Okay, so I caved. Yesterday about 11am I made the choice to drive to a lab that is less than 2 minutes from where I work. The bad part about the lab is that they send it off to Qwest and results are next day. I figured that is still sooner than it would have been so I paid the $49 and just did it.
Well of course I called first thing this morning and they told me that they would have someone call me back in 15 minutes. An hour later still nothing so I called back and they said that everyone had been in a meeting but someone would call me back right away. Forty minutes later nothing. So you guessed it I called back again and this time the person said that the results were in and they would email them right over to me. Twenty five minutes later nothing. So I called again and they said they would double check the email and send again. Twenty minutes later I hadn't got a call or an email so I ran (well wobbled due to the ohss) to my car and drove over there.
1,698 (20DPO ,15dp5dt)
I cried on my way out to the car because I was so happy. My doubling time went from 68 hours to 48 hours. I will take it!! I know that we still have a very long road ahead of us but for now I am going to thank God for every moment of this pregnancy. I am 38 and with this comes a lot of risk, but God is in control and he already has my path forged so I need to relax and let go. I am super ready for our sono Wednesday!
As for my OHSS. I am up to 152lbs. I know you guys don't know me but my weight is usually 125 and before IVF was 130/135. After the medications I got up to 142 and due to OHSS I am 152. So basically I am carrying around an extra 20lbs and I am miserable. I know that it will pass so I continue to drink over 100oz of Gatorade a day, and drink protein shakes, and eat/drink stuff with higher sodium. I really can't eat much for solid food so I eat a lot of soup or just have the shake. My doctor faxed my work a paper today that I need to be on bed rest until Monday. I can work from home but my boss doesn't love the idea. So I am at work now but I plan on going home around 2PM central time. And tomorrow I only work until 2:30 and am off until Monday so we will see how I am feeling. If I continue to maintain the 152 I can stay out of the hospital and that is my goal. We can't afford for me to not be working.. We have a little thing called a loan for this IVF to pay for!
Thank you for all of the prayers and well wishes! Whatever you are doing is working so please keep it up!