Sunday, January 4, 2015
Time for Meds
Today I get to start medication for the upcoming transfer. I am so grateful that my protocol does not include any injections this time. No needles, yay!!! Surrogates around the world are probably very jealous I'm sure. There are very rare times that women going through fertility treatments don't have to give themselves shots daily for an extended period of time. So happy that I get a break this round.
This is the day when it starts to feel real. The tests before today are just formalities to get us to today. I will be on 2 different types of estrogen until the 12th where I return to the doctor for another ultrasound. They need to check to make sure the lining of my uterus is getting nice and fluffy and ready for the embryo transfer. They need the lining to be a certain thickness and then I will start the progesterone. This is the "it" drug. Five days after starting the progesterone we get to transfer. Yay!!! We are looking at around January 19th for a transfer (give or take a few days). I say this because the eggs may not be ready to be retrieved on the day they first think, or once fertilized they only make it to 3 days and we have to transfer then. Usually they make it to 5 days which gives them more of a chance to implant but we have to be flexible. Either way, we're getting close.
I'm really starting to feel excited this time. The last two transfers with this family I didn't feel as confident. The way transfers work is that the first transfer they remove fresh eggs and mix them with fresh sperm and pick the 2 very best embryos to transfer and then freeze any others that are left. Once the transfer didn't take with the best embryos I felt a little defeated. But this time we have a fresh new start; new embryos and my body had a chance to take a break from the 5 months of hormones. I feel refreshed and ready to do this again. I'm excited. And I'm glad that I'm sharing this with my friends and family. The failed transfers and miscarriage were hard but they were harder because I felt alone. So thank you for following again. This is going to be a great year. Happy New Year!
Sorry this is short...we're heading to the snow! Until next time...