I had my first monitoring appointment today. W came along so that was nice. The table I was on for the ultrasound decided not to work and raise up so I felt like I was lying on the floor for the exam. It was hard to read the screen but it's nice that my clinic has an online database where I can find all of the info.
I had gotten a message back from the NP as I was pulling into the clinic this morning that the expired Gonal-F was likely no big deal and that the expirations are just a guideline. Can you imagine how much money we all waste by strictly following those guidelines? It blows my mind!
My estradiol level came back today at 469 which is in between what I had for IVF #1 (11 eggs retrieved) and IVF #2 (28 eggs retrieved). That's what I was hoping for. What I didn't expect is that I have more follicles this time at this point than I did last time. I had 4 on the left side (2 x 7 mm, 2 x 9 mm) and 6 on the right side (3 x 7 mm, 2 x 8 mm, and 1 x 9 mm). I am happy with these results. I'm always a little slow to get started, but it's good to know I am chugging along.
So for my giveaway I picked a winner last night with a random number generator. I assigned every comment a number based on what order it came in and the winner was #4 Josey from My Cheap Version of Therapy. Email me and let me know which cover you would like!
Also, JM from Meier Madness got the crap-tastic news today that FET #2 didn't work. My heart breaks for her so I hope you can all find some time to stop by and try to brighten her day a bit if you haven't already.