Saturday, 8 November 2014

Day 8 of stims

IVF meds are no joke. I am so swollen and sore, but I'm doing okay. I go between being really excited and thankful to crying for no reason. I was trying to put clean sheets on the bed this morning and starting crying when the blanket wasn't straight. On Friday, I cried three times before I got to work. How crazy is that? I'm on an emotional roller coaster. It's very weird to not be in control of your emotions.

I went to my first sonogram on Wednesday. I had 9 measureable follicles on the right and 3 on the left. I was a little bummed about this. My doctor said I had at least 10 more that were just a little too small to measure that day. I tried to stay optimistic but wasn't so sure. I was hoping for more than that. He increased my dose from 175 to 200 to try and get the left side to kick in. And he also instructed me to start the ganirelix injection to keep my body from ovulating on its own.

Today will be day 8 of stims and I had an appointment this morning. At the sonogram, I couldn't believe how many follicles there were this time!!! It was so exciting! I My doctor kept saying "this is gorgeous" haha he seemed really excited. I had about 12 on each side that he measured! I will say that the sonogram hurt like hell. My ovaries are just so swollen I felt like he was stabbing me. Hopefully, we will have close to 20 or so follicles at retrieval. My nurse called and my blood work came back just fine and to keep my dose at 200 tonight and back to `175 tomorrow.

The shots are going really well... no bruises and it doesn't really hurt. My stomach is a little sore from so many injections though. Mainly, I feel like I'm about 4 months pregnant. My stomach is so swollen and I just don't feel like myself. I've been wearing my sister's maternity pants because mine are just too tight. how embarrassing is that? It hurts you guys. I'm so ready for this week to be over with.

I can't believe we will find out if this works in just 3 weeks!!! ahhh! : ) grow babies, grow!


  1. Longest. Three weeks. Ever. Hope your pain has subsided and you're feeling a little relief. It's nice to hear the excitement in your words! Checking in and seeing updates like this makes my heart happy. Knowing you finally might be on your path has to cover a wide array of emotions! Hope you're feeling better!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! :)