Well, a lot of things have happened since my last post & they’ve happened VERY quickly! If you missed it, a week or so ago we were in a bit of a panic as my donor had some mid-cycle ovulation bleeding and we weren’t sure if her period was going to come as scheduled. We are always at the mercy of our bodies and have no control over what goes on in there. I was really beginning to think the universe was telling me that I am not mean to be a parent, plus I was on my dot at the time so emotions were just really running rampant.
On Thursday the IVF nurse coordinator emailed Amy & told her that she would need to come in for a blood draw ASAP to test for pregnancy and see what was going on, she was still going to be on her vacation until Saturday so I told her to plan on going in Tuesday for blood work. On Saturday she texted me to tell me she was cramping and spotting, great signs! By Sunday it was a full flow & all of our excitement came back as we knew we’d be able to keep our plan for a June cycle. I felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.
Amy emailed our nurse to tell her her period had come & they already had her starting stims yesterday! I couldn’t believe how fast things were moving along! I got an email from the nurse telling me to start my meds as well as of today. I am on 2 Estradiol pills x day, 1 prenatal, and 1 baby aspirin. Amy is on 100iu of Gonal and 75iu of Menopur 1x day for now. She also starts baby aspirin and was monitored today with 11 & 12 follicles already. She will continue on the 100 Gonal/75 Menopur & goes back for her next monitoring appointment on Sunday with expected retrieval FRIDAY the 10TH! I expect my transfer to be in exactly 2 weeks! AHHHHH!!!
Things are happening so quickly I can’t even really wrap my head around it yet. We have lots of arrangements to make like flights, hotels, rental vehicles; arrangements for our animals have been made which is one big thing to check off the list! We have a garage sale to get through this weekend and next weekend is my big DIRTY THIRTY birthday party, although we will be cutting it majorly close to our day of travel so hopefully that all works out OK. With Amy’s retrieval being set for Friday, we will more than likely be leaving on Monday the 13th. A 5-day transfer would be the 15th so that is exactly 2 weeks from TODAY!
I really appreciate sticking around for the long haul and following us on this journey, it was never the path I ever dreamed of taking, but we are here and we are so thankful to be where we are today. Things are very quickly falling into place and we have such a great feeling about this chapter of our lives! I will continue to update as we find things out.