Everyone knows that I hate Winter! I hate the cold. I hate being cooped up inside. I hate wearing coats. I hate taking 20 minutes to put layers on the littles so we can go outside, etc. So, it comes as no surprise that the 1st day of Spring has been a date on the calendar I have always longed for! It may not be 80 degrees, and the boat may still be winterized, but it gives me the HOPE of things to come!
All that being said, it seems EXTREMELY fitting that my FET (frozen embryo transfer) has been scheduled for March 20th, which is also the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! I don’t know why, but it has definitely filled me with some extra HOPE for this transfer!!
We have a few hurdles to cross in order to get there, but that seems to always be the case! My blood work last Friday didn’t come back the way they wanted it (they want to see my E2 (estrogen) level over 50, and it was only 44) so they added a “little blue pill” to my medicine cocktail! I go back for another blood draw and ultra sound on Friday, so say a few prayers that the medicine has done the trick!
I have now added a daily Lovenox injection, which sucks. (sorry, but it’s the truth) It burns for about 30 seconds, and (because it’s a blood thinner) my belly is starting to show it’s trademark IVF bruises. Hard to complain though. If it will help me carry another pregnancy, I will happily do it! Acupuncture has also been added (which I despise…needles…duh) but only for 8 sessions. How in the world does ANYONE find that relaxing?????
So anyway….that’s where we are, and that’s what we’re doing! Say a few extra prayers that my blood work and ultra sound come back good on Friday so we can continue!!