I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We sure did! Thursday, we went to Andy’s family gathering here in town. Totally gorged ourselves, Omg. Andy’s older sister is an amazing cook! Friday, I had to work, but it wasn’t too bad. I would have rather slept off my turkey coma though. 😉 Saturday, we went out of town to visit my side of the family. Ate too much yummy food again – ha! We tried to fit in seeing everyone that we could. I love getting to see all my beautiful nieces and nephews (11 of them!) – they fill my heart with so much joy…and also a little sadness that we don’t have kids to bring along yet.
Me, playing with my sweet niece, Karstin (age 1)
My family asked about my fertility treatments. They don’t seem to say anything inappropriate anymore, which is nice. It used to always be dumb questions/comments, joke about it, or they would tell me to “relax”, or “it’ll happen when you least expect it/when it’s meant to be” – that kind of stuff. Now they listen, ask questions that make sense (they are really trying to learn and understand), and let me know they’re praying for us. I almost started crying talking about everything. They do make me feel loved, and I could sense the seriousness and concern they felt. I’m thankful that they realize we have serious medical issues to overcome, and it’s not easy for us. I’m also so thankful that I have educated them!
How does your family act? Do they know about your infertility?
I hope all you crazy Black Friday shoppers did okay! I have never done it, and I doubt I ever will. No offense to anyone who does, but I have far too much anxiety to be amongst big, crazy crowds like that. They way people act freak me out, too. Good deals are amazing, but Gahhhh. 😛
Did you go shopping? If so, how did it go?
Saturday morning was my 2nd follicle scan. I can’t believe it – all SIX follicles from Wednesday are STILL growing!!! Woohoo!!! Most of them were around 8mm Wednesday, so in 3 days they grew and average of about 4-5mm. I continued my FSH injections Saturday & today, then trigger tomorrow (Monday morning). My doctor is very pleased with my response. She said she’s happy to see my stimming more slowly this time around. Thank you, birth control pills! Oh, and my lining is perfect at 9mm.
- Right ovary – 17mm, 12.5mm, 13.5mm, 13mm
(Was – 11.5mm, 8mm, 8.5mm, 8mm)
- Left ovary – 18mm, 13mm
(Was – 12mm, 9mm)