Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 12...The date is set!

I went back to the RE yesterday! My final sonogram in the preparation phase. I finally met Dr E, Erin's usual doctor. Just as nice as Dr H, and quite the snazzy dresser! He did a sonogram to check my uterine lining and said my uterus was "beautiful"!! THAT is a compliment I hadn't received before. Haha

Nurse N did a blood draw to see where my estrogen and progesterone levels were. To transfer the embryo my estrogen needs to be high and my progesterone low. My estrogen was in the 400s and my progesterone was 0.5! So, perfect!! 

She explained all the new meds I'd be taking. I stay on the estrogen patch, the aspirin, added in an antibiotic, and lots of progesterone. I started this morning with my newest regimen. I'm also taking fish oil and a whole food prenatal. Hoping to add back in my other usual supplements in the next few weeks.

SO, THE DATE HAS BEEN SET!! November 18th at 3pm. If you're so inclined, we'd love all the prayers, well wishes, positive thoughts, and sticky vibes you're able to send. Think about Erin, their sweet embryo, and me on Monday. Light a candle. Whatever you can do, we'll appreciate it! 

I plan to take it pretty easy over the weekend, leading into the big day. Some house cleaning and meal prep for the following week. I'm to be on bed rest through Tuesday and then taking it easy rest of the week. Currently lining up friends and family to help with my nuggets so that I can relax, rest, and focus on "embie" sticking. 

Chris is coming with me on Monday. As is Erin, Jose, Gina, and our birth photographer, who will be documenting the entire journey through film and photography. (Natasha Hance for all you birthy photog people.) Check her out here....

I'm so thrilled the day is nearing. It makes the meds seem like no big deal to know I may have a squishy, little wombmate soon!! 


  1. Hi Susan. Thank you for writing this blog! I am so intrigued to follow along your family and Erin's family's journey. I am a new doula in San Antonio, and I am a little bit of a nerd when it comes to all this stuff. I am so excited for you and Erin and everything that will happen. I will pray for you and I cannot wait to follow your journey! Good luck! :)

    1. Congratulations on your new journey as a doula! I've been a doula since May 2011 and LOVE it!! Thank you for the well wishes! :)

  2. Hi Susan! I'll be sure to keep you in my thoughts :-) I'm Heather and I was hoping you could answer my question I have about your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!