IVF #2, 3dp3dt

I’m watching Tiny Furniture and loving it.  Lena Dunham is a genius and lovely. I love that she made the movie without makeup and with makeup and in ill-fitting clothes and uncomfortable conversations and irrational reactions.

I can’t wait to start watching Girls on HBO.  It’s going to be like S&TC, but better.  And realistic and stuff.  Though, I’m guessing, based on the movie, that she’s not going to be real like the kind of real where people worry about paying their bills and going to work, but more realistic like where we get a glimpse of what it’d be like to be privileged and part of an artistic world and still have problems, though not like the kinds of problems that the average person would call a problem.  Maybe it will be like a less depressing Sylvia Plath  or Girl, Interrupted.

I’m watching this movie because I can’t sleep.  I can’t sleep because I’ve taken 60 mg of prednisone and 16 mg of medrol and feel like I could run a marathon.  Except that I can’t because I’m not supposed to do any aerobic exercise.  I have a mild headache and my heart is racing, but not really.

Other than that, 3 dp3dt is terrible.  There’s no way to know anything. I meditated today and went to acupuncture and took a nap and made enchiladas, beans and rice and then I made monkey bread and this morning I did a ton of work… but the day IS STILL HAPPENING!  AAAAAH!

How am I going to make it through 10 more days if all the days are this long?  10 days seems a bit excessive, yes?

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3 and 1dp3dt

What you’re seeing in this picture are our 3 embryos.  We lost one from Day 2 to Day 3 and this is the picture of the embryos from the morning of the transfer.

We transferred all 3:  1 8 cell, grade B and 2 6 cells, grade C.  Apparently all that grade stuff doesn’t mean that you can’t or won’t get pregnant, just that the grade As are more likely to continue to develop.

Of course, I’m already completely enamored of all 3 and want them all to keep growing and to stay.  I go for my Beta on Aug 31 and until then, I’m going to stay focused on all 3 of them growing and growing and growing.

I’m still taking the Progesterone in Oil (1 cc every night), Doxycycline, and Medrol.  Only 3 more days of the Medrol and Doxy, then it will just be the PIO, I think.

I did acupuncture before and after the transfer.  The transfer went fine, except that I was supposed to go at 10 AM and went at 11: 15 or so instead.  I had drank 30 ounces of water and a tea that morning, so I was in excruciating pain from having to pee.  I had to use a bedpan at one point (gross).  That is one part of the IVF process they should think a little more carefully about, I think…