Today’s monitoring went well. Yesterday they were worried about me possible overstimming so they cut the Luveris and decreased Follistim to 75 units. My E2 yesterday was only around 350 so today they weren’t as worried.
My lining grew to 9mm! (Gooo uterus!) And all of my follies grew as well so we’re looking good! (Goooo ovaries!) My largest follie yesterday was 22mm, which is now 23mm. He’s not sure if it’s an old cyst or just a large follie but he’s willing to let that one go for the greater good of the others. My smallest ones yesterday were 6, and today I had nothing under 10. I forgot to get my phone ready so I wasn’t able to record the sizes, but it all sounded great.
Tonight I’m supposed to up my Follistim back to 150 units and add half a vial of Luveris back in as well. I also started Cipro yesterday so I’m all antibiotic-ed up. I have another scan (#3!) tomorrow.
Today I woke up considerably more bloated. The past few days started out normal and got worse as the day progressed. Today I am constantly aware of my ovaries when I walk, bend, sit, stand, or lay down. Plus, I’m nonstop hungry! I ate breakfast and 2 hours later I’m starving again!
On my commute this morning, I overheard a woman offer her seat to a standing mother. The father was already sitting with the child on his lap and the mother was standing holding the collapsed stroller. The mother politely refused the seat and the woman said, “Oh come on. Take it! You gave birth and all!”. For some reason that totally irked me. First of all, giving birth isn’t a right to anything except being a mother. When I pop a baby out of my vagina, I’m not expecting anything from this world. Having a child is an absolute gift and I would give up anything to have it and I would give up any future seat a million times over. And secondly, what if that baby was adopted? I don’t know. Call me sensitive (especially right now), but I was annoyed.
Speaking of commutes, if you’re ever riding the subway and you see a weird girl trying to recline with her eyes closed and taking deep breaths, yawning constantly, it’s probably me and don’t worry – I’m fine. I’m just doing my daily Circle + Bloom meditation.
Thanks for the well wishes and positive thoughts everyone! Xo!