Friday, December 24, 2010

Starting -- Cycle II -- Days 12 & 13

Yesterday was day 12 and I went in for my regular ultrasound. I was very nervous going in since Metformin has never worked in the past for me so I was afraid that there wouldn't be any follicle growth. To my surprise there was an egg in each ovary! The one on the left was slightly bigger than the one on the right, but sure enough, two good ones. Dr. M. wanted me to go back in today for another ultrasound to see what the one on the right would do since this is my first ovulation cycle with her as my doctor. I went in this morning and the one on the right hadn't grown much but the one on the left was bugger and ready for the hCG shot to stimulate ovulation. So they administered the shot in the office. Tomorrow is Christmas so I won't go in for IUI, we'll be left to our own devices for the next few days. I'm going up to dad's on Sunday so I'll go back to the Dr. for a progesterone blood draw on Friday.

I have been contemplating the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego when they were thrown into the fiery furnace because they would not worship the king's idols. I love the verse in Daniel chapter 3:17&18 when they know that God can save them from the flames, but if he doesn't, their faith is still not shaken. They have been a huge example to me as I take on this endeavor.
I had a moment when I took a mental step back and looked at my family. I know that God can send our family another baby, but if He doesn't, my family is full the way it is. I love my boys, they are magnificent people and my life is very blessed.


The last Unicorn said...

What a great perspective! Your boys are amazing and you are so blessed. It would be a nice Christmas present though to have that egg become a baby :)

The McKinnon 4 said...

I am on the same meds. Never tried it before so I am curious to see how it will work for me