|-1||12/19||–||–||R: AFC 10, endo 26
L: AFC 7, endo 23 & 9
|3||12/12||82||R:6.5, 7, 7, 7, 7.5, 8.5, 8.5
L:6, 6.5, 7, 8, 8, 8.5
|5||12/14||478||5 vials||R: 8, 8.5, 9, 9, 9.5, 11
L: 8, 8.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 11.5
|7||12/16||1300||5 vials||R: 9.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 12.5
L: 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 11.5, 12.5
|8||12/17||2000+||5 vials||R: 10, 10.5, 12, 12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 13, 13, 16
L: 7.5, 9, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 12, 12.5, 13, 16
we ran a few errands on our way home from the clinic, and by the time we were pulling in the driveway, Hina called with an update after today’s bloodwork. my estradial levels are “skyrocketing” and don’t really match the sizes of my follicles. she questioned when i had upped my dosage (really? why isn’t my file right in front of you? wtf?), and then rambled aloud a little bit before finally declaring to stay at 5 vials until monday, when i can cut my dosage if need be. i wish she had sounded more confident in her statements, because now i am just going to be worried until then. although i guess i’ve been worried pretty much this whole time, so why change now 🙂
R and i have been struggling a bit with what christmas is going to look like for us this year. i had a little brother born a few months before we started dating all those many moons ago, and we spend the first few christmases with my family because of the baby. then the baby grew into a toddler, and the toddler was diagnosed with a brain tumor (he is 100% perfectly fine now), and we kept having christmas with my family. last year, we went to see R’s family in georgia, and were there for the birth of our second nephew a few days before christmas. and we had always assumed, at some point, we would have children of our own and be able to stay home for the holiday without anyone getting too cranky about it.
and – obviously – we’re still waiting on those kids. they would have been such an awesome excuse 😛 but once we had gotten our IVF calendar, we knew we had our excuse this year, and mom couldn’t even argue with it.
but then it hit me that christmas here meant christmas without our families. we have made some wonderful friends since moving to jersey, but the vast majority of them are locals with local families filling up their calendars. so it’s going to be just the two of us. we sat down a few weeks ago and made a list of everything that we wanted our family’s christmases to include. only now, i’ll be on bedrest for christmas. what’s that they say about the best laid plans? so we’re paring down our massive feast menu (we LOVE to cook) and trying to figure out what can be made ahead of time. the tree and the presents should be finished this weekend. it’ll all work out just fine, and it actually might be a good thing i’ll be curled up on the couch – our wish list was probably a bit ambitious. and, it goes without saying of course, that hopefully we’ll get the best present ever this year.