Thursday, July 30, 2009

'Purpleish Perfect-O' 2nd Follicle Scan

Today was my second follicle scan! I had to travel to Austin today vs. just going to my OB in town. Thankfully Ashley came to the rescue and said her and her sweet little girls would make the trip with me and I am SO very glad they did. We--well I--made a wrong turn on the way there (if you know me in person, you know a) I can not stand driving b) I don't like driving far and c) I have NO sense of direction)...SO I was VERY thankful that Ashley came and helped me get from point A to point B---plus it's always a wonderful perk getting to spend time with my "Heard" girls...

Before I tell you about the appt. let me back up and tell you about the color-->PURPLE. Last weekend Zach and I along with some friends went to a local Chinese buffet. One of my favorite parts of the meal is receiving that little fortune cookie---well this one said...

"Pay close attention to the color purple--as it will bring you good luck"

I am not a 'huge' purple fan....pink-YES...purple not so much. I am not someone whom you would label superstitious, however let me just tell you that I have searched my closest and my husbands for every possible piece of clothing that has some type of purple on it...I notice anything purple in my sight and I am totally taking advantage of this little fortune and paying 'very' close attention to the color purple---maybe too much---but hey, it's fun!

Well Ashley and her sweet girls decided to hop on the purple train with me this morning, they were so sweet to wear purple with me. I am sure everyone looked at us like we were crazy, but we had fun and by them supporting me and wearing a simple color purple means more than they will ever know!

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{This is what happens when you try to take a self portrait with 2 kidos in a car--many takes...ha!!}



OK...back to the appointment.


I have 6 potential follicles. 3 on my right and 3 on my left. All are fairly small--All are under 7mm. (for those who don't know or don't remember, they need to be 20mm+ before the IUI) I am only on CD6 so I have quite a while to go...which is ok. My Dr. sounded very optimistic as he thinks they will improve more before the next visit. He said "ok...so your playing rough-huh? I got something for you"...and with that my dosage goes from 75mi a night to 150mi...I will take 150mi tonight; 75mi tomorrow and 150mi on Sunday...

We go back Sunday morning for another scan. At first I thought I would ovulate early (if you have read my blog in the past you know I am a very early ovulater--like CD10) however I think this time I might suprise everyone and myself and be somewhat 'normal'...we'll see though!

So thats pretty much how my day went...a very "purpleish perfect-o" day! :)

Thank you all for the prayers and the sweet words, they mean more than you will ever know. Zach and I are amazed at the outpour of support you all have given and shown us! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!


Here are a couple more pictures from the trip:

Me and Haidyn and Avery

I LOVE this picture, Avery wanted to take a picture of me and her, I was laughing at her because she was trying so hard while snapping MANY pictures one after the other...too cute!

24 comments:

~Shelly~ said...

yall are crazy :P
well thats good ur doc has a sense of humor about it! that is why i love my doc, he is so funny but still knows when to be serious. im feelin some good vibes about this trip :)

Melody said...

That is great news! I think things will go very well for you! Can't wait to hear good news. Love you!

Ashley said...

I cannot tell you how happy I am that you let us come with you!! I loved your dr. He is amazingly nice and is very positive! I will represent you and support you on Sunday by wearing my purple..in hopes of good news from your scan! I love you and can't wait for next weeks trip.

BTW...I think we did good on directions :)

Ashlee McCrary said...

haha i'm the same way with driving girl! i love that they came with you & wore purple for you! i'll bet that helped distract you from stressing too much. hoping sun has a positive visit as well!

The Milams said...

I 'm am simple beaming about this i cant wait to hear about the future scans. Sounds to me you have plenty of time to get to 20mm+
especially with the uped dosage. By the way your gift i made you i hope to get in the mail this weekend. Didnt want you to think i had told a fib! :)

The Simmons Family said...

I love that you all wore purple!! I pray that with the increased doses you'll get where you need to be. Those self portraits crack me up. At least I'm not the only one that does that in the car! :)

Kristin said...

Y'all are too cute in your purple! I will be praying that everything goes well!

A said...

Excellent! I will keep praying that God will bless this cycle! Such cute photos :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, you and me both, NO sense of direction. And so glad to hear you had a great purple-ish day!!!! :)

Stephanie said...

Purple sounds like the perfect color right now :)

Ape said...

haha You and your directions! Im glad Ash went with you to help!! Yall look adorable in your purple and I ♥ the pics! Im praying that your little follicles GROW GROW GROW!!

Brittany and Charlie said...

Glad it went well! I love purple on all of you in those pics:)

Mimi said...

Six is PERFECT just like your day! I will continue to pray for you in hopes that this is it sister! Whooo hooo!!!

Oh, and I LOVE the pics!!!

Kami

Rosie said...

Hey girl! I know I already talked to you about yesterday but I'm really glad it went well. I'm glad my prayers are helping.
I was thinking back, and you really do have a terrible sense of direction! lol. sorry-but it's true. IDK how many times i've got lost w/you!
I really really liked the "purple day" ya'll had too!
Ashley is such a good friend to go with you! Let me know if she can't go, you know I'm here & will take off work in a sec. Plus, I actually know my way around Austin ;)
Love ya!

Veronica said...

You had me smiling the whole way through this post! I can relate to a,b, and c! You are not the only no sense of direction driver around!:)

Glad that everything went well and you had a good time with the girls! Yay for purple too! That's my second fav color after teal!

Tiffany said...

In my experience stimming slower rather than fast made a world of difference and better quality eggs. Sending lots of prayers your way, oh and some purple thoughts. ;-)

Lacy said...

Praying for you Tiffany, that those follicles would continue to grow and that this cycle will go well for you! Those kids and the purple are just too darling!

*TTC*Chick* said...

Those pics are so cute! I'm so glad your follicles were lookin' good! Way to go follies!!!!! :) I really hope this cycle goes well for you. :)

PS I think it's crazy that you can go in for follicle checks on a Sunday. Is your clinic really open seven days a week? Too cool!

Shannon said...

I had to leave a comment since I'm sort of local. I will continue to follow your blog now that I've found it. Your struggles touch my heart since I myself struggled through infertility issues and actually my RE here in Austin is the reason I am chasing after a 2 year old. Good Luck and I'll pray for success for you and your husband!

Ashley said...

Sounds like great numbers!! I love the purple shirt day;) Can't wait to hear how the ole follicles do on Sunday!!! ((HUGS))

Eileen said...

I too have the worst sense of direction and often end up taking the "long cut" wherever I go. Good luck with your IUI. I will keep you in my prayers and send good vibes your way.

Katie said...

OMG that baby is toooooo stinkin cute!

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

Looks like you had a fun day:) Its good that your Clinic is open 7 days a week. Mine is open 7 days a week too, so that is a good thing.

Praying for you!!! I really want this to work for you:)

Sumer said...

Hey Pifer's!! Check out my blog - I tagged you for an award!! One Lovely Blog Award!! I follow your blog and think it is awesome! I should be starting my IVF cycle in September and am glad I found others out there to find comfort in.

Sumer


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