I’m really on a roll with the blog posts this week, eh? Are you sick of seeing me pop up in your reader yet?
I’ll make this one short: Went in today for the final lining check before transfer, and the ol’ endo is measuring at 11mm, trilaminar – which is exactly as it should be! Still waiting on the call with E2 levels, but I was given my HCG ‘trigger’ this morning at the office, and I received my FET instructions and appointment time, so I think I can say with some certainty we are a go for next thursday.
I also met Ice-T for the first time, and my impression did not improve. She was the kind of person I expected her to be (I’m not sure what I mean by that, exactly, just that I pictured her as she was – small and shifty) and spent a lot of time talking but not much listening. Whatever. I hiked my dress up and she gave me a shot of HCG to the ass and drew some circles on my hips so La can do the progesterone-in-oil shots, starting bright and early tomorrow morning.
My insomnia has not improved. (Is it insomnia if I can’t fall asleep at night but could – I believe – fall asleep at my standing desk in the middle of the day?) After a double dose of generic zquil (nyquil without the cold and flu meds) I finally fell asleep around 3am. But I can’t keep downing a double dose of sleeping meds, and if it really is the estrogen, its only going to get worse – tomorrow I bump up to 4 mini.velle patches – and continue (if this works – please God let it work – I will continue with both estr.ace and the patches until 12 weeks) and I need something sustainable.
Ice-T recommended benedryl, which is not a bad idea since I have nasty allergies anyway, and I’m notoriously dead to the world when on benedryl. So, ima try that tonight and throw in some additional tricks like extra lavender oil and sleepy time tea. Open to suggestions, friends. (FWIW, the thing I am most afraid in becoming a parent is losing sleep. It sounds trivial but its really important to me. I want to enjoy sleeping now as much as I can, so I feel a little PO’d about having my sleep taken away before there is a tiny human – alive or gestating – to justify it)
Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday (or another day, for my friends in the pacific!)