This Friday will be another doctors appointment with bloodwork and an ultrasound. Once these results are in, if everything goes well, we will be going out to Pennsylvania next weekend for the transfer. Did you hear that? That's like a week and a half away. Like many things lately, this doesn't seem real either. I have been preparing for the transfer for a few months now, and now that it is looming on the horizon I can hardly believe it. I am excited to be pregnant again, and more excited to get to know the IPs better as we take this one of a kind journey together.
My current medications are:
Lupron injections, .05cc, which is a very small does that does not cause any adverse side effects. (read: headaches are gone)
Estradiol three times a day- no discernible side effects- between this and the lupron, I believe a little weight gain has occurred.
Doxycyclene, an antibiotic to clean out my system, so no sickness can halt our transfer. My lovely husband is also taking these with me.This is twice a day, and makes my stomach a little upset if I don't eat enough.
Baby aspirin which improves blood flow and possibly improves "stickability" in the uterus.
and Prenatal vitamins- in preparation of course.
I am feeling fine, though I want to eat a lot and have a particular craving for sweets. This could also be enhanced by the fact that I gave up coffee. I used to use that as a dessert of sorts because with stevia or another calorie free sweetener, it was delicious and wouldn't cause weight gain. I did use cream though. I have been off coffee for weeks now, and I have maybe one soda a week, but I have quit that for good as of this week. I have heard caffeine can mess with the fertilized egg's ability to implant, so I want absolutely none anywhere near my system.
I will update when I hear from the clinic after my appointment on Friday. Wish me luck!