Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crankiness, the cycle update and canned tomatoes

I think our baby girl is teething finally. At least, I hope so...or I hope its a phase she's going through or something because someone is CRANKY!!!! I left last Monday for my one day workup in CO, cried my eyes out that I was leaving while Brett and Teagan looked perfectly fine with the situation (happy someone could keep it together) and I was off. At which point, Teagan started sneezing, sniffling and coughing for poor daddy. So, the moment I left, she got a cold. But, no worries, daddy did great, propping up the crib, sucking little snots out with the bulby thing they give you at the hospital, using nasal saline and even finding baby vicks at the drugstore. Teagan was in good hands. I, on the other hand, was a wreck. First, I slept about 4 hours Sunday night because I was so nervous to leave. Then I took a late flight on Monday and didn't get into CO until 12:30, was asleep by 1:30 (3:30 our time) and had to be up at 6 and out to the clinic by 7:15...full day of tests and blood work (they were awesome by the way, and rushed me through the things that I really didn't need to spend time on and shortening up my schedule for me) and then I took a 5:10 flight from there, got delayed in Chicago and didn't get home until 2:30...so I got very little sleep for three days and was a walking zombie on Wednesday. However, here is the good news....


My numbers are great this time! My FSH was 7.2, my E2 was 31. AMH was 1.6 and I had (get this) 30 antral follicles. 30!!!!! I go in for my consult with my RE and say, "did I have, like, 25 follices or something crazy like that?" and he goes...."30!!!!" yay! Anyway, everything looks great and I can start ASAP...which prompted a discussion about what ASAP meant and I have my suppression check and if all is good, start lupron tomorrow! How amazing is that? Honestly, its perfect b/c I want to get this over with and relax and enjoy the holidays with my family. So, my idea was that since everything looks great, my stats are better than ever, why not strike now while things look so good and get this over with? So, all of it aligned and as long as my suppression check goes well, we start tomorrow and I should be heading back out to CO with Teagan and Brett by the middle of October:-)


Besides that I don't have too much to report...but, I know a fellow blogger a while ago wrote a big post about the danger of canned tomatoes and then I freaked out about all of the BPAs in can liners (not realizing that this was the same problem at the time...) but then I found out that Muir Glen makes canned tomatoes that are in enamel-lined cans, so we can go back to some use of canned tomatoes, though they are more expensive, they are organcic and sans-BPA, so I am all for it. If you already knew this (they've been in enamel lined cans for over a year, I think), then you should have told me! If not, then enjoy:-) You can find them in the organic or healthy food aisle at the grocery store!!! Yay! Chili!


And, a pic of me and Teagan a few weeks ago at a birthday party...


6 comments:

PJ said...

It's so good to hear from you! I'm glad things seem to be going well for you.

30 antrals is fantastic! Sounds like things are off to a good start with your cycle.

Love the pic of Teagan and mom! She's growing so fast!

Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes, are YUM! It's all we use for making chili.

Hope in Virginia said...

What a big girl. Emma loves her Sophie, too :)

Glad to hear that the cycle is underway and going smoothly. Very, very exciting! I'll be following along closely and sending positive vibes your way.

Kris said...

Woohoo for 30 follies! Awesome! I can't wait to see how your cycle turns out :)

Jill M. said...

I was just sitting here goggling teething to see how soon it starts because I'm wondering if Tyler is teething early. He's sucking his fists ferociously, drooling like crazy and inconsolable. I know it's not hunger because I can give him the boob and a bottle and that doesn't help at all.

So about your stats, WOW!!!!! That is fantastic news, and 30??? I'm so jealous! I wonder if being pg and BFing had something to do with that? What were your stats before? I can't wait to follow along!

lastchanceivf said...

What an egg maker you're going to be! Adorable photo!

Linda said...

Oh Sue! I am so happy for you that your numbers are fantastic! I really want to go back, but I have to wean first. A huge part of me wants to go back and cycle RIGHT NOW but another part of me wants to enjoy this time because he may be our only one. Anyway, good luck and I am sure baby T will have a sibling oneday soon!