It has been a very interesting and tiring week! I started taking the stimulating hormones Follistim and Menopur last Thursday. I talked more about that in the last post, if you missed it catch up here. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (the pages are linked here) you have seen some things that were going on this week. I tried not to get into too much detail until I could put up this blog post.
So here we are 10 days after my first stimulating shot and 2 days after my last. 🙂 As I had mentioned in the post last week my first Menopur shot HURT. After that first night we decided I would numb my stomach before the shot, and boy does that make the world of a difference!! Nothing much happened Thursday-Sunday other than my ovaries starting to hurt. I went in for ultrasounds and blood work 3 times this past week, unfortunately I had to do two different appointments each day.
Baseline Estradiol was a 16 and the office did say that anything under 70 is what they like to see. So that was good news.
Monday: My E2 level was 102 and the endometrial lining was at a 7 which was good for the day that we were on. For my left ovary I had 4 follicles growing, there was 1.0 cm, 1.2 cm, .6c m and .6 cm. For the right we had three, there was 1.0 cm, 1.0 cm, and .8 cm. We were off to a decent start after 4 days of the hormones.
Wednesday: My E2 level was 215 and the endometrial lining was now a 9. This time on our left ovary we had 1.0 cm, 1.1 cm, and 1.0 cm. The right had 1.6 cm, and three that were under .7 cm. After this appointment I was very upset that I wasn’t responding like I would have hoped. I have tried this entire cycle to not let my hopes get up because I knew that if it ends and we aren’t pregnant it will be easier to deal with. After this appointment however I was extremely negative!
Friday: I am not sure what my E2 levels were because this day went much differently than the other two. I went in to my appointment at 7:30 am and as I was having my blood taken my doctor walked by, saw me and told the nurse to go ahead and get the room ready, they were going to do the scan right then! My endometrial lining was at an 11 and my doctor was very happy about that! My left ovary had a 1.6 cm, 1.7 cm, 1.7 cm and the right has 2.1 cm, 1.2 cm, and 4 that are less than a 1.0 cm. After that scan my doctor gave me the go ahead to trigger that night! I was soo happy for so many different reasons. 1. I was done with those gawsh aweful shots! 2. I had at least one follicle in each ovary which was one of the things I want to happen this cycle! 3. I had 4 follicles that would be mature and my doctor thinks will release eggs if they all contain them!
Friday night at about 8:15 we did the trigger shot. I have had a trigger shot done once before, but it was done by a nurse. I was nervous about this shot because it was the first shot my husband would be giving me that we needed to hit a muscle, D wasn’t nervous at all! The minute he stuck that shot in I was able to tell him that he did a perfect job, I felt that needle the minute he hit the muscle!
So here we are 1 day after the trigger shot! It was VERY weird to wake up and not have to give myself the shot I have been giving myself for the last 3 weeks. I also took a pregnancy test, you know I have to make sure the trigger shot worked right? 😛 So now we wait!
Please keep your fingers crossed, pray for us, keep us in your thoughts or whatever you believe in doing!
I don’t know much about what the numbers for the Estradiol test should look like, so if anyone has any insight on that feel free to comment or email me!