Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Guesstimate… and we're off!

I suppose there's always a little, no wait, maybe a lot of guesstimation in treating infertility.  I should be used to it by now, but I still don't like it.

The nurses and Dr. S have estimated from the mess in the last couple of weeks that I must have ovulated a couple of weeks ago.

I think it's reasonable given the information from my last ultrasounds and blood work.  My LH started to go down, and the follicle started shrinking in size. My lining remained homogeneous.  However my progesterone was expected to rise and didn't (the collapsing follicle is expected to stimulate my body to produce progesterone so my period starts).

I'm on progesterone (endometrin) now 2x a day for 10 days.  I will start my luperon shots in a couple more days.

They are expecting me to get a period in a few days from the progesterone, and then I will hopefully start building a nice thick lining for my embryo transfer. Yay!

It's been too long since we've been able to embryo transfer.  The last time was August 2012.  This transfer will be number nine for us, and our first one at CCRM.

I am feeling hopeful that we will in fact make embryos with our shiny new donor eggs and D's sperm.  And gosh, in a corner of my heart I even have a glimmer of hope that it might even actually result in a real live baby…

There are lots of steps in between then and now, but I'm so glad to be moving forward.


  1. This is such good news given all you guys have been through lately. Crossing everything I have for some great embryos!

    1. Thank you! We'll take all the luck we can get!

  2. Great news! Praying for you guys. This is so exciting!

  3. Just catching up on your last few posts--I was steaming after all the confusion and mess described in your previous post, but I'm so glad that you ovulated and that you can start moving forward with your cycle. Hoping for all the best with this cycle. Fingers and toes are crossed!

  4. Thank you - hoping this is your year too!


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