We are a GO for our May transfer!
I had my ultrasound and blood work appointment this morning. I was a little nervous about how thick my lining was going to be, since I had one incident where my lining was too thin back in September. Fortunately my November and January transfers my lining was thick enough at 9.3 mm and 7 mm (minimum required for NEDC). To make matters worse, yesterday I was out and about and was going to be late taking my afternoon dose of Es.trace. When I got home I was so tired, I fell asleep on the couch. For 5 hours straight! By the time I woke up, it was time for my next dose of Es.trace. I panicked and ended up taking both doses together. I was guessing that it should be OK, since I had also been taking my other doses consistently. I am doing acupuncture and had a shiatsu massage as well on Friday.
But this morning, I was pretty nervous. Thankfully, my lining came in at 7.9 mm, so I knew I would be OK. This afternoon I received the call from the NEDC nurse with the official lining result of 7.9 mm and estrogen level of 195. I am cleared to start PIO shots tomorrow morning. I do PIO shots once a day tomorrow, and then will increase to twice a day after tomorrow. I will reduce my Es.trace to one tablet, twice a day starting tomorrow.
Ugh... the dreaded PIO shots. I found out Babe will have to travel for a few days after our transfer which means I will have to either find someone to give me those shots while he is gone, or I have to do it myself.
But our transfer's a go!
Yesterday, Mother's Day was a low key day for us. We took Babe's mom and dad out to brunch on Saturday for Mother's Day. Usually, all of Babe's siblings and nieces and nephews show up at his parents for Mother's Day for lunch. Though Babe's dad would grill, you know how it is, his mom would end up having to clean the house because "company" was coming. And after lunch even though we the kids would do dishes, his mom would end up having to do work anyway. So, Babe and I decided to take her out for lunch instead so she didn't have to do anything. I think she ended up spending Mother's Day with her some of her grandkids.
Mother's Day is still kinda tough for me at church, so we also took the day easy, sleeping in and skipping church altogether. I called my mom who lives in a different country many time zones away. It's hard missing out on spending time with her on all these holidays, especially as she is getting older each year. I'm hoping Mother's Day will be different next year.
4 days to transfer!
2 days till we hop on a plane to Knoxville!