Monday, January 25, 2010

On *that* road again...

*That* road being the lovely hormones filling my system in the hopes of baby at the end of it...

Yeah.

Fun stuff.

Lets start from the beginning {of today anyways} to catch you up.

Another phone consult today with Dr. Ahlering to go over my labs and my appointment with him on December 23, 2009. {Wow that's weird writing that!} Pretty much he said that everything checked out, minus my TSH which I told him my primary Dr is seeing to that, and that he is not saying IVF is our only option and we can totally do more IUIs if that is what we want to do.

So in a nut shell. The POA that is oh so exciting!!

We're inducing menses with Progesterone starting tonight {I'm only on cycle day 9} for the next seven nights and then once my period is here, I'll call. We're lining up my cycle to coincide with the IVF cycle so if need be, we can do an "IVF conversion"...

I'll have a baseline ultrasound early on and then we discussed my previous response history {hahaha! As in, over responding and not exactly a trend I want to continue on} and how I've only used Follistim. He wants to change things up and have me use Bravelle. {We're aiming for IUI} I questioned why. His response? Long. The short end though is that he uses Follistim in his IVF cycles to get lots of follicles and when he uses Bravelle it generally only produces 3-4 follicles. {YAYAYA!!!}

So he believes I will have a lot less likely chance of over stimming but if I do, {which is why we are lining it up with the IVF cycle going on} we'll just convert it to an IVF cycle and go from there...

In saying all that, Bring on the crazy hormonal roller coaster ride that is beginning tonight!!!

I feel like we just decided to try to conceive... I have such a naive' feeling of hopefulness right now, it's wonderful! :-) Here's to hoping we are holding our reasons to be Thankful this year! {Yes, I've already figured out we'd be due the first week ish of November which is fine by me!}

When I got home from work, I walked in to see a cookie cake with "Good Luck Meghan" written on it. When I asked Charles what that was for, he looked all cute and said for the upcoming baby making! How adorable is that!?!? Gosh I love that man... :-)

Oh yes. And last night another baby was born. The baby that officially filled my mom's role as "nana" and Ray's as "pawpaw"... Talk about an emotional ride!

6 comments:

Michele said...

fingers crossed!!!

Melis.sa said...

Woot!!! I'm so excited that you guys are starting on this protocol!!

Making Babies said...

Whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Millers said...

You are in my prayers...my fingers are crossed...sending you good thoughts....I am doing it ALL! :0)

TwoDogMama said...

Good luck! I am hoping that you will find luck with Dr. Ahlering. Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!!! That is sooo cute about the cake! =) And we will be praying for an extra thankfull Thanksgiving this year!!!!