He likes to say that I am in the rare one to two percentile category on the bell curve, which I guess is kinda flattering, maybe. He also has a sister, Nancy, who had a baby naturally (!!!!) at age forty-seven, so you might say he knows that crazy miracles can happen.
- I just finished five days of letro.zole (Fem.ara), and not a moment too soon. I swear I had a low-grade headache nonstop for all five days. I don't remember any side effects from last time, but then again, I can't deny that I'm getting older...
- I did my first Folli.stim injection tonight, and it wasn't too bad at all. Thank goodness I had a video to follow along with. The injections 101 appointment with the nurse at my RE's office took a full hour and a half, probably because although she had watched the injections process taught to someone else, she had never done the teaching by herself before. It all worked out fine because we just went over the instructions booklet together, but holy buckets, that appointment was long. I have two more injections tomorrow evening and Sunday evening.
- My next ultrasound appointment is bright and early Monday morning. He's going to check the state of my follicles, and decide when I should do the Ovi.drel shot to trigger ovulation. Insem day might actually be this coming week! Yikes!
- I turned forty-four on the eighth of this month. Great birthday, but sobering as well, considering what a long shot this is. But somehow I feel really, really hopeful, too. I don't know why.
It's going to be a very, very sad day for me if it doesn't work. But I also know that I'll just be sad and move on, because I am lucky enough to have the world's most awesome 3.5 year old girl who brightens up every little corner of my world. And that's no small thing.
(Another post all about her is coming soon.)
Here is a pic of my beautiful new niece, Piper Rose, whose one-month birthday is this Tuesday, October 22nd: