Day 6 stims update round 2.

 Our first check in appointment, day 6 of stims, went well!

Left 11 Follies Measuring – 11, 11, 11, 10, the last 7 are measuring less than 10

Right 8 Follies Measuring- 12, 11, 10, the last 5 are measuring less than 10

We are happy with these numbers because as you can see below, we have more follicles than we did at this time last cycle.

Day 6 of stims last cycle:

Left 6 Follies Measuring – 10.5, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

Right 8 Follies Measuring- 13.2, 10.5, 11, 10, 11.5, 11, 11, 12

Obviously this is no guarantee that this round will go better than last, however it is encouraging that the increase in medication seems to be working. Some may say it’s in my head but I feel that acupuncture is really helping. Acupuncture has been used for centuries in Chinese culture and  is a  similar to physical therapy in that it is a process-oriented method of medical intervention. Acupuncture is used to increase blood flow to specific areas and I have been getting it for back pain as well as infertility. Historically, it has been likened to tilling the soil before planting the seed.  Makes sense right?  I have noticed a significant decrease in pain in my back so I can only assume it is doing good things for my uterus. It also allows for some quiet time to relax in a dark room and focus on what is presently going on in my life. This process is overwhelming and and although our life is run by shots and Dr. appointments it’s east to let the severity of the situation sit on a back burner. It’s nice to have a set time to pamper myself during the week to reflect on the process and what we are going through.

How many days in: 18
Shots given and amount: Lupron 5IU (first) Gonal-F 112.5IU (second)  Menopur 75IU (last)
Shot time: 9:15
Side effects: Really tired and a headache or two today
Queasy or sick: No
Black and blue: Yes, both sides
Not looking forward to: …nothing 🙂
Looking forward to: Heading out of the city tomorrow to relax with my mom and Keiks.

Adventures in Baking:

I’m not the best baker and I need to get it under control; so I’m starting small with boxed cookies.
Here is what was for dessert tonight…
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I loved them but I think they were a little too out of the box for Mike. 😉
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