Today, arriving just in time for IF Keith's birthday, is our first, real, tangible proof this is really happening. Meds are here! Never in my life would I have imagined I'd be practically giddy over a box of needles, hormones, vitamins and antibiotics. But they're here, and I start them tomorrow! Yay!
This protocol is a little different than last time. We're doing a frozen embryo transfer like we did before, so I don't have to do Lupron. Tomorrow I start the estrogen to start plumping up my uterine lining. Last time it was one shot every three days. This time it's 2-3 pills everyday. So that part is a little easier. Slightly unfortunately (it's not a terribly big deal), we'll still have to do progesterone shots everyday, but that doesn't start until about 5 days before transfer. And I'll also start the antibiotics (prophylactic) at that time. And maybe some steroids? I gotta check out my box again. As a matter of fact, I'm going to go organize it all right now. Alas, no valium this time. ;-)
It's hard to believe, but as long as my body cooperates, and there's no reason for me to believe it won't, we will be transferring in 18 days! That's right, transfer is on August 22! I may be a little excited and might have bought a pregnancy test already. :-D It's real now. Meds start tomorrow, countdown mode to transfer, let's make Chris and Keith a baby!