Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baseline results are in

I went in for my baseline ultrasound and blood work today. It was the first time that I have had a vaginal ultrasound so having it while AF was here made it extra special. The nurse actually did a great job of explaining things and let me have a print out of my uterus since my husband is out of town. I sent him a fun version of it that you can see below. Dr. G came in right when the procedure started and it was the first time that I had met him in person (not awkward at all). I said nice to meet you under such great conditions Dr. G, and he smiled shook my hand and said sorry. ha! My right ovary had 8 follicles that they could see and my left had 12. They pointed to what they were looking at and I nodded that I could see them but that was a total lie. I'm sure I will be able to see them when they are all plumped up and ready to give us some perfect eggs. My blood results are:

Estradiol: 51.74 PG/ML       (25-75 normal range)
FSH: 5.80 MIU/ML             ( <6 excellent, 6-9 good)

So I am happy with what they have found so far for sure!

I told the Dr. that all I wanted from him was to be pregnant by Thanksgiving. That's not asking a lot right? I told him that one would be fine, but two would be great as well. He smiled politely. The nurse smiled and said "well that will be our goal", and I followed up with "I am going to will it to happen so it will". She smiled politely.

I love the nurse that took my blood, I actually saw her at our first appointment as well. We were talking about my husbands count and she said....."It only takes one". So I said "I will punch you in the face if you ever say that again". She started laughing, and I said since we are doing IVF 5 million will be perfect. She introduced me to another nurse a little later and said she told her about me saying I was going to punch her in the face and that they were excited to work with me because I was going to be a lot of fun. That's my goal!! To be positive and have fun along the way. I know it will be hard at times but I will always hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

I'm still trying to iron things out with ARC and figure out if we are going to do the medication thing on our own since it is 10% less expensive if we do. We just won't be able to finance it into our loan if we buy them through our pharmacy so that is why I keep going back and forth. I told my dad that I'm still waiting on my trust fund and he laughed, so I think that might mean it may not be happening but a girl can dream.

It is SO real. I have put my trust in God now and I will accept his plan no matter what it will be.

The line through the middle is Aunt Flo. Just in case you have always wondered what she looks like.

11 comments:

  1. Yay for a great appointment!! Your AFC and CD 3 numbers are fantastic!! I'm very confident you will have a sticky BFP by Thanksgiving!! Heck, hoping by Halloween!

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    1. I would be the happiest woman alive!! for sure

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  2. What a great number of follicles!!

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    1. I sure hope we get a great number of eggs from them too Aubrey!

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  3. Yay for such great news! Praying all continues smoothly and that uterus is home to a cute baby soon!

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  4. That is awesome news! We used ARC but we did not do our meds through them because it was so much cheaper not too. Being positive can be hard at times but I am determined it helps!

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    1. I think that we will be doing it on our own as well... We sign paperwork this week!

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    2. Signing the paperwork is on so exciting! The best part to me is when you go back all of the paperwork for payment has a stamp saying ARC and they say you are good and don't owe anything when you check out! Yeah I know that I have already paid it, but it always makes me feel good!

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