Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ICLW, Follicle Update, and an HSG dilemma.

Welcome ICLW!!! Feel free to look around and make yourself at home. You can find our infertility story by clicking here. Right now we are on our first cycle while trying to conceive #2. We are doing Gonal-F and timed intercourse. Fingers crossed this works and I don't have to do IVF again.

So I had another appointment with my RE today. Things are looking really good. I have 4 follicles. They measure 14mm, 13mm, 12mm, and 11mm. They are not sure if the 12 and 11 will catch up by the time we trigger, but I am A-OK with that. Ever since I had London, the idea of multiples scares me to death. Twins, I could do, but it would be VERY hard, especially with a 2 year old running around. However, just the idea of triplets makes me break into a cold sweat. Needless to say, I am very happy that only 2 of my eggs look like they will mature this month.

So I was talking to my Dr today and they have decided that they want to do a HSG on Friday (if I am not already ready to trigger). This really complicates my life. I had a HSG done 3 years ago and everything was clear and it obviously did not help me get pregnant. Now I know once you have a baby things change. I do probably need to have this done again, but it's just that I don't have the time. Mike is going to be out of town on Friday (he will be back on Saturday, so even if we have to trigger he will be home in time to supply "the goods"). So it will just be me and London. The HSG would be done during his nap time, so I can't really leave him over at the baby sitters house. In case you don't know, nap time is SACRED!! He won't really nap anywhere but at home, and my babysitter has a baby his same age with the same nap schedule so asking her to come here is out of the question. I don't know what to do. On one hand, I hope that I am ready to trigger on Friday just so I don't have to mess with the HSG, but on the other hand it would be nice to go ahead and get it over with this month.  Part of me is using the baby sitter thing as an excuse because honestly I don't want to do another HSG. It's not its a painful or hard procedure. I think deep down its just one more thing that reminds me of how stressed I was last time. As I have mentioned here probably a million times, I'm petrified of feeling all of those emotions again. I hate the idea of Mike not being there too. Last time I didn't really need him, but it was just nice to have some support while I was there. *As I read back over this, it all just sounds like a bunch of excuses to me. I really should just go ahead and do the HSG*

Anyway...Tomorrow is the last day to enter my What's For Dinner Contest! I have had quite a few emailed to me as well as added to the comments. I am really liking all of these ideas. I already have a front runner, so bring your best recipes and enter!!

7 comments:

Adventures in Baby Waiting said...

Oh good luck with the whole HSG/schedule thing. If I lived close I would babysit a napping baby! Can't wait to see some blog entries on the recipe contest!

Trinity said...

Happy ICLW! And thanks for the super kind words on my blog! ;)

Ugh, I hated every second of the HSG, more than any other diagnostic thing I had done in the last six months in the name of IF. Buuuuut, it could maybe give some good insight, right?

Keep up the good work, follies!

Erin said...

Go follies go!!!

Crossed Fingers said...

That's awesome news about the follies, I hope you're able to Trigger when you hope. As for the HSG, it might help, it might not. Your doctor obviously hopes it will help or he wouldn't perform another one right? Best of luck!

ICLW #119

Kristin said...

Good luck with this cycle and all the scheduling issues. I hope it works!

~ICLW

BTW, I submitted a couple of recipes.

-K said...

It'll work out, hang in there. Cutie kiddo by the way. Great blog, can't wait to read more. I'm your newest follower from IComLeavWe.

-K
http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

Dr. Edward Ramirez, MD, FACOG said...

Good luck with your trigger today! Hope that all goes well with your timed ovulation cycle...you have the advantage of knowing that you can get pregnant, so I think it's only a matter of time! Stop by my blog if you'd like more info on IF...ICLW#7

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