Category Archives: progesterone

FRER progression

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So 9dpiui is top(smu) 10dpiui middle, 11dpiui bottom.

This morning I woke up at 3:30 having to pee, and feeling like I was going to puke. What’s up with that? Its entirely too early for morning sickness, I think I over ate last night(we went out to Red robin and I had a delicious Guacamole Bacon Burger to celebrate, but I only ate half…oh and a whole order of their shorty onion rings, and some fries…) But I definitely feel like my digestion and bowel movements have slowed down. I actually felt this way this past weekend as well. I know progesterone can do that, but this is the first time I’ve experienced it. I’m a bit frustrated with my RE’s office making me wait until tomorrow to get my beta done. Actually, I’m  calling right now, and I’m going today. I just explained that tomorrow I can’t do it, and I can’t on Monday. Which isn’t a lie exactly. I could, but I’d have both the boys(an 18 month old and a 3.5 month old) and Joseph would have to take off work to come and sit in the car with them, or I could not work the entire day. Which is ridiculous, so I have to go hop in the shower and LEAVE!!!! yay! so excited!

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When doing the deed hurts…

I’m ovulating. It just so happens that I chose this week to get my butt into gear and start getting fit. I’ve been hitting the gym every morning and I’m SORE. So sore, Joseph has had to physically help my sit up when I’m laying down. I love it.

But what I didn’t predict is how the soreness and muscle exhaustion was going to effect our baby making. I will say I have powered through, but (Buzz’s girlfriend) woof, I hurt.

I am currently debating whether or not to start progesterone. My progesterone is low(I think a 7.9, but I’m too lazy to look it up.) Plus my early miscarriage, I have some so I’m kinda thinking why the heck not?

Also, we’re going out of town this weekend. Specifically to drink German beer and shop for Swedish furniture. It should be wonderful.

Also, a sweet dear friend of my in totally knocked up. In a great happy for them way.

Clomid out…letrazole in.

I went to my baseline ultrasound yesterday, and there were no cysts for me! Woo. That doesn’t meant I don’t have lots of follicles, I have lots of those, but no cysts, so we will be medicating this cycle. She was a bit concerned with what to do because last cycle on clomid (150, 100, 150, 100, 150) I produced 6 follicles, then 2 days later all but one had stalled. so cd 11, I had follicles measuring 18, 16, 15, 15, 14, and 13. Then two days like on cd13, the 18 was now a 26, the 16 was an 18, a 15 was an 18, and the rest were about the same. So even though I had three ovulatable eggs(ovulatable, yep that’s a word) the was definitely the dominant one.

So her concern was that she would have never guessed I would have gone from two eggs on 100 mg, to having 6 on cd11, to having 1-3 on cd 13. So she wasn’t sure what to do. Up the clomid because we’d like the eggs closer in size? keep it the same because we don’t want to risk having 6 ovulatable?

Also my lining on cd11 was a 5.8, on cd13 it was a 6.7. The odd of a successful pregnancy decrease if your uterine lining is below a 7. And each egg you produce(mind you I had 6 total, 3 mature) is supposed to help fluff up your lining, and I was on an estrogen patch which was supposed to help as well. But my lining was still taking a hit.

So with that being said she switched us to letrazole(femara.) Letrazole is actually a breast cancer drug so its used off prescription for infertility. Sometimes insurance won’t cover letrazole, but thankfully ours does. I am taking 7 mg cd4-8. I will start the estrogen patch on cd9, go in for my follicle scan cd11, likely triggering cd11-cd13, with progesterone suppositories (200mg) 3dpo til 14dpo.

Joseph and I had always said we’d finish out clomid, meaning we’d do 6 medicated cycles. Since we weren’t able to continue on with clomid, we are planning to do two medicated cycles on letrazole, and take a from March 2014-January 2015 still. Just a different drug.

Ovulation.

Well I ovulated today. I couldn’t tell necessarily from my body. I was a bit crampy this afternoon, but I’m not sure if that is because of anything. Now the wait begins. I’ll start progesterone on Tuesday, and I’ll start testing out the trigger Wednesday morning.

Joseph didn’t understand why I would test out the trigger instead of waiting until 13-14dpo and testing. Well, besides the fact that I have some weird compulsive desire to pee on sticks. And besides the fact that I just bought like A MILLION wondfo pregnancy tests that are begging for my urine. If I waited until 13-14dpo, I don’t know if I’d entirely believe it. So I will start testing the trigger out 3dpo, my RE said it should be out in a week, but I who knows.

Follicle Scan!!

