Monday, July 12, 2010

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

So, it's not quite that dramatic, but we have overcome some pretty nice obstacles to get to this point. We are one month and four days away from our transfer!!! :) The ultrasound tech/doc took another look at my loverly lining and it was around 11cms. That's a good number apparently!! My morning and evening Estrace is working quite nicely. :) I am learning that I'm still having to stay on top of the NC at the RE's office. I called her twice to confirm my ultrasound appt. and she said she had it written down. I got to the imaging center and they didn't have doc's orders, which they are a stickler for, and it was after 5. I live in a small town, so it wasn't as if I could go the next day and the next week was out because I'm the only one in the office in my dept. all this week. So, I text my other contact there, she says she'll try in the morning. That won't do so I call the call center and get them to page Dr. C since they'll take a verbal authorization/order and I feel like a tool for doing this, but I just simply cannot afford to have this cycle messed up. IM and IF are counting on me and I did tell IM we were a, I did my Hail Mary (and please don't tell me if I used the football analogy the wrong way! haha) play and Dr. C, great Doc that he is, calls it in a few minutes later and I'm one with my ultrasound and the rest of my evening of dinner and a movie with friends! (Eclipse, in case you were wondering.....swoon at Jacob/Taylor Lautner....and yes, I realize that makes me a cougar although I'm told I have 5 years left until I am really one...I can't help it! I really wish they would make him put his shirt back on!)

I should be getting a nice box of meds this week. I start Loopy Lupron this week (Friday) and then we're on countdown until the transfer. I need to get a couple of things ordered for my trip and then I'll be ready to head to Dallas and get knocked up! :)

I haven't written about the weight loss aspect of this journey in a while but I'm proud to say that I'm down a couple of pounds. It's not really that much of an achievement unless you consider not gaining part of the success. Add 2 weeks of bloat-causing hormones to that and it actually is a nice notch in my belt...I've been going to the gym and walking/jogging to try and keep off any IVF weight gain. I certainly cannot be any heavier at transfer, but at this rate, I'll be a little lighter! :) I'm coming into this pregnancy 15 lbs. lighter than I was going into my last and being that it ended in February, I'm fine with those numbers.

So, all in all, things are going well. The IPs have all kinds of crazy things going on with their lives such as moving, school, work, etc. so they've had their plates pretty full these past few weeks. Luckily, they have Wonder Surro on their side!


Heather said...

Oh GAWD she is hideous!! LOL!

TXSurromom said...

You see what I did there? I gave your eyes a little treat and then I punished them for being bad.

MrsKnight said...


Good for you for choosing to page the doc for your ultrasound. I'm sure he agrees that it was the right thing to do.

Heidi said...

Good for you! I absolutely agree with everything you did "wonder-surro"...well, everthing except comment about Jacob/Taylor putting his shirt back on. He's such a cutie pie! =)

Mama K said...

I'm with Heidi. Jacob/Taylor needs to keep his shirt OFF, for like ever!!!!!

p.s. that last picture is disturbing. LOL

TXSurromom said...

But y'all....I am 9 years his senior! I could've been his babysitter! LOL He does NOT look 18 though! :)

Also, I apparently am supposed to be on Provera, but the NC forgot to order it for me. I'm supposed to start taking it tonight and it wasn't at the pharmacy when I went at 7:30! LOL I'm telling ya, IM is not a happy camper!! LOL This is the second time that's happened! Can I put my nagging cap back on???? :D