9 days and counting to the FET . . .not that I’m keeping track.
Yesterday I went in for my ‘early’ lining check and blood draw. My lining clocked in at 8.25mm, which is pretty damned good, from what I hear. My estrogen was ‘a little low’ at 203 pg/mL, so I have added 2mg estr.ace vaginally. Which really amps up the fun, you know? One shot, two patches, a pill in the mouth and one in the vag . . .the carnival of wonders never ends.
I head back in on Friday for my ‘official’ lining check and blood draw. If all looks good, I will be ‘triggered’ with HCG. This is where my understanding of the process starts to disintegrate . . . the ‘trigger’ for the stimulation cycle makes sense to me, as it matures and helps to release the eggs. But, as far as I understand, I don’t have any eggs to release, thanks to the lup.ron, so . . .anyone get it and care to explain? In any case, I’m crossing all the things that the low estrogen is improved by the blue-green pill currently disintegrating in my vagina so that things can keep on keeping on.
I’m currently working from home, which today has meant doing some of the more mindless aspects of my job while a Law&Order SVU marathon plays in the background. I’m working from home so I can sign for the UPS package containing our NEW macb.ooks! Both La and I have been limping along with mac laptops from 8 or 9 years ago, trying to strategize how to pay for a new laptop (or two), when my parents volunteered to buy us a ‘wedding present’ for our recent illegal/legal Colorado marriage. I’m feeling awfully spoiled for riches right now, but I’m also not one to turn down the offer of a new computer. So, I’m a little distracted with excitement, you know?
Let’s see . . .what else is new and exciting?
- We hosted the 4th of July Family BBQ, our first big family event at The Estate. Of course, an unusually heavy Colorado thunderstorm hit right at dinner, forcing the party of 14 inside our 1000sqft house just in time to eat. It was a little cozy, but we made it work and everyone seemed to have fun.
- Sunday night saw us at the Denver Wran.gler, my favorite Bear bar (if you don’t know what a bear is – aside from the furry mammal found in the woods – let me know) with my favorite boys and bears and my last hoorah of boozy slushies. I’m not much of a drinker, but I do usually have a night or two a year where I go all out. Since I will (please please) be missing my usual occasions for the whole-hog drunkenness, Sunday it was. Thanks to my friend PB purchasing a jello shot filled syringe, my Monday was a little less than bright eyed and bushy tailed. Whoops.
- I found out yesterday that our new employee at work (who I supervise) is an IVF baby! She’s the second person who is (pretty close to) my age who was born through IVF in my life. Since I am only three years younger than the famed Louise Brown (aka, the first ‘test tube baby’) – this feels sort of magical and significant. In any case, I think it has helped to normalize this process a little for me, knowing there are people in my life who were conceived via IVF and feel 100% awesome about it.
I’ve been using the FET meditation series every day, sometimes twice a day, and its been lovely and important and I’m so glad I decided to download it and was able to get it to work on my phone. I have another acupuncture appointment later this evening as well. I am doing everything I can to walk into this process with calm, grace and peace.