Thursday, April 19, 2012

Points for Me!

Today, I didn't puke while brushing my teeth, like I did yesterday!

That is all.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Feline Sixth Sense?

So, since the time I came home from embryo transfer on Feb. 10th, my cat has been my best friend.  Now, mind you, I do have a cat that is very much a "people cat."  She will go to whatever room or floor of the house that you are in.  She likes to see what you're doing.  She will rub up against you and even jump up in your lap if you are sitting in the sun or have a nice warm blanket on your lap.  At night, she usually comes up to our room and will sleep on a dresser.  She is by no means the stand-offish cat that some people have.  However, she has been glued to me ever since embryo transfer...

As soon as I came home and laid on the couch on transfer day, she hopped up onto my lap and laid on my abdomen that entire weekend I was on bedrest.  If I'd get up to go to the bathroom, she'd wait for me and jump right back up onto my lap as soon as I returned to the couch.  And she's also taken to sleeping on the bed in between Hubby and me. 

I think my cat knew.  Is that crazy?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

We Have a Heartbeat!

Monday, March 12th was my 1st OB appointment.  I wasn't supposed to have it for another week and a half, but the spotting deemed an earlier appointment necessary.

I was taken to the room where I had always had ultrasounds to make sure my ovaries were "quiet" before we began stims and also where we had counted and measured growing follicles during both rounds of fresh IVF.  Dr. Larry King came in, asked a couple questions about the spotting, and went right to work hooking up the ultrasound machine.

And then we got to see the most precious thing I've ever seen.  There was a little blob.  The Doc allowed Hubby to take a little video on his phone of him/her.  Then we got to hear the heartbeat - squish squish squish - 138bpm.  Music to my ears.  A weight had certainly been lifted!  Doc measured our little blob and it was measuring right on time at 6w1d.  He also took the time to look around at my ovaries and tubes, finding no reason for spotting.  He finally just said that it may be something that I do for a bit - that he's astonished more women don't spot given all that is going on in there.  Well, I guess that's one way to look at it...  He said that they think my due date will be Oct. 29th - and then he said that he would send all my files to my Doc here in town and good luck...

And with that he shook Hubby's hand and walked away down the hall.

That's it? 

I felt bad that I didn't give him some giant bear hug or thank him more profusely for the hand he had in our little miracle.  (One of the IVF Nurses came rushing down the hall asking if that was our ultrasound on the screen of the room she was just cleaning up, gave us a hug, and just about cried.  She, as well as the rest of the staff, are awesome.)  I figured that I'd remain his patient through the 1st trimester till I was done with the Progesterone and Estradiol shots that he prescribed.  I had no idea this may be the last time that I see him and his least for a while.  I left, kind of stunned.  I guess his work is done!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Drug Saga Finally Resolved...For Now

I got ahold of my IVF Nurse on Sun., March 11th  - they happened to be in doing a procedure early that morning and I caught them.  I explained what had happened with my meds with stupid BioScrip and asked what to do about my lack of progesterone suppositories.  She said that I was fine to substitute a shot for the suppository.  I also asked if it would be detrimental if the suppositories were not refrigerated for the weekend - the shipments that had arrived before had clearly been marked as a refrigerated product and even were shipped with ice packs.  She assured me that they would be fine - the refrigeration is merely to help them keep their shape.  She said if they were soft that they could easily be put back into the fridge to regain the shape - that being warm will not actually hurt the drug compound at all.

She went on to state that if I have any more problems I'm to tell them - they are more than willing to call the insurance company to explain that I'm not getting adequate care from the pharmacy which they make me use.  I thanked her, breathed a little sigh of relief about substituting a shot for a suppository, and went about my day.

I had more spotting today - dark red and more than just a little.  I kept reminding myself that I had no major cramping with it and the blood was not bright red.  Just tried to keep calm till my ultrasound the next day.