Normal, Maybe

CD3 monitoring today

I went in fully expecting some new “surprise” because I’ve had at least one the last 4 cycles. Considering it was a total 16 days from the last period to the start of the next one, I’ve been, lets just call it cranky.

Blood work went well, exept I sort of verbally threw up on my favorite vampire. That is to say, we were chatting and all of a sudden I got very intense about marriage, kids, ex-spouses and so forth. I’m really sorry sweet pea. This is a girl Id like to be friends with in real life. Shes smart, tough, great at her job and we seem to have quite a bit in common.

The list of people I’m going to have to beg forgiveness from now is so long now I’ve stopped counting. Clomid makes me stabby, Provera makes me feel PMS-ish, and so for the last 6 weeks I’ve felt like a bloated harridan. Look it up people. It’s worth it.

Ultrasound went as well as having a probe in your vagina possibly can. The ultrasound tech is nice. SO NICE! She was looking for follicles and I said “how can you see anything in there? All I see is grey.” So she tinted the screen differently and began pointing things out to me.

E2 was 63 which is pretty normal for day 3. FSH was 8.4 Lining was 4.3 and there were follicles in there!!

1 on the right, 8.2mm, and 1 on the left 5.8mm

Which means, optimistically, that this is shaping up to be a pretty “normal” kind of cycle. Day 8 will tell more, but I finally might be having a normal, non scary cycle!

I spoke to the Dr about doing something other than Clomid, and he said “sure I would urge you to do a natural cycle but if you do I can’t easily control when you get your LH surge“. So I was a weenie, backed down, and said “Fine let’s do the Clomid”  bleh.

Next appointment is on Monday at 10:30, and I will see what happens then.

Yoga tonight, acupuncture tomorrow, hosting the Live Chat with Dr Yelian on Friday, more yoga, clean eating, positive thoughts, and anything else I can do to peel myself off the ceiling.

As a reminder: if anyone would like to join the live chat, please contact me with your email address so I can send you the invite and attendee instructions. It will be Friday May 18, at 7pm pacific time.


10 comments on “Normal, Maybe

  1. Daryl says:

    Hooray for normal! Sounds like this cycle is off to a good start. Hope the trend continues!

      • diane says:

        How old are you if you don’t mind me asking?Are you happy with your RE?I am wondering if many women have been sucessful.I wish you lots of luck.

      • Jeanette says:


        His success rates are on par with a conventional IVF clinic. He is compassionate, kind, deals with some very tough cases and Still seems to make miracles happen every day.

        Plus his lab is probably in the top 1% in the country.

  2. alleycatm says:

    Yay! Very good and normal start, hope this cycle goes well!

  3. Louisa says:

    Normal is good! Now grow follicles grow!

  4. Normal, even if it is a maybe, is AMAZING! Those little suckers better get with it and grow!

    • Jeanette says:

      Thank you for rooting for me! They had better get with it and grow, preferably at about the same rate 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I know being 8 weeks pg must be kicking your ass right now and I appreciate your support!

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