Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Got my period today. No dice.

When Chris and I get back from the UK, we are going to move forward with IVF. Stay tuned for more details!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

I took a negative pregnancy test this morning.

We'll know for sure if I get my period in the next few days.

My obsession with pregnancy was momentarily eclipsed when Olive - my beloved pit bull - was lost on Friday night during SXSW. She was eventually found on Tuesday night but it was a scary couple of days. So much crying. Couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, couldn't stop crying.

What was amazing was the amount of support and love from my friends and the Austin community as a whole.

So glad to have Olive home again.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nothing new to report. Yet. Just waiting. And hoping.

There is A LOT of fear surrounding this whole process/decision.

Need to remind myself that most of the things that I fear are totally out of my control.

Meanwhile, SXSW has rolled into town.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

IUI is complete.

Apparently, other than my own impressive follicle response, Chris' contribution was also impressive. Lots and lots of motile sperm! Something about wanting to count at least 15 sperm per whatever-whatever and having 50+ in his sample. They let me look at the sample under the microscope after the procedure and it was AWESOME. It was visibly different than the last sample that I looked at - tons and tons of adorable swimmers! That really is my favorite part of the IUI process - getting to see the sperm under the microscope.

The doctor was so kind. He kept saying over and over how nice I am. He also said I was one of the coolest people he had ever met. He seems genuinely invested in seeing me get pregnant.

Again, I was grateful for my kick ass insurance. Instead of the $550+ that they quoted me when I first walked in the door - I walked out with having only had to pay my $30 copay. I've got a lifetime cap of $15,000 to spend on fertility so there is still a ways to go before I hit that ceiling.

I am truly blessed.

Many many sperm and 6 lovely follicles - I feel pretty darn positive this time around. Especially since Justine, who has strong woo-woo, predicted that I would get pregnant in March. Now we just wait and see...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

TMI ahead!

WARNING! TMI! TMI! WARNING!

My appointment today yielded a wealth of interesting developments. On top of a urinary tract infection and some type of Bacterial Vaginosis... I also have SIX FOLLICLES! Six!! 4 on the left (which explains the pain I've been having) and 2 on the right. Go me!!

The doctor was astounded. He told me that he was totally amazed by my reaction to the Femara and that if I have ever had a great chance of getting pregnant in my life - it was this month.

I have an appointment for IUI in the morning.

We also had an extensive and serious conversation about selective termination were I to end up with more than twins. It was an interesting conversation and gave me a lot of food for thought. He said that some couples won't even consider any type of selective termination but that he counseled against carrying more than 2 babies. He also said that it was unlikely considering that I've had 2-4 eggs in the past and haven't gotten pregnant but he wanted to talk about it none the less.

Tomorrow IUI! Plus getting started on two different medications to clear up the other issues. Sigh.

Honestly, I'm thrilled and excited.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another month, another chance.

Here we go again.

Ultrasound tomorrow at 9:00 AM.

I haven't been feeling well this time around. Possible Femara side effects, the worst being stabbing pain in my left ovary, fatigue and digestive problems. No fun.

Hard not to get totally excited....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Well, I got my period on Saturday. So today I'll start a new course of Femara with an ultrasound on the morning of March 9th, and probably IUI on the morning of March 10th. Fun!