Well, I'm home! Yesterday was my trip out to see "I" and go to the clinic! I left my house at 7am and got on a plane to go and everything went off without a hitch. I felt a little under-dressed at the airport though, Monday mornings are full of business men and women in suits, and there I was in jeans and tennis shoes!
IM and I met up at the airport and went to her house for a little bit before going to lunch at a Mexican food place... hehehe baaaaaaaad idea before going to the RE. BAD. Don't do it. My tummy was rumbling during the appointment so bad! (And I say this while laughing about it, so while it's funny, this is probably a tip to remember ;) )
"I" and I talked a lot and had a ton of fun. We have so much in common and I can't wait to go back for transfer!
Our appointment was at 1:30... I didn't go to the restroom after lunch because I knew my bladder needed to be somewhat full. I filled out the paperwork and met with the coordinator and then went into the ultrasound room and waited for them to get started. And waited. And waited. I fell asleep! It was more than half hour before they finally came in. (I still had to go to the bathroom!) FINALLY they did the ultrasound and everything they needed to do. I heard the word "Perfect!" at least twice in that room. Then I finally got to empty bladder and went to do the hysteroscopy and mock transfer, where I again heard the word "Perfect!" at least three times. It was VERY encouraging and I love the Dr.
After we were done IM and I were getting the calendar with the coordinator and he came in to see her (she has two prev surro babies also done at his clinic) and he used that "P" word again. Way to set the expectations!
I am to start Lupron on my birthday (May 2nd), and then we'll go from there and have a transfer on June 2nd!
This protocol calls for Lupron, Estrogen and PIO. My last transfer I did the estrogen via injection, however this one is via oral medication which increase as the calendar goes on.
I'm really looking forward to this cycle and working with my IM. She's a blast!
Unfortunately our day was cut short when I realized almost right after the appointment that I had to get back to the airport really quickly. We didn't expect the appointment to go til almost 4:30 and thought we had more time. I got to the airport about an hour before boarding time and ate dinner and played on my phone. We boarded the plane (which was pretty empty = only 30 people) and then we were set to take off... but then they made us come back to the gate for mechanical issues. After about 2.5 hours the flight was finally canceled.
I was going to go stay at IMs house to go back to the airport this morning but was able to get a 6am flight out and would have had to have IM take me at 4:30AM to the airport. I didn't want to do that to her, so I took the hotel the airline offered because it was in walking distance of the airport. We had to arrange child drop offs this morning because it's a BIG day at my hubby's work and if he didnt get there on time he'd have been fired. I'm so thankful for helpful friends, otherwise, this morning would NOT have been good. The flight home was full of sleepy people from last night and tons of businessmen. However, right behind me was a man who was coughing non stop. I'm so glad for the antibiotic the clinic has me on!
I'm glad to be home finally, it was very frustrating last night. I'm also glad we didn't get in the air with mechanical problems. Not to mention my phone died at the airport last night, I used someones charger to be able to arrange childcare, and it died when I got to the hotel. I used his charger again really quick before the flight this morning and was able to coordinate my pick up time right before it died again.
Today is my little one's 5th birthday, and I'm so glad I was home in time to give him a hug when he got home from school.
Ending today's post with a short prayer:
Father God you are so awesome! Thank you for matching me up with someone so fun and who I have a lot in common with and can talk easily with. Yesterday couldn't have gone better as far as meeting her and going to the clinic went. I'm so excited to see what you have in store for us all in the coming months. I ask you to keep your hands in everything we do in the coming months, protect us, guide us, and most of all Father, ready me to be the vessel that brings this family another baby. Help keep us focused on you, no matter the outcome. Let the medicines do their job exactly as needed and guide the doctors and nurses in their part in all of this. I'm so thankful I get to work with this couple and so thankful I can serve you in this way. It's all for you, Jesus. Amen!