Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Baseline Update

Thanks for all who understood me yesterday....I know it's mostly the hormones talkin.' It's nice to just be able to let it out. As soon as I hit "publish post" I let it go, and just moved on. By moving on, I started worrying a tad about my appointment that was this morning.

First, I realized that I have not yet "named" my RE. As silly as this sounds, he looks kinda like one of the guys that used to be on that show: "Kid.s In the H.all" Anyone remember that show? So I will call him Dr. Kid. I know-ironic aint it?

Dr. Kid and the nurse (my regular nurse is on vacation--glad she is getting rested before my cycle!) came on in and hoisted me into the stirrups (not literally of course).

First, Dr. Kid did a mock transfer--since I had an h.sg earlier this year, we did not have to go through the saline part--and he took measurements and all that jazz. I didnt even feel the catheter--unlike last time when I had the i.ui--maybe they have to push the catheter up further for that? Anyway, it was painless, and all looks good. As he was doing the transfer, he said "Now that you have stopped BCP, you might spot or bleed a little...whoa...change that, you WILL bleed." I had an 11mm lining ready to shed!

So once again in the crazy journey, I have to hope and pray that AF does drop off her bags--because I can't start stims until she does. So let's hope she's on her way....

Then came the "hold your breath" moment. Found the right ovary--no cysts, yay! I have around 9 follies in there. Then over to the left--no cysts, yay! Lefty was being kind of shy--he said he could see around 7. So maybe there are still some hiding. I have to admit, I had a silly goal for myself--I have been coaching my ovaries--and I wanted around 18...and that is pretty close. Again, maybe some shy ones in there. So dance on my little Zig.feld follies!

So stims start Friday, if AF has come. Then I go in Monday to see how I am responding--he said I'm "intermediate" right now, so he's not 100% positive if I will respond normally/under/or over. So I'm glad I'll know sooner than later!

PS I love my new user pic--Mook insisted on having a "Wear to Make Aware" bracelet, so we are holding hands with our nifty threads!


  1. Go ovaries....sounds like they are in gear. Hopefully AF will appear very soon and you will be on your way to a successful cycle.

  2. That picture is great! I will be praying for you. :)

  3. Sounds like things are going great, go follies go! Love the picture, very arty!

  4. Hope you get AF soon and move on to stims.

  5. You and Mook are so adorable.

    Yay, follies!

  6. I love the new picture!

    I'm so glad everything went well today. Come on, AF! (How often do we say that around these parts?

  7. I like the picture too!

    Hopefully now that you have some good baseline information you'll be able to breathe a little easier.

  8. Come on, l'il follies! I hope that AF comes soon and things progress as you'd like! I'm glad that he's seeing you after 3 days on Monday--that way he can adjust your dose if need be. (I'm sort of pissed Smirky didn't see me until 5 days of stims now that you mention it...)

    Anyway...my point is: I'm really hoping for you! I hope your ovaries have taken to the coaching, and that everything goes smoothly between today and a much deserved bfp!

    Wishing you a relaxing 4th (with a visit from AF!).

  9. I think it's really cool that you both have the bracelets. I want to ask the husband to do that but want it to be his idea...

  10. come on, AF...i hope she comes soon! love the new pic..it's so sweet!

  11. Sounds like things are good! No cysts and follie counts that listened to your requests. Here's hoping that your entire reproductive tract continues to heed your instructions from here on out!

    I'm sorry that I never got a chance to comment on your last post, but goodness knows I agree with you 100%.

  12. Sounds like great news, congratulations. And I love your new picture! Good luck.

  13. Wishing and hoping for you, love.

    I want a Make Aware bracelet zomg.

  14. Seems everything is going as planned. Good luck with Dr. Kid. Hubby and I also have a secret name for Dr. N, we call him Dr. Pringgle, because he looks like the Pringgle cartoon on the potato chip can. Lol. But we heart him. So I'll just stick with Dr. N.

    Love the new photo too. Nice french tips. Where did you get the "wear to make aware" bracelets?


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