The ultrasound yesterday morning showed nice, healthy ovaries and a good, thick lining. That was good news. There was a little concern about how mangled her ovaries might be after the follicle reduction. If they hadn’t healed as well as they did (hooray!), there was a chance that we might not have been able to go forward with this round. We had a blood draw after the ultrasound and I learned how to do the progesterone injections. Yup! I’m the needle girl for this round. I’m not happy about this role, but I guess expecting the wife to inject progesterone into her own back end is a little unreasonable.
The office called later in the afternoon with the blood results and it looks like we need a little more time with the estrogen before we get going. Her estrogen levels aren’t as high as they would like, so we’re going to hold off on the egg thaw/progesterone shot until Tuesday. Then the fun begins. I’m trying to talk myself into being confident about this whole needle thing. At least I’ve got a few days…..
Now that the ovaries and the lining looks good, it’s time to send good energy to our little frozen eggs. We froze 9 and hopefully we’ll have a good number that thaw well. I don’t even know what a good number would be, but ultimately we need one embryo. That’s all we need. Man do I hope we get it. If we do…… the transfer will be Labor Day. For now, one step at a time.