining up again! My FET is tomorrow morning. Good luck with your egg retrieval. Glad to hear it's going all so swimmingly.

Meg said...

six or seven? Thats fantastic Ellie!!

Hopeful Mother said...

I'm so glad to hear that your follies are cooperating! I was a bit of a "slow cooker" as well - so hopefully this will give you several good eggs and embies to work with!!