Monday, February 13, 2012

Quick update

Before I update, let me say thanks to all of you for your sweet and encouraging comments on my post yesterday. It helps to realize I'm not crazy (well, maybe a little), and that you guys have experienced this too. I love that we can share experiences and even learn from each other as we all try to find our footing on this bumpy road of IF.

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Had an appt this morning with Dr A (love him!) for bloodwork and u/s to check out the follicles. He said everything looked really good, he counted at least 5 follicles on one side and at least that many on the other side. He bumped up our dosage amounts by one Bra.velle every other day and I go back on Friday morning for another quick check.

He said the absolute earliest our retrieval could be is Monday. I'm thinking it may even be Tuesday or Wednesday, last cycle we stimmed an extra day or two.

My favorite little nurse even found some samples for me just in case we end up stimming for a few more days. I promised her if we didn't end up using them that I'd bring them back in so someone else could benefit from them. She asked how we were doing and how the shots were going. It's amazing the difference one person can make when they take the time for people.

Over the weekend I had the idea to take them some V-Day sweets so I picked up a tray of brownies from a local bakery and took them down there with me today along with a little card from hubby and I. I'm sure their jobs can be very fulfilling but very stressful too so I wanted to take a minute to thank them for all they've done for us. I figure as much as I want/ expect people to be there for me, the least I can do is try to be that to others! Maybe that's another thing IF has taught me, just to be a little more thoughtful.

We'll see how things go on Friday and then we'll have our retrieval and transfer schedule... I'm getting excited!!!

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic news :)) Great that all is going well and keeping my FXd for your retrieval... not long now :) You're so right - it does make such a huge difference when someone takes that time to listen and ask how we're going :) Happy V-Day from Australia (aka Oz) xoxo

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  2. That's wonderful news! Grow follies grow!!! I'll be keeping all digits crossed as you enter the final days of stimming. It's such an exciting but also potentially nerve-wreaking time. So take extra special care of yourself girl! And happy V-Day to you too.

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  3. All very promising stuff! YAY! So close!

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  4. Praying for your follicles to grow grow grow! :-) Happy early Valentine's day!

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  5. Excitedly awaiting your upcoming transfer update! You are right that one person can make all the difference in our day and journey. Glad the people at your clinic are so nice. I'm very sure they appreciate the brownies you brought them!

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  6. Sounds good! Keep growing follies!

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  7. It sounds like your appointment went well and I'm sure they loved the brownies!! I can't wait to hear your update on Friday!! Happy Valentines Day!! Grow, follies grow!!

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  8. You are such a great and thoughtful person. I'm so excited about your retrieval and transfer. C'mon follies!!

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  9. Fantastic news ! All the best of luck with it all :-)

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  10. I am getting so excited the closer you get!!! I want to thank that nurse for making you happy!

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  11. I'm getting excited with you!! Hooray!

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