Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mid-night Madness

Had my pre-ovulation Ultrasound yesterday and the doc said there are 3, good-sized, healthy follicles!!! We were shooting for 2. She also said the lining of my uterus was a nice and thick 11mm. Kind of reminds me of the time the doctor who screened me for lasik eye surgery said I had "nice, beefy corneas." *flex*

So, everything is looking good and the doctor said that as long as I understood and was comfortable with the risks of going forward with 3 follicles, we are good to go. I wouldn't say I feel "comfortable".... but I have always been a risk taker I suppose. Besides, then I wouldn't have to narrow down name choices to just 1 :)

I wasn't planning on having to do the HCG shots, I was under the impression that we were going to wait for me to naturally ovulate. I imagine we're doing it for the convenience of being able to schedule the IUI procedure. So, while I wasn't stoked at the idea of sticking a needle in my stomach, I am prepared to do what it takes.

I think the only thing worse then having to give myself (ok, making Adam give me) a shot in the stomach, is having to wake up at 2:30 in the morning to do it. That's right, 2:30 A.M. I set my alarm for 2:15 (I have never actually used my cell phone alarm) I figure that will give us 15 minutes to sleepily do something that should only take 1 minute. Convinced I was going to miss the alarm it takes me longer than normal to fall asleep, and I wake up 2-3 times an hour. So, 2:15 rolls around and I'm handing a half-awake Adam a long fat needle that he says "makes him feel a little queasy."

If the size of that needle doesn't have you all a little worried, you are not my friends! No, actually the large needle is used to mix the Bacteriostatic water with the HCG which comes in a powder form. Then the smaller needle, shown below, is what is used to inject the hormone. The nurse who walked us through the procedure said "as long as you have some fat, it's not difficult" Then proceeded to laugh at girls who are too skinny and complain about the pain of the injection because they have no fat to protect their stomach muscles.
It honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but if I never have to do it again I will be a happy girl.


Erin said...

Sounds like you guys are lab partners back in science class. How fun! Good luck!

Kristie said...

YAY for 3 good follies and nice thick lining! I only did the HCG shot once but I didn't have to mix it or anything?? I will cross my fingers and toes that your timing is good and the little swimmers find at least one egg in the next few days!

The Knisley's said...

Hi there...found your blog from a friend's blog, from a friend's surfin' :-) Totally laughed at your description on the HCG shot. I had to do the same thing...husband giving me the shot and all! I pray you get your miracle, too (I know how trying it is). Miracles do happen though- we're still praying all the time for ours...and to have the faith that it will happen soon!

The Crowley's said...

Hopefully you'll have some great news soon!! We are praying for you!

Mike & Amber

goat said...

Ay, best wishes with this, Jetta.

Though I admit it took me a minute on your blog to figure it out (the picture was so small & since we lived in TN for 5 years, I was sure at first it was a TN friend I was looking at), I am DE-LIGHTED to have heard from you on Marian's. So kind of you to follow our little drama.

Love, Valerie

vfg said...

oops; didn't notice my husband was signed it.

ej said...

Okay, the eye Dr. called your corneas 'beefy'?! I don't know why that makes me feel so icky, way worse than the thickness of uteran lining! Good luck, we will be praying for ya. I don't want to freak you out but I can TOTALLY see you being an awesome mom of multiples. Though starting out with one does seem ideal doesn't it? :)

2P and Super B said...

Holy moly...good luck. I wish you absolute success this cycle! I am glad I never had to have the shots!

Stephanie said...

I don't envy you and hope it is well worth it and everything goes smoothly from here on out.

The Garner Family said...

Best Wishes Jetta! I didn't "get" all th lingo, but it sounds good! You're in my prayers!