Sunday, April 24, 2011

Averting Disaster

whew! that was a close one! this morning, B went to check in for his flight tomorrow morning and realized that he had confused it with next weekend's flight arrangements. EEK! his actual flight was supposed to leave at 8 pm tonight! holy hyperventilation, batman! no frozen sperm, no frozen sperm...that's what was running through my mind. (sounds totally sick and twisted now that i think back on that.)

of course, we realized this on our way to the rockville clinic. i started to freak out that we were going to have to cancel this cycle, because at the soonest we would be able to do the IUI on tuesday and with no little soldiers on ice there would be no reason to trigger at all. we decided to just go to the appointment, see where we were at with my follies and hormone levels, and figure out a solution, even if that involved canceling the cycle.

i had a different tech today and i really liked her. she told me not to worry about the follicle shrinking yesterday and that everything looked to still be right on track. my lining went up to 8.1, my 17mm follie on my left grew to 18.6, the 15 on my right is up to a 17.2, the 15 on my left stayed about the same and my estrogen jumped back up to 598.

after the scan, we sat down with one of the nurses to go over everything. she said that, considering the size of my follies, she expected me to be able to trigger today and that we should be doing the IUI on tuesday. we asked about the freezing, whether it would be worth it to reschedule his flight for tomorrow so that he could still do the deposit tomorrow. she explained that motility and count tends to go down when you freeze and that we could do it, but fresh would be better.

B and i talked after i got the call that we have the go ahead to trigger and came to the conclusion that with that info and the cost of $250 to freeze it, as well as the cost of changing his flight, it would be more cost effective and we would have a better chance of this all working if we just changed his flight to tuesday (having him work from home) so that he would be here for the big event. so...i get 2 extra days with B and i get to have him here for the IUI! YAY!!!

oh, and by the way, happy easter!
not sure why, but i find this pic rather disturbing. :)

16 comments:

Baby Hopes said...

So glad this all worked out for the better! Wishing you the best of luck!

New Year Mum said...

Great that you could work out the best solution and fantastic that he can be there for the big day... sending you lots of love for your trigger and thinking of you for the IUI... so close now :)) xoxo

Maria said...

Yippeee all around!!! Fresh is definitely better...so glad you decided to go that route. :) And, um, yeah...that pic IS rather disturbing. The poor kid does NOT look happy. It's a miniature Ralphie in A Christmas Story!!! LOL!

Miss Mac said...

I'm glad everything worked out for you both. Good luck! Your giveaway gift should arrive soon and I hope you are putting it to use for OB appointments:]

Rebecca said...

That's awesome! And, I think it's the flowers growing out of the kid's head that I find most disturbing!

Fran said...

Hello! Stopping by for ICLW! Wow! What a stressful day! I'm delighted you found a solution and more time with your husband too! Keeping everything crossed for those beautiful follicles to release superfab eggs which will transform in beautiful babies!
Love, Fran

ICLW #131

SLESE1014 said...

Yay!!!! So glad he gets to be there for the big event!!! Good luck and I'll be thinking of you!!!

Bridget said...

Such great news!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Sarah said...

Fantastic news!! :) I might be having my IUI on Tuesday also :) Will find out tomorrow. Oh and yeah, bunny picture is totally creepy. The baby looks like he or she hates life. Reminds me of that kid from "A Christmas Story" with the bunny costume...

Josey said...

Great news all around!!! I'm so happy this is all working out for you. :)

Baby Hopes said...

I should add... I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger award! :)

Rochelle said...

Hooray for fresh sperm and extra hubby time! I hope that tomorrow goes perfectly! I'll be thinking about you, mentally willing sperm towards your eggs. (wow, what a weird comment. sorry my brain is fried today.)

Amanda said...

Yay!! I'm so so relieved that everything was fine, and you were able to work with B's schedule to do the fresh IUI. Good luck today!!!!

Residency Widow said...

Stopping by from ICLW. That would be a panic moment for sure. I'm so glad to hear that you two were able to make adjustments and still procede this cycle. Hope today's IUI went smoothly and good luck.

marilyn said...

this is good news. And my husband thought frozen sperm for our IVf might be an option until we also found out, fresh is better.

Poor Lucky Me said...

Haha nice work! And the baby-in-a-box-picture IS disturbing!

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