My appointment today went as well as it possibly could have. I had two follicles on my left big enough to trigger. I didn’t get the exact measurements because I was close to tears with relief just seeing them on the screen. Ever since Tuesday I’ve had a dull ache of anxiety, like when I have an impending job interview, and it all melted away.
I can’t explain my happiness and relief at this news. Two follicles and I’m getting ready to ovulate. We have been trying for 11 months and this is legitimately the first time I actually get to try. My first month off the pill I (foolishly) thought I was ovulating and I thought I was experiencing the 2WW, but I wasn’t. Same with the false positive OPK I got in April. But this time I know for sure that we have a chance to get pregnant this month. I am giddy with the gift that clomid has given me.
My lining was about 7.3 I believe, they said the like to see it a bit thicker than that but it’s not too bad. No evidence that the clomid has destroyed it yet.
I got my Ovidrel shot (hardly hurt at all), and a Rx for progesterone supplements (inserted vaginally twice a day for two weeks). I wasn’t surprised about that because I did have the short luteal phase last cycle (9 days). I’m so thankful that my new OBGYN takes these extra steps to provide me the best care possible. I feel certain that the last practice wouldn’t have taken the extra precaution with the progesterone.
This is also where all the blog reading comes in handy. If I hadn’t spent millions of hours reading stories about various infertility treatments, I would be scared and appalled by the thought of inserting pills in my vagina!! But I hardly blinked at the nurse.
All of the timing works out for intercourse 24, 36 and 48 hours post shot (10am Saturday, 10 pm Saturday, 10 am Sunday – it’s going to be like our honey moon again). I asked what day I could start taking HPTs at home. The nurse told me she would prefer if I didn’t – that I should wait for my period and call for a blood test if it doesn’t come. As she was talking I was thinking “Yeah right, crazy lady.” And as soon as we got out the door I told dear A “you know I’m still going to test at home, right?” and he laughed. Of course I am.
The pregnant ladies in the office couldn’t even damper my positivity today. I was bracing myself as we parked before the appointment and said something about the pregnant ladies in the waiting room. A looked at me and said “Give me a minute and I’ll go in and throw sheets over all of them. I’ll let you know when it’s clear.” That made me laugh harder than I’ve laughed in a long time. He’s the best.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Think of me while we’re humping like bunnies at home.