I finally got my calendar last Friday! It took about a day longer than expected which meant that I couldn’t coordinate med delivery with the pharmacy until this morning since they aren’t open on the weekends. I was hoping they would call shortly after they opened at 9am because I need the meds delivered tomorrow. They called about 9:45am and said that they had a note that I needed it by tomorrow. They’re sending it overnight and it should arrive tomorrow at my office. I didn’t have it sent to my house because sometimes the delivery drivers here decide that they don’t want to deliver our packages if they don’t have any other ones to drop off in the area 🙄 I mean I get that they are tired and overworked, but some packages are important and people need them on the day they’re supposed to be there. That being said, I’m sure it would have been fine, but I didn’t want to chance it. They come to my office’s building complex everyday anyway to drop off other packages so it should definitely make it.
My calendar is the same as last time, which was expected. I start meds on the 24th (Wed). I will start an antibiotic (to make sure there’s no latent uterine infection), Lupron (prevents ovulation), baby aspirin (blood thinner reduce chance of clots in uterus after transfer), and a prenatal vitamin (I’ve already been on one, but this clinic has a certain one they like that they rx to you).
My first blood test will probably be around December 3rd. I take my last birth control pill on 11/28. Then we wait for my cycle to start. The first blood test usually takes place on CD2-3 to make sure estrogen levels are dropping. Depending on the level I may need another test the next day to make sure it’s headed in the right direction (this is what happened last time). If estrogen levels are appropriate, I start delestrogen on 12/6 to start building my lining. This is an injection done in the upper, outer glute area twice a week (Mon & Fri usually).
I have a lining check around 12/16 to make sure it’s increasing like it should. As of right now, transfer is scheduled for 12/28. If everything goes at least mostly according to plan (keep your fingers crossed!) the first pregnancy (beta) test is scheduled for 1/6.
I can’t believe we’re actually here already! 18 months seemed like such a long time to wait after surro babe #2 was born (even though I knew I needed to wait that long). Now we’re here and I start meds the day after tomorrow! I’m so excited for this journey and I know IFs are too. Keep your fingers crossed that we can transfer on 12/28 as planned and that their little embryo decides to stick around until next September!