(For those who don’t know about the process… the two week wait is the amount of time that a woman has to wait before taking a pregnancy test. There is no guarantee that the procedure I had today worked. I’ll just have to wait and see!)
The baby batter is in the oven. Lets get baking!
So last week I had my ultrasound on Wednesday and it pretty much showed that there wasn’t as much follicle growth as they would have liked to have seen. There were three that measured at 12mm, two at 11mm, two at 10 and quite a few smaller ones.
Because there weren’t any as big as they needed to be I was sent home with Bravelle which is an injectable FSH(follicle stimulating hormone). I was to give myself an injection on the Wednesday night and again on the Thursday night then return on Friday for another ultrasound.
Friday’s ultrasound showed one follicle at 17mm(just one mm shy of what it needed to be), three at 12mm, and two at 11mm along with some more smaller ones. Since it was so close, I was told to give myself one more Bravelle injection on Friday night, then trigger on Saturday night. For those who don’t know, a trigger is a shot of HCG which induces ovulation. The plan was for me to come in for my big squirt on Monday.
Now, lets talk about this trigger shot! I didn’t get any warning from the nurses, and I’m SO glad I had a friend who went through this and told me about it. The needle doesn’t hurt, injecting the fluid doesn’t hurt, but a few hours later… IT HURTS! This is the second day after the shot… Apparently this is normal!
Anyway! My IUI was this morning, and as promised I wore the socks that won the poll a couple blogs back.
The garden gnomes were the winners… So I guess that means the seeds are planted! Grow baby, Grow!
The IUI was absolutely painless and it was over before I knew it! I think the hardest part of all of this will be waiting a full two weeks to take a pregnancy test! I sure hope I have my own little squirt to love soon!
I think one of the fun things that my mom and I noticed today was that this all happened in the 10th month, at 11:12, on the 13th day of the month in the year 2014! 10,11,12,13,14… How cool is that??? I’d also like to send a shout out to my sister-in-law who gave me her medal of St. Gerard Majella. He is the patron saint of expectant mothers. It makes it extra special that she wore it through both of her pregnancies with my nieces! Of course I had my moonstone jewelry on too!
Coming Soon! I’ll give an update on how I’m tolerating my two week wait.
The Fertility Blessing
You know my deep desire for a child. A little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in Your holy image.
Guide me in all my choices so that this conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth are in line with Your will.
Heavenly Father and Holy Mother, hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.