Thursday, December 30, 2010

Doctor appt.

Yesterday, Brian and I attended my medical appointment with the fertility doctor in Chicago area. It took about 3.5 hours to get there. I was in the appt. for 2 hours. The parents had an appt. at the same time so we ran into them in the office - it was great to see them. It felt good to give her a big hug. I had blood work done, a hyterosonogram, signed consent forms, and was shown how to do Lupron injections. I was told my uterus was "pretty" - :). In one of the sonogram pictures, I could actually see the follicle my right ovary was going to release soon - pretty cool. The hysterosonogram was not what I expected. I have had pap smears worse than the procedure. The staff did an amazing job - was very gentle and thorough.

After taking standard medications, all looked good for an embryo transfer the week of Feb 21st. However, my blood work came back showing my thyroid levels to be slightly low. To go forth, they need everything to be at their optimal levels. I have to go get a thyroid antibody blood test done, take Synthroid for 3 weeks, then take the test again. We will see if it throws the embryo transfer date off.

I have not noticed any change in my energy level, often associated with low thyroid levels. I am often tired, but I am a parent of a 4, 3, and almost 2 year old and it is in the middle of winter, when many people are wanting to hibernate. Heck, maybe by taking this Synthroid, I will a notice an INCREASE in energy - that would be great! I can always use that!

I have also started taking pre-natal vitamins. Hopefully, this thyroid thing will work itself out quickly and we can keep moving forward! Will keep you updated!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fertility Doctor appt. scheduled

Brian and I have an appointment with the fertility doctor on Wednesday, December 29. Since it is almost 3 and half hours away, we are going to try to get everything done in one appointment. I will have the saline injected sonogram, blood work to check for diseases and/or thyroid problems among other things, sign consent forms and will be taught how to do the hormone injections.
The parents have their appt. the same day. Hopefully, we will see each other, as this journey is going to start to get interesting! I am very excited that we are at this point of the journey.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Legal contract signed and mailed

The contract was signed this weekend. Our friends, Laura and Anna signed as witnesses. Brian is putting it into the mail today. Once the attorney recieves it, she will fax a letter of completion to the fertility doctor and I can schedule my medical clearance appointment for after the start of my next cycle. I expect the appt. to be between Xmas and New Year's. Hopefully there will be no problems with scheduling during this time due to the holidays. I will keep you updated.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Received the legal contract

I finally received the completed contract today with the intended parents' signatures. Brian and I will need to sign and have 2 witnesses sign. I will get this completed this weekend and have it back in the mail on Monday. It is too late to schedule the medical appointment this month with the fertility doctor as I have already started and ended my period. The appointment will hopefully be scheduled for next month with news of my medical clearance in time for X-mas. It will be nice for the intended parents to share this news with their loved ones over the holidays. I can then start on medication soon after! It would be even more awesome if there was a newborn for the family next X-mas! So exciting!