Monday, August 6, 2012

Monitoring, Round 2...

Happy Monday!! It's another week and another doctor appointment... I went in this morning for my second monitoring appointment with not a whole lot to report. First up was more blood work. I don't know about you guys but I am a worry wort and spend a lot of time online reading and researching everything. In my research I found that the point of the frequent blood work is to check my Estradiol (E2) levels which should keep rising as my follicles continue to grow. Every post I read from people said that they would receive phone calls from their RE with updates on their E2 levels. This made me nervous because I hadn't gotten any calls from my doctor about my E2 levels so naturally I started panicking. Mike told me to calm down because they would have told me if it wasn't good but that didn't help me calm down. Anyways, I made sure to ask the nurse to call me today with the results. Turns out I have nothing to worry about because my levels are totally within normal range... 

Next up was the always fun vaginal ultrasound! I got to see my millions of follicles which was pretty cool, although to me it just looked like a bunch of little round balloons. Doctor Lee only measured the biggest follies but there were about 10 on each side, all around 14-15 in size. Apparently this is a good thing because he told me that he would put me in the top 5% of egg producers (yay me!!). BUT Dr. Lee said I am moving a little slower then average when it comes to the growth rate of my follicles. So it looks like we won't be going through with the egg retrieval this Friday, as scheduled. Instead its looking more like that will be Sunday/Monday. Ugh, waiting waiting waiting. In the meantime I'll just keep on stabbing myself with needles every night...

In other, unrelated news I had a pretty rough day today. There's no way to say it so I'll just come out with it. I lost my job today. I've been through the entire range of emotions but I think over all I'm finally coming to terms with the news and I'm surprisingly OK with it. I'm still covered under my husbands insurance so I'm not concerned about out IVF coverage. And I think I have some pretty good ideas lined up for another job. Honestly, I've been really stressed lately and not into my job. I think it's time to move on to something new and better. I'm going to choose to look at this as a good thing and not let it overwhelm me with sadness. Also, I must admit the idea of taking a week to just relax before I start getting back into things isn't that bad either. Well, that's enough about me for the night. My next appointment is on Wednesday and I'm hoping to get the good news of when I will be triggering. Until then, goodnight!


  1. Sorry to hear about your job, but it sounds like an opportunity to find something that makes you happier! Sometimes disappointments turn into blessings.

  2. Thanks! That's really how I am looking at this. I am thankful to have the support of my husband and our families, so I know that everything will turn out ok in the end.