Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trigger Time

I am struggling lately to come up with words to share with you all while Dotty 2.0 is stimming. I don't have a lot to say because a) I'm not going through the stims myself (and so therefore I don't really feel  LIKE I'm doing an IVF cycle at all, save for the little pricks in my belly each day from Lupron), and b) my RE is not giving me detailed updates, and I'm not asking for them. I suppose she would if I asked, but I honestly haven't wanted to know. I don't see the point. And in fact, it kind of makes me feel like I wish I would have let all the details go, oh so long ago.

But that's not my way. When I'm new into something, I usually feel the need to gather tons of info to understand it before I feel comfortable enough to then let the details go. I'm not sure this makes sense, or that this is an efficient way to operate my life, but...

The only update I have right now is that Dotty 2.0's ovaries are ready to go. She will trigger tonight for a retrieval on Thursday.

Tidy will go into the clinic on Thursday morning for his "donation" and then I'm assuming we will get a call on Thursday later in the day with the number of eggs retrieved. We'll also get a call on on Friday with the number of fertilized eggs and then on Saturday with the number of embryos still growing... so on and so forth....

And assuming there are enough healthy ones growing, we will do a day-5 transfer a week from today.

Yes, I am, somewhere, internally, excited to be here, at this point...finally. But I definitely don't have the same zest I did oh so many years ago (almost 3) when I did my first very first IVF cycle, that same excitement, that same giddy hope. That's not to say that I'm not hopeful, not happy to be at this point, but it's just coming through me in a different, more calm, more zen like way...

So... without further ado, cheers to you, Dotty 2.0. I'm very thankful that you took the egg growing burden off of my plate for this cycle. Best wishes in your retrieval on Thursday. Your job is nearly done. I know the doctors will take care of you well and I hope you have a peaceful rest in propofol-land while they take your hard grown eggs out and give them to our family building cause. Sending you a big hug, or a hand to hold on Thursday.

12 comments:

My New Normal said...

Good luck! I'm doing a frozen embryo cycle and my transfer is set for next week on Thursday if all goes well. So we will be in the 2ww together.

amiracle4us said...

Hoping so much for you hun!!!! GOOOOOOOO dottie2.0!

ks said...

Sometimes it's better to know less! I did that on my last cycle too as it drove me nuts with worry the time before. Just stay as zen as you possibly can! I'll be thinking about you and hoping Dotty2.0 is bountiful! :)

LC said...

I am so excited for you! Honey, believe that this is it. Give it your whole heart...you've come SO FAR! I'm really anxious to hear the good news about Dotty's retrieval in the next few days. Praying that she is extremely bountiful, as ks said. :)

michelle said...

Yippee. Well, we'll all be zestfully hopeful for you. Good luck!!!!

glimpseinsidemyjourney said...

I'm so excited for you and so hoping that everything goes the way it's supposed to.

We'll share some of our two week wait together (hopefully)!!

Mommy ToBe (I hope) said...

What an exciting and nerve wracking time for you. I hope it all goes well. My fingers are crossed and lost of positive thoughts are being sent in your direction between now and Thursday!

thirtiesgirl said...

Hoping you get a great egg/fert count and that it's smooth going until your bfp.

Gurlee said...

As always,
I am crossing my fingers and toes for you girl. May this be it.
xoxox

Cherm said...

Yay for trigger day! Hope all goes fabulous tomorrow and you get lots of embryos. Keep the zen going girl! Ooooommmmmm!!!

Sarah said...

Woo Hoo!!

I am behind a little Happy Retrieval day!!!

I can't wait to hear more!!

James and I have everything crossed for you!!!

jill's infertility document said...

I just want to let you know that I thinking of you. I really like this post. Dottie will do great today.