Though there's a little less fluid, my lining is still a 6. Bitch. I'm now adding in 2 estrace twice per day in addition to the 4 Vivelle patches. I actually feel a bit relieved because I had the feeling that the Vivelle alone wasn't going to do it this time. The RE said to take both orally, but I'm thinking of shoving the evening pills up the primrose prodded path. I've seen other people's linings jump 4-5 mm in the space of days doing estrace that way. It can't hurt. At least I'll know it will get to where it's gotta go. I go in Friday for another date with the dildocam.
Chance's ovaries are perking up slowly but surely. Right now she has 4 measurable follicles on the left (all measuring 6-8) and has seven on the right (a couple of 6's, couple of 7's, some 8's and 9's and a 14 that I think might over-mature and be lost while the others catch up). She's to continue on 450 units Follistim and has her next u/s on Wednesday.
No one has given us projected dates but at this rate, I predict that she might trigger on Friday or Saturday, retrieve by Sunday, and we'll transfer Wednesday or Friday of next week. That's just my totally uneducated, talking out of my ass, gut instinct guess.
All in all, we left the clinic this morning feeling a lot calmer than we did when we arrived. It seems like our bodies are moving in sync with each other at a slow and steady pace. Now if we can only win the race….
I thank all of you for your words of support and your continued love and well-wishes. Some of you guys had me cracking up in the comments yesterday. Frank is still in the think-aloud process of his new recipe: Maybe I should do just mascarpone? No, I'll do a blend of the cream cheese and mascarpone. Maybe I should infuse a bit of a peach flavor to the glaze? Hmmm…. He's standing in the kitchen right now staring at the wall with a far away glaze in his eyes. You'd think he was catatonic if you didn't know any better. But no – his mind is baking up a sugary banquet of deliciousness. He's planning to bake on Thursday night. I'll have pics and a recipe to share. I wish I could send you all cupcakes.
Gotta run. I just realized that it's quiet in here. In a house of five children, long periods of silence is never a good thing. My radar is beeping….