Three days of stims down! (Or 2.5, really, since my doctor has me split up my meds–Lupron and Menopur in the morning, and Gonal-F 12 hours later at night.) So far so good, although the Menopur burns quite a bit. I’ve read the suggestion to ice first, but I hate icing even more than the Menopur burn, so I skip it. (Plus icing would add another 5-10 minutes to my pre-work routine…) Is it crazy to think that I’m feeling ovarian activity already? I feel additional bloating and twinges down there. But perhaps it’s all a placebo effect or my imagination or both. Anyway, I have my first check tomorrow–estradiol only–and we’ll see how things are going and whether I need to adjust my dosages. As I’ve said before, I’m nervous about how low my Gonal-F dosage is and I’m afraid I won’t respond. But I am crossing my fingers that I am responding or that if I’m not, they can adjust and things will pick up quickly. I do trust my doctor but it’s hard not to read about others and compare. However, I know that most others don’t have the sky-high AMH and AFC that I do.
In non-infertility news, we had a nice and low-key weekend. We saw a friend’s new baby, which I was surprisingly okay with–she’s a wonderful friend (and my oldest friend in the world–our mothers were friends while they were pregnant with us!) and has been married 9 years, so it seems more like her “turn.” She also already has a wonderful 3 year-old son. On the other hand, she told me that her brother and his wife–who got married the same day that C and I did–are expecting this month, and that was much harder to hear. C always gets irritated with me when I say things like “they beat us” because “it isn’t a race.” But I think all of you know that it definitely feels like it. 🙂