All systems GO

Thursday, April 22, 2010

To be honest, the last thing I feel good about doing is posting about my (very good) ultrasound this morning, after reading the heartbreaking news that Al lost another precious little one. Please go over and leave her a hug, if you haven't already...

But in the interest of documentation, it was a very good ultrasound for me this morning. If you can believe it, I already have 2 lead follicles and several other smaller ones! I start follistim 350iu tonight, and my RE (and I) are hoping that the smaller ones catch up soon. I think they will- I have a great feeling about this cycle!! I'll have another ultrasound Saturday morning because he doesn't want to start the Ganirelix too late and have me start surging on my own.

(Oh yah, I added a "pages" widget on my sidebar and put all the detailed cycle info on its own page...it was getting too wordy for just the sidebar!)

AND, I asked him for the PIO, and he said he'd have my nurse call in the prescription for it. The nurse told me like 3 times that the shot is thick, but you know what, I'm pretty sure it will hurt when I have to labor with this baby, so I think I can handle another injection. But I appreciate her concern!! For once!! Hahahahahaha :)

And I went to acupuncture after going to get the ingredients for some homemade granola! We are taking eating "whole" seriously around here! And that gal's blog is my new favorite thing to read- talk about oatmeal inspiration for me! I just started adding a teaspoon of our favorite organic strawberry and rhubarb jam to my oatmeal, and it is like heaven!!

Acupuncture was excellent, as usual!! I was picturing my small baby follicles getting ready to receive the follistim tonight!!

In the course of the last week or so, I have shared our struggle with a couple friends for the first time. It is so comforting to have fresh, new, and devoted prayer partners (in addition to you, long-hauler's!)! I am feeling so much more positively about this cycle, it's kind of amazing. And very cool. Let's hope it stays what way! Please, Lord!

18 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm glad your appointment went well today!! Finger crossed for a great cycle for you! And the PIO does hurt a bit, but nothing worse than the follistim. It's just a different injection site. :) You'll be fine. No worries. :)

Just Me...C said...

So happy your u/s went well. Go little follies! Can't wait to hear about Saturday's too! Love that you are feeling great about this cycle! The Law of Attraction works hon so keep it up!

Rach said...

So glad the appointment went well. I'm going to have to check out the granola site!

Thankful said...

Wow! Great follicles already, I think that is a wonderful sign. You are such a trooper to want PIO - impressive.

suchagoodegg said...

I love your energy and I feel like you've turned a corner and are running strong and breathing easily as you head to the finish line. Big hugs! Go little follies, go!

BelowAverageAthlete said...

Grow follicles grow! I am happy to hear your appointment well. PIO is not bad. It is not the most fun thing, but it is for such a good cause.

Dear Diary said...

So happy that your ultrasound went well. Praying for you, I hope this is your cycle =)

Al said...

thank u for the shout out and the support, A.

I'm so glad that this cycle is going better than the last and hoping you get your little miracle. best of luck

Hollytraveling said...

Yay! I'm happy your appointment went so well. And I'll definitely have to check out the link. I've been wanting to make my own granola.

Hillary said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start - yay!! I think this protocol is going to be so much better for you, and it sounds like you and your RE are on the same page. Praying, praying, praying for you!!

Praying for Hope said...

Well, that's good news. Fingers crossed that this one works out with a squalling, healthy baby at the end of it. The PIO is uncomfortable but doable. If you do it at home, remember to numb the area before the shot, massage it in, and warm everything back up afterward with a heating pad to spread the oil around. I've heard that works well.

brigittemarie said...

*HUG* Praying hard for you!!!!

Did you get the recipe for homemade oatmeal from real simple?!!!!!

Katie said...

I am so glad everything went well with your appointment and that your follies are looking great. Can't wait to hear how they are progressing on Saturday!

Sooz said...

Glad that your appointment went well and that the follies are growing nicely!

PIOs hurt a little, but you're right, in the whole scheme of things, who cares about one extra shot!

Basic Girl said...

So excited for you, sounds like you and your bod are in a really good place going into this!! I am so hopeful for this cycle, and the new protocol!! Sending you tons of follie growing vibes!!

Leah said...

You always have such an amazing attitude! I'm so happy your ultrasound went well.

Al has been weighing heavily on my heart too. I couldn't get her out of my mind last night. I hate that people suffer so much.

lowfatlady said...

So glad your cycle is going well! I hope that the pio helps!

Jennifer said...

Glad you ultrasound went well. I'm also very glad you are feeling positive. Sending good thoughts and lots of prayers you way!