My protocol was:
- BCPs for-evah...
- Add 10 units of Lupron for a couple of days...
- Drop it down to 5 units of Lupron for awhile...
So anyway, Lupron for awhile (plus Dexamethasone in the morning, for fun and energy) and then Monday we started these periodic "E2V" IM injections. Do not ask me what that's for - I guess it's just to throw some estrogen in there to make my lining shiny since my ovaries are all suppressed and stuff, given the weeks and weeks of Lupron. The first of these shots was Monday and the next one will be tomorrow evening. Then I do another on Monday (the 7th) and on Thursday (the 10th). Then I await further instructions. I imagine those instructions will involve the Z-pak and, at some point, the PIO in my cabinet and the Ovidrel in my refrigerator.
Transfer is tentatively set for Tuesday the 15th. The only thing that could mess it up is if my lining acts weird.
I had a random transvag u/s yesterday. I guess it was just to make sure I didn't develop a giant cyst or polyp or something over the last month. I told Dr. A our plan for the thaw:
- Slow-thaw 2 (of 6) blasts the morning of 6/15.
- If both survive, transfer them.
- If they don't survive, quick-thaw 2 more and transfer those 2.
But then he said, "What if only one survives? Do we still thaw 2 more?"
Drat! I hadn't thought of that! So, Forest and I talked about it and decided that, if only one survives, that is what we'll do: thaw 2 more and transfer all three. YIKES, right? But I guess the chances for triplets in that situation are pretty slim. Forest would seriously freak the heck out if we had triplets. But surely he'd get used to it, right?
Anyway, I will now stop counting my blastocysts before they thaw.
I guess I think the FET is weird because it's so sloooowwwww. There's not as much to obsess over. No follicle counts, no exciting yet scary E2 numbers, no threat of OHSS, no hormone-fueled excursions into the crazy recesses of my mind, no fear that the eggs won't be mature, no fear that the eggs won't fertilize, no fear that the embryos will stop dividing. Just thumb-twiddling mostly.
But on the cool side, I am FET-ing at roughly the same time as IF blog royalty. And Cindy posted some totally nom-able pictures of her (for realz) seriously adorable baby, which makes the whole Internet happy :)
Also, Lis put it perfectly when she marveled at how cool it would be if her upcoming FET works and she brings home a baby from the same batch of blasts as his sisters. That would be truly, truly cool indeed! I hope that one of Jack's pack makes it into our arms too.