Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Got follicles?!

Because I do!!! My mid-cycle ultrasound this morning showed excellent growth on the Femara. I have two follicles ready to mature. I took my Ovidrel shot this morning, and the the baby dancing begins.
Really, I know this does not guarantee a pregnancy, but the odds are in our favor. I'm just glad that I finally responded to SOMETHING, for crying out loud! It just feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I am very peaceful today.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Still no positive ovulation test

....I know it's still early, cycle day 10, to be exact, but I am already worried. I know that they give me until day 16 for a positive, but come on already! Haven't we waited long enough? I don't pray every day for a baby. I pray every day that God will do as he sees fit. (I just really hope another baby fits in there somewhere in our plans.) Once we actually conceive, this will be the last baby until I am done with nursing school. Hubby says that after that, we can have as many as we want! I really hope so. I've always envisoned myself with a large family. Not like the Duggars, or Octo-Mom, but I would really like 4 kids.
On to other exciting news....Avery has learned her ABCs! At 2 years and 4 months, my genius baby has learned them all. She can also point out the specific letters on a piece of paper, as has all her shapes and colors down. On top of that, she has been able to count to 30 for some time now, so I guess we have to work up to 40 now. I am doing this in preparation for preschool next year. I know they don't have to know this stuff until Kindergarten, but I still want to give her the best start possible. If that means if I have to set aside other things like laundry, housework, or those few rare moments I get to myself, so be it. I am determined to make sure she is exposed to as many opportunities, moments, and people as possible, but still let her be a kid.
God, I love her. And I love my husband more for giving her to me.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And the cycle begins....

Well, I finished my last dose of Femara two days ago. Now, I am just testing like a mad fool to get an positive ovulation test. I already have a mid-cycle ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th. That would be day 16 for me. I'm really hoping this works. It's really hard to be constantly surrounded by pregnant people. Really.
I keep having dreams about having a baby too. Just trying to keep things in check so that I don't drive myself crazy!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another fertility appointment

So last Tuesday morning, I had a follow-up appointment with our RE. He sat me down and flat out told me that the Clomid was not working and we would have to pursue some more aggressive options.
He also said that after looking at my scans, I definitely have poly-cystic ovaries. I had 12 follicles in all, but they were only 6 to 8mm in size, when they need to be 18-20mm to have the trigger shot. So he did a quick pelvic scan to make sure that my ovaries weren't about to have OHSS, (which they weren't, thank goodness), and then wrote out a detailed plan. To start with, he upped my Metformin to 1500mg/day from 1000mg. Then he wrote out a prescription for Femara. I take it 3 times a day on cycle days 3-7. We test for ovulation, go do a scan if I get a positive, then get the trigger shot. I'm praying this cycle works. Although, I am surprising myself by not getting so upset each time. I think it's because I got really into this semester at school, plus Avery is way more active and just a ton of fun at almost 2 1/2.
Soooo, this is where we are. Just waiting for Aunt Flo to show up so that we can get this show on the road!