Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lush Lining

There is definitely a theme to this cycle, and that theme is the letter "L".  Maybe that just means it will finally be my lucky cycle, huh? (Yeah, reaching... I know... but a girl can try, right?)

A few days ago, I posted about my "Lupron Limbo" and now it seems that I have a "Lush Lining", lush enough to decide that it's just too pretty to pass up and our FET will now, not only NOT be delayed, but moved forward about 5 days from the original plan (pre-Lupron Limbo). We will now be PUPO on MONDAY!

Here's how we came to that decision: I went into the RE today to check to see if the follicle that I had been growing while on Lupron (which, my RE says usually only happens about 5-6 times a year for them) had shrunk after a week more on Lupron. And of course, as I had known yesterday after a nice showing of the fertile lady juice, it had not only NOT shrunk, but had grown from a measly 14mm to a nice big whopping ripe follicle of 23mm.  So of course I was thinking our FET would most definitely be delayed until mid May.

But, my lining was a beautiful thick and luscious 10mm.

So my RE's husband, who just so happens to also be an RE at the same clinic and was doing the ultrasound this morning, said, "Wow! Look at that lining! Picture perfect. This is just too good too pass up. Let's see if you haven't already ovulated (by taking my progesterone and LH levels) and if not, we'll trigger that follicle and do the transfer early next week"

WHAAAA?

I didn't even know that was a possibility! This isn't a natural FET, because I was on Lupron, but it also didn't take any estrogen to prep my lining because it was all my own... So what do you even call this?

So they drew my blood and after it confirmed that the big, fat 23mm follicle has not ovulated, they said it's a go! I am to trigger that sucker tomorrow and start my progesterone this weekend and we will thaw and hopefully transfer all 3 of my remaining day-2 embryos from my January IVF cycle on Monday and as quick as that, I'll be back in the 2ww.

I must say, I really like this way of going through a cycle... not even knowing you are prepping for it makes it all that much quicker.

And then tonight, it occurred to me, we can also not only use our frozen embryos but we've got a nice ripe follicle to boot... and with a little "hubba hubba" (for those Simpson's fans out there think the episode abotu  Mindy) this weekend, there's a possibility (albeit an infinitesimally small possibility) that we could be the proud parents of quadruplets 9 months from now. Now wouldn't that just be a dramatic way to end a fertility journey... ha!

Seriously though, at least one would be fantastic.

15 comments:

Baby Hopes said...

Best of luck! How amazing - the possibility of quads!!! :)

LisaB said...

OMG HOW EXCITING!!! Keeping everything crossed for you!!! Good luck!

Jana said...

Lots of good luck! If this was a Hollywood movie, you would definitely end up with quadruplets ;)

Maria said...

YAAAAAYY!!!!!! I'm so excited! I love when life throws you those GOOD surprises for a change, ya know? And I so love your "L" theory. :D

Gurlee said...

Ooohhh! I am so excited for you and your lush lining! May it welcome your baby(ies) and keep them healthy & strong for the next 38 weeks or so.

Kate said...

Love your positive attitude! It's infectious! I'm going in for my embryo transfer on Monday so I'll be right there with you in the 2WW. Lots of positive vibes being sent your way all the way from India!

Sarah S said...

That is so exciting!!!

What a wonderful Luscious Lining all ready for your little frosties!!!

I have everything crossed for you, and I am asking baby mo to cross his/her little fingers and toes too!!!

Kerrik said...

So exciting. I think your body sounds like it is doing a beautiful job and that it is primed and ready to bring your a BFP!

jill's infertility document said...

La La Love it! Spontaneous FET! Great news!

Krista said...

Yay!! So exciting!!! We'll be so so so close together with our FETs!! Yahooo!!! I'm so excited for you.... quadruplets??...hahahaha!!!! That's awesome.

Marissa said...

CONGRATS!!

(Of course, if it is quads, it won't be 9 months--probably more like 7.5 :p)

amiracle4us said...

Sounds like everything is 'lining' up perfectly!! (nooo pun intended!) However, quads...ummmm scary!!!
Lets shoot for 1-2???

St Elsewhere said...

*Flapping elbows*...sweet!

All the so very best....

Hoping that this works....and your toddler journey is fully on!

Jenny said...

So glad to hear some good news!! Also, what does PUPO stand for?

KC said...

This is awesome! I want this so badly for you! Bring on the Quads!