Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Difference a Day Makes

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.

16 comments:

  1. Stopping by from ICLW. That is a good number of eggs. Hope everything works out the way you want it to.

    Jessah
    www.dreamingofdimples.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jessica! We've got our fingers crossed for good embabies!

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  2. Here from ICLW! That's a good number of eggs! Your lining sounds excellent too. It's looking good! Fingers crossed for you!

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    1. Thank you! I visited your blog and tried to leave a comment there. I'm not blogging under word press and would rather not leave a comment logged into facebook under my entire name. Do you happen to know if there is a way I can comment otherwise? I would love to share dialog on your blog, but as I am with blogspot instead of wordpress, I don't know if this is an option. I am new to this whole blogging thing.

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    2. Okay, I figured it out. I'm such a novice. Feel a little dumb actually, but that is okay. lol moving on!

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  3. Hi from a New Zealand ICLWer! Wow your sister is amazing. What a sweet wonderful thing to do for you. The best gift possible. I'm gay and my wife's brother is our donor, it's going to be amazing to have a child that has my DNA and as close to my wife's as we can possibly have. Your baby will be the same wit your husband and your sisters DNA.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck to you and your wife. How awesome is it that we were blessed with such amazing family :)

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  4. Just remember, if the situations were reversed you'd do the same for her. You must be a great sister if she's willing to do this for you. My sister handled the whole process really well and since she didn't have a transfer she bounced back quickly. I'm sure your sister will do great! Sending positive vibes your way

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I'd do just about anything for my sister as well. It is so great to know someone else who is going through the same process with their sister. Thank you for sharing on your blog.

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  5. Your relationship with your sister is inspirational. I'm so happy to hear that everything is on track for the retrieval and eventual transfer! My fingers are crossed for all the best.

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    1. Aww, thank you. I feel very blessed to be so close with my sister. We didn't used to be!! lol

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  6. How I love a good football game, watched some of the Oregon State v Oregon game too :)

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  7. So excited for your sister's retrieval and your transfer! Fingers crossed for you!

    (I also blog at Life As I Know It, even though it isn't listed. :) )

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