Have a Little Faith in Me
October 13, 2012 2 Comments
We had a great appointment today! Crazy how much can change from 3 days ago – we were faced with potentially having to cancel our cycle but we stuck with what our instincts were telling us and continued my stim injections for 3 days and wouldn’t you know it, on my right ovary there are 3 large follicles and approx. 3-4 smaller ones. 1 is 12mm, 1 is 11mm and the 3rd is 9mm…translation = AWESOME!!! It was a very emotional moment when I saw the 3 big ones and he started measuring them. I could tell as soon as he started the ultrasound that they were bigger too – as the eggs grow, my stomach is getting a lot more swollen and bloated and the internal ultrasound was a lot more painful. 3 Days ago we only had 1 large one measuring at 9.5mm. I have 3 more days of injections to do before they check me again and I am fairly confident that some of those smaller ones are going to grow as well. My left ovary is still not doing too much, a couple of smaller follies but they aren’t really counting on those ones and that’s okay because the right side is doing great!
We met with our Dr. and we both felt a lot better. I’m so glad we waited to talk to him before making any decisions. He was glad we kept on going with the medicine and was very glad with today’s results. And guess what the culprit is for having all of these problems, it’s the birth control pill that they put us on! I was on it for just over a month before starting injections and it suppressed my ovaries too well – they were in sleep mode! So although I am on the maximum dose of Menopur and Bravelle per daily allowance, my ovaries just need more time for the medicine. It also explains why my estrogen level was so low and is taking it’s time rising (it did rise again today).
What we have learned is there is no “coloring in the lines” when it comes to IVF; there are so many unknowns that even puzzle the Dr’s and they have to find ways around it.
I think of my unborn babies a lot. Wonder who they will look like, wonder what their voice will sound like. Will they be funny, will they like to sleep in (hey, a girl can dream) who will they become? Even during the follicle growing stage and then embryo, you make a lot of decisions for your “child to be” and you never lose faith – after all, it’s who this is all for =)