Friday, July 12, 2013

First Ultrasound

I have my calendar and am set to go.  It is a lot of information to take in but it could be more complicated.  I had a bit of a freak out since I know a few girls who have had to take quite a few more meds to get started before transfer.  I have been really spoiled and have to take one shot twice a week in the rear before I start the PIO shots a week prior to transfer.  I was worried that it wouldn't be enough to get my lining to where they would want it.  After talking to my surrogate sisters I felt loads better and I'm just going to count my blessings that it is less I have to try and remember. :)

So the Reproduction Care Center in Sandy, Utah was amazing and were so sweet when I showed up.  They had gotten my IM's information the day before and so I just had to show up and go from there.  I had talked to them the previous day and they took some of my information then.  When I showed up I had to sign a couple forms and that was it.

I got undressed for the ultrasound and the doctor and nurse both came in.  The doctor was so nice and chatted a bit before he got started.  This appointment he checked my lining to see what it is prior to starting meds, my lining was at a little over 7 mm which is awesome I hear.  He then checked my ovaries and follicles.  I had 8 follicles on the right and only 4 on the left.  Absolutely no cysts on my ovaries which is a great sign.  I really believe even more so that this is what I'm supposed to be doing and God is making that happen.  I am prone to cysts so it is a miracle to me that I haven't had one since I started this process over a year ago.  The doctor said everything looked great for me to move forward with being a carrier.

The doctor did say that with my left ovary being a bit on the small side and only having 4 follicles he was a little concerned for my egg supply.  Before this appointment I have honestly thought about doing an egg retrieval on myself and freezing my eggs because I have no idea how old I'll be when I get remarried and want to still be able to have more of my own babies.  After I cycle through this journey I will be returning but as a patient to figure out what my egg count is at and go from there.  It did make me a little worried but then I know it is very possible for women to have more babies on one good ovary.

I had a sad moment about my ovary and my sweet IM made me feel so much better.  I really am grateful for the friendship with this family.  I can't wait to help them add to their kids!

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