|Hot diggity dog! Perfect timing!|
I immediately ran to our shared online calendar to check what time hubby's plane landed that evening, and to my surprise it was the EXACT. SAME. TIME....6:43 pm. Not even kidding! That was just too ironic and little freaky actually. Meant to be? I'd sure like to think so!
Needless to say, I was granted both of my wishes: We baby danced two of the most important days of the cycle AND I ovulated before CD20 on a natural cycle. Can I get a whoop whoop? So I guess you can say "Our work here is done." I'm opting to supplement during my luteal phase with 200mg Prometrium (progesterone) beginning at 3 days past ovulation. This will give me an extra boost of progesterone support for my endometrial lining, which can never hurt. It does mean however, that a period will not come on it's own as long as I'm taking it. I'll need to take a pregnancy blood test in 2 weeks to see if I become pregnant. If I'm pregnant, I just continue taking the Prometrium. If I'm not, then I discontinue it and a new cycle will start.
Dr. Vaughn's IVF nurse called today to let me know he was going out of town in early March. Nurse Jamie said that he wanted to meet with us for a consult to discuss a plan going forward before he left. I felt my heart sink for a second thinking, "Wait a minute. Don't jump the gun! We may get pregnant this cycle!" Even though we know IVF is coming if this cycle doesn't work, and we've obviously already done buttloads of testing to make proper decisions surrounding IVF, it still took me by surprise to get that call and know WE MAY ACTUALLY BE DOING IVF IF THIS CYCLE DOESN'T WORK. Gasp!
The prospect became even more real in an instant, and I got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I don't know why it still feels so shocking to be facing that reality, but it kinda does. The nurse went ahead and scheduled an IVF consult for 2/25; AFTER we find out if this cycle worked or not and a few days before Dr. Vaughn's scheduled absence. We can of course cancel the apt. if needed. In the meantime, it's just a waiting game...plenty of meditation, yoga, visualization, and prayer happening over here.
Luckily I've been getting a few commercial auditions lately to keep me busy. Yesterday I had two. One was for a cheesy health college commercial. I get called in for these medical types of commercials occasionally, so I finally broke down and bought a set of scrubs to wear. Casting directors love it when you put some effort into an audition. I know for a fact I've been beaten out by fellow actors showing up in full character, so I figured I'd go all out and try to land this one. Look how authentic I look! Can't you just see me in one of those cheesy ads at 2 AM?
|If they don't book me, they are crazy right??|
Volunteering and acupuncture today....both fabulous as always! It sure doesn't hurt that it's 80 degrees and sunny in Austin either. Makes for an awesome start to the weekend! No big plans really, except to go see the movie "Identity Thief" and spend time with my amazing hubby who leaves for business travel to San Fran again later this week. I am dying to see this movie! Also hoping for some Sunday golf watching snuggle time.
Everything this cycle has been picture perfect in every aspect. I really could not have asked for a better cycle, especially following the wackiness that comes many times following an ectopic pregnancy and also the complications some other women have when doing an HSG. Indeed, my body has treated me well the past few weeks. The only thing left to do is stay positive and wait for (hopefully) good news in a couple weeks time. I'm sure I'll be a crazy impatient mess in about a week, but for now I'm enjoying this feeling of contentment, and I do BELIEVE with every fiber of my being this could be our cycle!