So this morning I had my follicle scan. I have to say I woke up three different times last night, I just couldn’t sleep because of anticipation. But when it was time to wake up, Joseph and I showered and left the house at 7:30. We stopped by the lab because Joseph had to do some blood work. Then we left for my appt. We got there at 8:40, my appt was fof 9am. On Wednesday my RE has a half day, so they cram in so many patients so apparently she’s always running a bit late on Wednesday. So finally we went back at 9:30 ish. I had my ultrasound, which she used water to lubricate, because the gel lube they have has spermicide in it. She said that she’s had to scoop it out of people who look like they’re getting ready to ovulate! So my lining is 6.4 mm, she said she wants it at 7mm by O, so I’ll keep using estrogen patches til Friday so it’ll keep getting fluffier over the next couple of days. Then came the ovaries.

On my right ovary I could immediately see one big fat follicle. It measured 18mm. She found the next largest one and measured it, it was only 9mm. On my left ovary I had a follicle measure 16mm.

After the ultrasound we talked for a bit in her office. She said she would expect me to get a positive ovulate kit in the next couple of days, but she did give me the trigger shot kit to use on Friday if I haven’t gotten a positive ovulation kit. I am betting I’ll have to use it because I think fertility meds make my body forget to ovulate.

If I ovulate on my own in the next couple of days both the 18mm and 16mm will be released. I’m thinking if I have to trigger on Friday, then that 9mm follie has a chance too. Follicles grow 1-3 mm a day on clomid. So by Friday that 9mm clomid could be 16mm, then apparently the trigger shot “boost” follicle growth, so maybe? I just don’t want to count it out yet.

If I ovulate on my own, I’m suppose to start progesterone suppositories 2 days after O. If I trigger, I’ll start them Tuesday of next week.

The greatest thing about this whole process? Its cd10, and I thinking about ovulating!!! HOLY COW! usually its about 8-10 days until I get to start thinking about ovulating. So this is a huge change.

My OPK from today

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Definitely not positive, but I’m on my way!

Clomid round 3. Post mortem

CD1- I can hardly contain my excitement. Called my RE to get my perscription.

CD2- still really excited.

CD3- picked up prescriptions for 100 mg of clomid, estrogen patches, high dose folic acid, and progesterone suppliments. Took first clomid to night.

Fast forward and today is CD8. Last night was my last clomid pill. Today is my first day on the estrogen patch. I’ve had some hot flashes in the last 36 hours or so. I have also been super emotional. Just down, one minute, and up the next. I’m unpredictable. I suppose these could be considered mood swings, but I’m not being super aggressive or mean to Joseph. But I’m sure he’d love it if I was done crying for a while. Also I have had some blurred vision (which is exacerbated by the fact hat I REFUSE to wear my glasses, I’m going to get contacts next week. <-I just decided that.)

My right ovary is feeling. Yes that’s how I’m describing it. Is feeling. My left is feeling as well, but not as prominent as my right. So maybe that’s like two awesome sized follies on the right, and 1 on the left. I’d take it.

I subbed today which helped pass the day. Tomorrow I’m hanging out with some friends, then FOLLICLE SCAN 9 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING!!! I don’t know why, but it feels like Christmas. Joseph is going to come with me, he’s got to get some blood work done for his own endo appt. So we’ll leave the house early(because he has to fast) get his blood drawn. pick up some breakfast, then go scan some follicles. I imagine that he’ll go back to work, but he did say he may take it off. He always takes off the last two weeks or so of the year, but he still has 2 more days. So he may take one this week. Who knows.

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Here we go baby Michels! Here we go!

Yes, I am chanting for my baby. Lol. The witch showed mid morning today, which I new she would show, but this is the “latest” I’ve ever been and not had a positive pregnancy test, so I was beginning to wonder. It had been 5 days since I had tested on a dollar tree test. So there was an ever so small seedling of doubt. But it was confirmed this morning. Not pregnant. So I literally got back from the bathroom and called my RE, I’m ready to do this. I need to get my script for the other half of my clomid(I still had 1 50mg dose left over from my ob.) I also want to clarify a lot.

I believe it goes like this:

Clomid cd3-7

Estrogen patches cd8-?

Ultrasound for follie check cd 8-12

Ovulating HOPEFULLY cd13 or 14. (she had mentioned something about a trigger, but I’m not sure what.)

Progesterone o-14dpo

I ordered a slew of wondfo OPKS and HPTs today, so hopefully they get here soon. I honestly will probably start POAS at like 8 dpo. mainly bc I have 20 wondfos…I’m so excited!