Well… this happened a lot faster than I expected! I went for my CD 10 ultrasound on Friday morning just to check things out, and ended up spotting a big ole 21 mm follicle on my right ovary. I had another one on my left ovary that was only 14 mm, but they said that they didn’t think it would grow enough to catch up and be fertilized. I’ve only got one shot… but all it takes is one!
After finding that big follicle the nurse met with the doctor and called me around noon on Friday to tell me to take my HCG trigger shot right away, and that I would be coming in this morning (Saturday, November 8th) at 9:00 AM. This was CD 11. Last month I didn’t do the insemination until CD 16.
I’m really glad I got to do my insemination on a Saturday this time. Last month I had to do it on a Monday, then go straight home and pack all my bags just to leave for a business trip to San Antonio, TX the next day. This time I get to relax, and really enjoy the fact that I’m trying to make a baby. I love thinking about it. It makes me so happy!
This time I asked what I could do if the HCG shot hurt as much as last time. The nurse told me to use Benadryl cream and to take Benadryl orally. The Benadryl didn’t even touch it! 😦 It’s just as painful as last time. It sucks!
Aside from the painful shot, I still feel really good about this month. This time I wore my second place owl socks and had the medal of St. Gerard Majella again. There were no crazy coincidences this time around… Just relaxed hopefulness. If this one works, I’ll have an estimated due date of August 1st!
Coming Soon! A mid two week wait check in.
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.