For the rest of this IVF/surrogacy journey I am putting a personal ban on googling anything. It just doesn’t do any good.
This morning (Sunday) I went in for my next check-up. More bloodwork and another U/T. It looked like each ovary had 3 good size follicles and 1 smaller one. That was less than the last one…I was worried it didn’t seem to be as many as I should have.
The nurse said it was like a marathon race many start in the beginning when they are small but not all react to the stimulation. Makes sense.
Anyway I just know from reading that you get so many follicles, from there how many eggs, from there how many get fertilized, and then from there how many good embryos, then you freeze them and not all thaw ok and then not all implant.
So if you think through all those phases you want as many in the beginning as they will filter through the process.
But I need to stop reading and just let nature and the greater power figure out the path.
You can read stories where a lady only gets one and gets pregnant…survival of the fittest and others who get 20+ and none take…so there are so many variables I just need to focus on myself, and so far so good.
After my visit Friday my Dr did up my follistim so now I am getting 300 units versus 225. No changes to the other meds and my call tonight say just keep it as is no change to the protocol this visit.
I go back in on Tuesday.
The nurse said to plan on retrieval next weekend. So the first phase of this journey is coming to an end.
Side effects seem to have really gone down except for the bloating that is here for the long haul.
Side notes for today:
In Target yesterday MB walking by the baby section really go on us about having a baby…she doesn’t know about our current plan as we figure it’s better to wait until we are further along but odd timing for her to spark up about expanding the family.
The bloating is such an odd feeling…you look like you are pregnant. I am waiting for someone to say something to me….and preparing myself to not crack.