Today was a busy day. First, I went to Portland for Sis's stim check ultrasound and my lining check. Then I drove to Corvallis for the Civil War football game between the Oregon State Beavers and the U of O Ducks. I happen to live in the middle between Portland and Corvallis, which are about 2 hours apart. I spent a lot of time driving today.
What a difference a day makes! With the help of those little blue pills (see yesterday's post ). My lining was at a 7.4 just yesterday. Today it is at a 9.4! The extra 2 doses of Estrace made a world of difference. Dr. Wu said I am ready to go, just need to wait for egg retrieval. Also good news is that I am NOT being charged for the ultrasound because she was just sneaking me in on my sister's appointment. Yay!
Now for the update on the eggs. There are 10 large eggs, but one of them has jumped ahead of the other nine. So that larger one will probably end up being over ripe since it is so far ahead of the others, but the other nine look good. In the interest of getting the most mature eggs possible (that are not over ripe) Dr. Wu said we will need to let that one go. Sis also has several smaller eggs in there as well, but they haven't joined the race yet.
Sis will start the Ganerelix and Microdose HCG injections tonight, along with the Menopur and Follistim she has been doing. So one injection in the morning (Follistim) and the other three in the evening. Have I mentioned how awesome I think it is that my sister is doing this for me? She is putting herself through the torture of giving herself shots and dealing with the hormonal stuff that goes along with that. Then she will be sedated, so she can have her eggs sucked out with a catheter and a needle. Her and her husband are abstaining, just in case, so they don't take the risk of getting pregnant during this process. Especially with so many eggs! They don't want to end up pregnant with some insane number since she has so many eggs at the moment. Also, wouldn't it be horrible if they got pregnant right now, when she is actually trying to help US get pregnant? So with that said, I cannot express my gratitude enough for her doing this for me. I think it's pretty amazing. I will especially think so if we do end up pregnant and go on to have a healthy baby!
Her next appointment is Monday. I am guessing the egg retrieval day to be sometime between Wednesday and Friday. Gah! I'm so excited!
Then...the football game. Hubby and I are huge Oregon State Beaver fans. We've been supporters even through their rough years. Last year was one of those rough years going 3-9 (ouch!), so there was low expectations going into this season. However, the Beavs came out on FIRE winning the first 6 games of the season. And then we lost to Washington. And then we lost to Stanford. Sigh...
While we were suffering through last year's losing season, our neighbors to the South (U of O) were playing in the National Championship. If you follow college football at all, you know they have been ranked somewhere in the top 3 all this year as well.
There is a HUGE rivalry between Oregon State and U of O. How could there not be with two major universities within 45 minutes of each other? There is so much hype going into the Civil War. Major smack talking takes place all season, but especially the week of Civil War.
Unfortunately, I am sad to say, that the Ducks won again. For the 5th year in a row. It started out as a good game. But then the Beavers totally fell apart in the 3rd quarter, with two interceptions and two fumbles in the second half. Ugg! Now, us Beaver fans will have to spend the next year, once again, hearing how great the Ducks are. Again, ugg. (heavy sigh)
At least our record is 8-3 this year and we will be going to a Bowl game. I guess it could have been worse.