We triggered tonight! I wasn't surging on my own, but my lining is ready and the follicle was big enough. We are schedule for transfer on Tuesday! They will thaw 10 embryos on Saturday (and leave 4 in the freezer) and try to get them to grow. If they don't do so well, we could get a call Sunday telling us to come in for transfer then. But if some grow well, they'll try to grow them until Tuesday and any leftovers will be refrozen.
So the natural part of the cycle is now over. Saturday I start progesterone and estrogen patches and Sunday I start the med.rol and tetra.cycline. I'm skipping the PIO shots this time and going with the supps. I'll have to figure out how to stay horizontal for 30 minutes at work during the day somehow. At this point, it just seems easier than the PIO shots. I'm still sore from the last round which was stopped 3 1/2 weeks ago. I've asked two separate nurses how long it takes for the tissue to go back to normal after you stop PIO shots. One told me up to 6 months and the other said up to a year! Crazy.
The nurse is going to check with the doc tomorrow to see if I can do est.race instead of the estrogen patches because of the reaction I've had to the adhesive in the past. If he says yes, she will ask if orally is okay instead of supps, but I'm not getting my hopes up on that one.
All in all, I still can't believe we're here, in this place. Last week was so sucky and today has been so great. I wish last week I could have known where we would be this week and then I could have avoided my freak out. Hindsight, right? Kind of like I wish I could know today that in a matter of months (or maybe a year? Two years? Whenever) we would have a baby. Wouldn't that be great if we could just KNOW it would happen eventually and that way we could just sit back and trust that it will work?
The theme of today's photo is:
I had to post two for this one. One from the beach and one in the mountains. The beach shot is from Maui on our honeymoon in July of 2004. The mountain shot is somewhere west of Crested Butte along Highway 12 around Kebler Pass taken in September 2007.
Today's song is "A Postcard to Nina" by Jens Lekman.