First things first!
Sorry. I just had to throw that out there. Voting is so important for me because I really want to do everything I can to try to improve the world that my future children will be living in. I hope all my American friends voted today too!
I’ve been slacking! I totally meant to update on Sunday… I promise I’m not sulking because of the negative pregnancy test! In fact, I’ve been feeling pretty good about things lately. To be completely honest, I was just procrastinating writing a new post because I was too busy reading Gone With The Wind. I had been working on finishing that book for almost two months and I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel and decided to just go for it. Besides the fact that the book is really long, I have no idea why it took me so long to finish it. I guess I had my mind on too many other things!
So, I feel really good about this cycle. I had my baseline ultrasound on Friday and got my game plan. I’ve never really been good at the whole “lets wait and see” thing, which is what my ENTIRE last cycle was about. Last cycle they gave me 25 mg of Femara on CD(cycle day) 3 and then I had to wait EIGHT whole days just to find out that it didn’t work like they thought it would. This time they gave me the 25 mg of Femara on CD 3 like last time, but I got to start my injectable FSH on CD 5 through 8 with an ultrasound on CD 10. I know that’s a little confusing to follow, so here’s a chart that might make it a little more clear.
The ultrasound on CD 10 which is Friday will tell me if I have any mature eggs that are ready to be triggered for an IUI. I hope I have a couple big fat juicy eggs that are ready to go!
I feel so optimistic about this cycle… In fact EVERYTHING feels so different this time around. Almost every day of my first cycle last month I was either nervous or scared because I didn’t know what to expect. This time I’m not so worried, and it helps so much that I’m not having to do the whole “wait and see” thing again.
I feel happy.
I feel confident.
I feel hopeful.
I feel optimistic!
Coming Soon! Updates after my next ultrasound.
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.