Thank goodness - I exhaust myself.
We are doing a day 3 transfer on Saturday morning at 8:30AM. And I am so happy (and relieved) to have that decision behind me ... now all I have to do is make the decision on how many to put back! Though, I think the decision will be made for me (meaning not all will survive to day 3 so I'll put them all back) and even if all 3 did survive, I'm thinking we'll just put them all back. We've been praying about it for awhile now and through the chaos, we just want to give them all the best chance at life ... right there in my sporty little uteri.
We head up to Sacramento tomorrow for a little lovin' quickly followed by some egg defrosting and egg fertilization (or so we hope). I know that tomorrow we will learn how many eggs survive thaw but we won't find out until Thursday how many fertilize. I am not even going to ASK what time of day I can expect the call - because then I'll stress out when they miss their deadline, I'd rather just be pleasantly surprised when I get a call. (or at least I hope it's pleasant news!)
***warning, it gets a bit technical here - for those who are interested (aka in the same boat!)***
Today I had an appointment with a Hematologist. I start Lovenox tonight.
So now I'm on: Levothyroxine (for my Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism), Dexamethasone, Cipro, Folgard, Prenatal Omega-3's, Prenatal vitamins, twice weekly Delestrogen IM shots, this morning was my last day of Lupron (yippee!) and tomorrow night I start the daily dreaded intramuscular shots of PIO!
The Hematologist was a nice lady. She put me on 40 units of Lovenox for prophylactic purposes (so what is it, a placebo?) and she confirmed that I need only take 2.2 mg of Folgard. She told me I did NOT need baby aspirin in addition to the Lovenox and she had me re-do my APA panel (as there have been new tests added to it for recurrent loss since 7/07) she wants me to do recurring CBC's to make sure my platelet counts are under control while I'm on the Lovenox and she will not run Level Xa's on me.
***ok, jargon officially over***
I'm starting to get excited. I realized the other day that I have to start pretending like I'm pregnant soon - you know, no alcohol, no caffeine, no soft cheeses, eating all-organic, etc, etc. Starting as soon as tomorrow, but definitely by Saturday. I can't believe it's actually here. I so pray that everything goes smoothly and we find ourselves with 3 perfect embryos come Saturday morning!
In a Nutshell.
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