Twas the night before Retrieval…….
I arrived in Albany this morning, went to my hotel, checked in, had the concierge take my mom and I to Cheesecake Factory for lunch, then we came back to the suite and unpacked. One great thing about being a repeat customer, the entire staff knows me and my film crew and they also give me the best suites in the house ! This time, they gave us a two bedroom suite. I love that this hotel has a full kitchen in every suite. It makes for healthier eating because I can cook what I want to eat. The hotel served a full hot breakfast every day and serves a nice full course dinner Monday thru Thursday nights.
After getting unpacked, I put on my “bravery socks” that were sent to me by my Canadian sock buddy. I love the double pink !!! Twin girls?
I have my baby dust that my sock buddy gave me as well. I have taken it to all of my appointments and I have it here with me for good luck.
Tonight, I will do my double trigger of 10,000 Novarel. Last night, I did the injection intramuscular since I have read that the HCG is more concentrated in the blood when done IM as opposed to Sub-Q (which can be affected by body weight and body fat). I am debating if I should do a Sub-q injection for the second trigger. I have until 10:30pm to make up my mind. The doctor’s office always gives Sub-q instructions.
In the morning, I have to be at the fertility clinic at 8:30 am so that I can check in and then go to acupuncture prior to the procedure. I am praying that this double trigger coupled with the adding of HGH will help me produce mature quality eggs that will fertilize. I will be asking my doctor in the morning about doing regular fertilization first and then converting to ICSI if it is possible for me to have a higher fertilization rate. The fertilization also depends on egg maturation and quality as well.
Wish me luck ! Send up prayers ! Thanks for the support 🙂