Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bumper Crop of Eggs Brought to You by the Number 10

It's starting to feel very, very real now!
Yesterday, we had K's date with the dildocam to see how well she's responding to the Menopur.  Results=Excellent!

She's got 9 follicles on the right and 7 on the left after 6 days of stims.  They are all trucking along about 10mm, with one renegade at 12.
Her blood work is exactly where it should be.
This morning, I had my date with el dildocam and we found a juicy, thick lining at a little over 10.  WooHoo!  
My estrogen was having a little trouble rising as of last Sunday.  They wanted to see it above 150 and I was lazily cruising at 112.  So I've been on Estrace 3 x day, plus one Climara Estrogen Patch every other day since then.
Looks like that did the trick because my E2 today is at 551!!  Perfect!

I did have a little freak out yesterday when I noticed some CM.  I associate CM with ovulation (don't you?!) and panicked over the fact that for sure I was ovulating, I'd busted through the Lupron and K would have to carry the baby overall.
Turns out CM while on Lupron just means your estrogen is rising appropriately and it's a good sign.  Whew!

We are both puffing out a bit in terms of bloat, but amazingly neither one of us has gained a pound.  In fact, K has actually lost 2 lbs since starting the stims??!!  I have no idea!  Maybe because we cut out sugar?  
Who knows, but for anyone out there scared of an IVF/donor egg cycle due to drug side effects or weight gain--have faith!  We have had (so far) no weight gain and little to none of the side effects we had anticipated.

K goes back tomorrow for more exciting adventure with things stuck inside her.
At this rate, we'll probably be up there every other day.  At least it's within walking distance and no one has to rush to the office afterwards.  

Life is Very Good.

17 comments:

2momswithaplan said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. After reading your post I see that you DO understand! Our time is coming... I just know it!

Good luck to you both on this cycle!

Lizzie said...

So very, very excited. So in love with the idea of you carrying K's. It's all so good. Yay for responding as you should to the drugs!

N said...

What great news! I'm so excited for you, and for this opportunity.

projectkjetil said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Good work to both of you, and may this be one more part in your "The Time That Worked" story.

queerstork said...

What a rollercoaster TTC is! I'm so glad you're on an up, up, up!

That plump lining of yours is gonna be such a nice nest for K's eggs.

Congratulations on the run of good news!

Sarah said...

That is great news and I am happy for you both!

anofferingoflove said...

sounds like good news all around - beautiful follie and lining numbers! congrats, looks like you're off to a great start!! :D

insertmetaphor said...

Amazing. This is shaping up to be a great cycle already!

glamcookie said...

Great news! So excited for you two!

Jen said...

Sounds like a great cycle!

cindyhoo2 said...

fantastic news!!! I am so excited for you both.

mulberry said...

lookin' good! so excited for you both. it is a truly remarkable thing this carrying our partners embryos. it blows my mind everyday.

poppycat said...

This, ALL of this is freaking amazing! Seems like summer is the time for really happy good things. Woohoo! I will be stalking you everyday to hear the rest of the good news.

Future hot momma said...

hi...thanks for the blast on my blog. So far I'm feeling well however, we had some disappointing news....0 embies made it to freeze :( But I must move on from that.

Glad your both doing well and no wieght gain is a +++. I haven't gained either...think I lost a few....probably has to due with cutting out the sugar. TTYS and Keep in touch!

Heather said...

sounds like you ladies are chugging along very well! I'm glad to see that everything is begining to work out for you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, I hope this is the last time you have to do this.

Melissa "Baby House" said...

LMAO at dildocam!!!

I never thought of it that way...

Good luck!

thebao said...

Hoorayyyy!! So exciting!