Sunday, November 27, 2011

So much to say...

I have approximately one million things to say, so here they are in no particular order....

Today is stim day four. I'm starting to feel bloated and sore-ish. And the bruises- they're annoying!

We cut down our christmas tree over the weekend- hopefully I'll have it decorated by the end of the day.

I had lunch with E today- I'm already totally bummed that she is moving away next year!

Monitoring appointment #1 was today. It looks like we have about 20 possible contenders. The largest was about 9mm and my lining was 5.5 with a triple stripe. So far so good! I heard back from the nurse after my blood work came back. She said the levels looked great, so we're keeping at the same dose (1 vial menopur and 150iu of foll.istim). I'm back in the office Wednesday and Friday for ultrasounds and blood work.

I think I missed the boat on exercise during stims. I was hoping to make a couple more trips to the gym, but I have a feeling that ship has sailed.

We bought a fraction of a cow... I'm a recovering vegetarian. In a typical week we eat beef maybe once or twice. I have a feeling that is about to change. What exactly is a person supposed to do with cube steak?

I hate it when there isn't enough left in your foll.istim cartridge for your whole dose. Two pokes=two bruises. Lame.

When I arrived home from our thanksgiving travels I had a package waiting on my doorstep from Janet! She sent me some seriously rad socks and her favorite book! What a fun and thoughtful little surprise! Thanks, Janet!!!!

I've started drinking Gatorade to combat the bloat, so far it is not that bad. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune a couple weeks from now. So far light blue and red are winners.

I got to snuggle with my nephews over the holiday- I love those boys!!!

I didn't witness a single black Friday fight! I did manage to find some good deals, but I didn't buy a single thing for anyone other than us. I scored some new sheets, jeans and a movie. I'm saving the nice new sheets for bed rest!

We managed the injection without letting on what we were up to. We just decided to take it early (5am) before I had to meet up with my Mom and SILs for shopping at 530. Since then, we've slowly pushed the time later and now we're up to our usual morning injection time of 6am.

Here's a picture of today's socks:

I got the results back from the pap with my new OB/gyn- everything is normal in there. Well,at least as far as that us concerned.

I had a dream over the weekend that I gave birth to a baby girl. She was perfect in every way, even if she was 27 inches long at birth!


JM said...

Things look like they're moving along nicely! I had my first gatorade last night too.

Funny- I was a vegetarian for 15 years... and just started to give it up over the last few months. When the nurse told me I needed to work up to getting ~100 grams of protein per day towards retrieval, I nearly peed myself. Thank god I added meat back into my diet!

Janet said...

Yeah...I'm so happy that your package arrived! I do hope you enjoy the book. It's embarrassing to admit but I do own three copies!

I agree, two pokes, two bruises in pretty lame!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks good :) Hoping for great things this December :)

Michele said...

You make stew with cube steak.

Did you birth a 2 year old in your dream?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like things are going great :) C keeps trying to get me to buy a portion of a cow as it crazy having that much???
hoping for a great December!!

Bobbi Johnson said...

Praying for you, friend! It sounds like things are coming along smoothly and nicely for you, just as they should. Hoping with all my might that you get your Christmas wish this year. :)

E and R said...

You are probably the only reason I will be sad to move! We will just have to plan vacations together! :) And try to get together as often as we can before June!
Can't wait to hear how the rest of your appointments go this week!!

Megan said...

Hi C! A 27 inch baby! Holy cow. Ha! :)
Please stop by my blog. I gave you an award!