Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FET#1 - Onto the Next Phase

I'm making good progress on the FET, but of course not without some drama from AF.

After stopping BCP, I'm supposed to wait for AF. Once she arrives, that is considered cd1. Then on cd3, I'm to start estrogen patches which will make my lining nice and fluffy. Because I was on BCP and Lupron (which basically shutdown my hormones), I had no idea what to expect from AF.

I had 2.5 days of red spotting and that was it. I had no idea if that was AF or if she was still to come. If she was still to come, I had no problem waiting. The problem was that if the spotting was considered AF, then I was already late starting the patches. After leaving my nurse a couple of messages asking what to do, I finally heard back yesterday. She said it's not uncommon for AF to be very light when the hormones are suppressed and to consider this AF. She told me to start patches, reduce the Lupron from 10iu to 5iu and start baby aspirin.

I ran and slapped on a patch and swallowed a baby aspirin as fast as I could. I'm amazed at how much better I feel already getting some hormones back in my system. The headaches have disappeared too, thank God!

I'm starting to get excited about our Lucky Seven, mixed with a dash of anxiety. If you missed my previous post, our embryo was labeled #7 by the lab, therefore we refer to it as our Lucky Seven. Part of me doesn't even want to transfer it because as long as it's frozen, I have hope. As soon as they transfer it, that's it, I either become overwhelmingly happy or the exact opposite. Dear uterus, please accept my little embryo! I have an appt coming up soon to help me through this fear and anxiety, but I'll save that for another post.

Seven has become quite the happy number in our family. Kerry and I have had this little thing between us for years where every time one leaves or when we go to sleep, we give each other 3 peck kisses. I have no idea how this came about, but we're both anal about it, it has to be 3. Last week before we went to sleep, we leaned in and gave each other 7 kisses, neither of us knew the other was going to do this. We just grinned and now it has to be 7 every time and always ends with us grinning ear to ear. Yes, we're weird!

The other day my mom calls me unbelievably excited, I could barely understand her she was so excited. She looks for 7 everywhere she goes. Apparently she looked in her side mirror and the truck behind her had a huge 7 on it taking up the entire grill. It was encased inside a blue circle. She yells, I saw 7 and it's going to be a boy! I love how excited she is for us. Oh and she's as weird as us.

2w5d until we transfer! I'm continuing the acupuncture, eating healthy and exercising. The stress level is coming down nicely, now I just need to find a way to keep it down. OMG, it's going to be here before I know it! Dear Seven, I'll be there soon, can't wait to bring you home!


  1. Ohhhhhh.....I'm sooooo excited for you guys....that's sweet about the "7 kisses"....too funny that my mom and dad have the "3 peck" thing going on that you guys did...LOL

    I'd be soooo excited if that #7 of yours was a boy....then my boys would both have your little guy to play with:-)

    love you girlfriend!

  2. Good luck Jill! So excited for you! When is your tentative transfer?

  3. Thanks girls! Nikki, tenative transfer is Aug 10.

  4. Yay for Lucky Seven! You'll be there soooo soon!!!

  5. Yeah, Jill-- seven is MY favorite/lucky number, too! I was born 7-31-77, my address growing up was 727, my last four of my phone # growing up was 4717, my SSN has 3 sevens in it. :0) Yep, it's the best number there is!
    Praying for you, Kerry and lucky #7 baby!!!
    The Other Jill

  6. I LOVE that this is lucky number 7 for you too! It is a great number! (worked for us). I'm glad you got to start the patches and you are on your way!!!

  7. Same thing happened to me! I called the dr and was like, "Um, I might have had my period?" Glad you're feeling better!

  8. How cute are you guys? I love it!

    C'mon lining, get nice and fluffy and make a comfy home for Mr. L. Seven.

  9. I just love you Jill, and cannot wait for you to bring your lucky little #7 home with you too!! (((HUGS))) and best wishes sweetheart!!

  10. I guess we could take 7 loops on the big coaster. Might not take your stress level down, but would sure take your mind off of it for a bit. LOL

    Love you


  11. Oh and I hate to dissapoint your Mom but I'm going to have a niece.

    You know who

  12. Hi... glad things are going well... it doesnt matter to me if it's a boy or a girl, but I am certainly ready to be a Grammy!!!
    Love you as big as the sky!!!

  13. Go lucky number 7!!!! Everything is crossed for you and I hope all goes well. AF is such a tricky part of it since it is the one thing you don't control but I'm glad you're moving forward and everything seems to be falling into place. Gooooo 7!

  14. Woohoo, Lucky Seven! I love the 7 kisses you share with your hubby and how your mom is so actively involved in finding 7s:):)


Thank you for your comment! Hugs, Kerry and Jill