Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More eggs than the Easter Bunny!

God has a way of surprising us.

Yesterday I went to Dr. Craig's office for my mid-cycle ultrasound. I had been hoping and praying that I would get good news-that I had some mature follicles that looked hopeful to create a pregnancy. On my last dose of Femara, she had informed me that mid-cycle showed no mature follicles. While I do believe I ovulated (later in my cycle), it just appeared to take a week or so longer than normal, which was good. So this dosage I was hoping would be the magic number. Low and behold, it was...and then some! As I sat there so comfortably during the vaginal ultrasound, I listened to my Dr. count 1...2...3...4...5...6, yes SIX mature follicles that, when I ovulate, could produce SIX fetuses (if you're picturing Kyle and I on the cover of People magazine with our sextuplets, you wouldn't be far off). After I regained consciousness, my Dr. informed me that it would be best to not only NOT try, but to AVOID intercourse altogether for the next week or so (when he expected me to ovulate). While you would think I instantly agreed, the psychotic person in me wanted to take on the odds. After all, he said there would only be a 10-15% chance that I would have a "higher order multiple pregnancy." Once my husband, and several other people, convinced me I would be CRAZY for even considering it, I agreed to begrudgingly wait another month. So, now we are back to playing the waiting game. I know you think I'm nuts for risking our sanity permanently for the rest of our lives and, let's be honest, our happiness as a married couple, but it has been truly AGONIZING waiting patiently week after week for even just the chance at getting pregnant. I do, however, consider this a huge step in the right direction. Next month, my Dr. will adjust my dosage (ie. no more octo-mom possibilities), and from there on out it will hopefully just be a matter of time. :) The great, wonderful, terrific, amazing, fantastic news is that I DO respond well to this fertility drug, and that is a huge relief to know that.

So, for now, we wait. Which at this point, has become the norm. For now, I will leave you with this...

1 comment:

  1. That is GREAT news! I know how bad you want this so I admire you for waiting! Although you would look really good on the cover of US weekly! Love ya!