I have the house to myself - which is a first in about three months. While I want to simply lie around the house eating tons of chocolate.. my FIL will be here on Friday & I must press on.
I went to my RE (fertility Dr) yesterday for, what I thought, would be my insemination scheduling and a sonogram. I had my sonogram done & then he asked me to get dressed and come to his office. I can't say that I don't feel like a kid in trouble walking to the principal's office awaiting my punishment. He is super sweet & I hate putting those two things together.. but every time he says that I clench. During my sonogram I saw 3 follicles, he took measurements of all three - printed out the pictures and I got so excited. Once sitting in his office his expression changed to a sympathetic expression and I lost every ounce of hope I walked in with. He said my follicles weren't mature enough yet & told me to take the Gonal F shot two more times. I took it yesterday (at the office) and just gave myself today's... so that's a total of 4 Gonal F shots in five days.
Gonal F is a :Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone found in humans and other animals. It is synthesized and secreted by gonadotrophs of the anterior pituitary gland. FSH regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH) act synergistically in reproduction. wikipedia definition
Aside from the extra doses of this 'lovely' hormone I was told that my uterine lining wasn't strong enough to do the procedure. Since we have to wait on the follicles to mature he put me on a medicine to strengthen my lining. It's a estrogen pill that I enter into my whoha twice a day for the next five days (fun!)
Aside from all of this I am praying that everything is ready to go for tomorrow's appointment. I lost all ounce of hope for this round by him explaining the unforeseen issues that I'm having thus far.I know that I shouldn't lose hope, but we haven't even got the HCG shot or the insemination..
Did I mention that my Father & Brother will be here Friday am? I mean how much more ackward can things be? Sorry guys but my uterus and ovaries are kicking my butt right now, I'm gonna go lay down for the remainder of the month. Thanks for coming!
I have no energy.. the Gonal F seems to take about two hours to kick in & when it does watch out! I'm moody, I'm sweaty, I'm mean and all I wanna do is eat, sleep & cry. I have been forcing myself to go to the gym every morning, which does make me feel better. As you read through this it sounds like a ton of complaints... but really I'm excited. I'm excited to see my FIL, I'm excited to go tomorrow to see how many follicles are ready, I'm excited to receive a 'go ahead' date so we can schedule the insemination, and I'm excited that my husband is SO amazing with all of this!
Praying this month it just takes.. that all this 'extra' stuff was the ticket to success. Even though I say I don't want to do this again, I know I will keep trying... but overall I think I've done a great job handling all these meds! I mean I went to Wal-Mart today & didn't hurt anyone! That's a HUGE plus - lol!
Thanks for listening & reading all of this.. I am really excited and just praying these meds work. I wanna be a Mommy......