Tuesday, September 1, 2009

FET#1.5 - One Step Forward

I'm acronym-happy in this post, so just a reminder that there's a lingo legend towards the bottom of my blog (on the right) if you need it.

I finally ovulated on cd19 yesterday, wahoo!  For those not familiar with charting, estrogen is produced before ovulation and progesterone after ovulation.  Progesterone is a heat inducing hormone and is seen by a higher set of temps.  See my nice temp spike?  They will remain high and then drop when AF arrives.  I can't wait for the day they stay high for 9 months!

I talked to my nurse today about the next step.  My original calendar had me checking my p4 and starting Lupron tomorrow, which they anticipated would be 6dpo.  Since I'm only 1dpo today, we needed to adjust it a little.  We ran into a timing issue as my clinic is closed Sat, Sun and Mon, so I'm scheduled for an early p4 check this Friday.  If my p4 is > 5, I will then start Lupron injections that night.

I asked if starting Lupron on 4dpo instead of 6dpo would cause AF to arrive earlier, or if it just meant more injections.  She said it just means more injections.  Oh joy! 

I also asked if I had my p4 checked on Fri and it was > 5, could I start injections on Sunday (6dpo) which is the standard.  She said no, that I needed to start Lupron the same day my p4 was tested.  I said, but if my p4 is > 5 on 4dpo, it should be > 5 on 6dpo as well, right?  She said they can't guarantee that and I have to start on the same day as the p4 check. Oh well, what's 2 more injections.

One small, but happy step forward.  If I completely confused you, don't worry, just consider it good news.


  1. Wishing you all the best as you move forward with this next step!

  2. Woohoo....I've actually been keeping my fingers crossed about ovulation and have been secretly checking your chart on FF!!! I miss you.....we haven't connected much lately:-(

    love you!

  3. I'm glad things are moving forward!

  4. Glad to see the spike! Man, haven't seen a temp chart in a long time! :-)

    Good luck with everything this week and going forward!

  5. I'm so glad to see you're moving in the right direction. I have super high hopes for you!

  6. Well, what's two more shots after all of those already given and still to be given? lol. So glad you are on your way! you will get a real AF this time and will have a beautiful triple stripe in a few weeks....you are almost there and lucky number 7 is almost home!!!!

  7. One more step forward is always a great feeling!!! I'll be watching and praying and wishing and hoping for you & lucky little #7!!!


  8. Yes! Amazing how exciting it can be when AF arrives. :) I'll be praying for your temps to stay up in the clouds.

    Love you,

  9. Yay for moving forward! As you know, moving forward is one of my favorite things! C'mon high p4!

  10. WTG! ('way to go'..don't know if this is a 'real' acronym :) )

    Good to see you are moving forward!

    Smiles, Heidi

  11. So glad to see you are moving forward!! Let the countdown to a beautiful triple stripe begin. (-;

    Your last paragraph cracked me up. I sometimes forget this stuff isn't standard practice for everyone. LOL. Yup, definitely good news!

  12. Hey we'll take any step forward. I hate riding backwards on these tracks, it makes me kind of quesy.

    Like forward much better

    Love ya
    9 more days till we're in TN

    Love ya



Thank you for your comment! Hugs, Kerry and Jill