Stretching across the air and down beside a tree A ray of sun reached out and gently caressed me.
Thank you all for finding me and for taking the time to offer your encouragement and support! It is so helpful.
I have a confession to make: I am a Google infomaniac.
I need to know everything...about my meds, normal lab result ranges, protocols, procedures, statistics...everything. I gobble information like a starving dog.
My estradiol and progesterone levels from yesterday appear to be pre-ovulatory (at least according to my research). I will be re-tested on Monday and hope to see my estrogen come down (from its current 218) and my progesterone increase (from its current .73). At least I know what I'm looking for.
In the mean time, I keep telling my husband I'm going to buy that meat for him to practice IM shots on. He just says, "Okay." Hmp. I'm impressed. I did warn him that once the needle is in, he'll have to pull on the syringe to be sure he's not aspirating blood. He cringed a bit at that, but was still okay with it. I've decided to have him practice using water and also trying it with olive oil -- you know, so he'll get a feel for viscosity. I'm going to wait though until we get the go ahead for the FET cycle.
This morning I went and had my hair colored per my usual 5 week regimen. It is now the glorious color of a new copper penny! It will hopefully be my last time getting it colored for the foreseeable future!
Have you been warned not to color your hair once you begin a cycle? Do you color anyway? Do you use natural hair coloring agents that are not harmful? I just wonder what other women do. I mean, I've been coloring my hair consistently now for, oh, maybe 4 years or so. I'll willingly give it up to ensure the well being of my baby, but....wow....this will be a change.
Did I mention that I turn 43 tomorrow? Time just marches on, doesn't it?
I am a 43 year old health law attorney who used to be a pediatric nurse. My husband and I have been married for 3 1/2 years and we have 2 wiley little dogs. After 2 miscarriages and several BFN's, embryo donation has allowed us to be on our way to becoming parents.