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19 Follicles and Counting

July 1, 2014

I had a GREAT Doctor’s appointment today! I went in for a sonogram to determine how my follicles are progressing and when they’ll be ready for retrieval. Doctor D was immediately impressed with my fabulous follicles! She said we’re right on track with 19 follicles! 19!!!! OH. EM. GEE! I felt like I hit the egg lottery! Last time we only got 7…so 19 is HUGE! In fact, the Doc said this is actually what an egg donor looks like! Me, an egg donor doppleganger? WTF! It was as if she just told me my ovaries resemble Beyonce! (Now my follicles have a huge ego!)

Those precious 19 also explain the pressure I’m feeling in my belly and that “I just ate a huge Thanksgiving meal” feeling. (Thank goodness for yoga pants!!) As the Doc was counting and measuring each follicle I felt like a proud mama already. So happy that my little guys are growing and developing just as they should.

Because of the size of my follicles and my slightly high progesterone level, the Doctor decided it’s time for retrieval. I’m scheduled for a Thursday morning surgery! That means that all meds are now halted. No more growing the follicles because if they’re over stimulated, they might “go” on their own which is really bad. Sooo, all that’s left is the trigger shot…HGC. This shot (given in the badonka donk) tells my eggs to get moving in exactly 35 hours. WTF? I am in awe of science. How they made a medicine that does exactly that I’ll never know?


Now we wait and we pray. On that note, after releasing my first WTF blog several girlfriends asked me if I’ve ever heard of guided meditation for fertility. No, I haven’t. It supposed to be a great way to relax, de-stress and actually visualize what’s happening to your body. I’m all about visualization so of course I downloaded a program. I’ll check it out and let you know what I think.

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  • Reply Jen July 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I’m just a San Diego native, who followed you from when you first started with KUSI, until now. Totally miss you on the AM show btw. I’m a Mom to a 20 mos old little dude & we spent many mornings sitting in bed watching you. I swear KUSI and you’re smiling face got me through the rough super early mornings of newborn-hood.

    I have no idea what it’s like to experience infertility, but I just wanted to stop by to wish you the best. I feel like whatever is meant to be, is meant to be. Whether we know how/why at the time. I think you’ll make an amazing Mommy & I truly hope everything works out just the way you have always dreamed. We’re rooting for you!

    xoxo Jen in San Diego

  • Reply Kristin July 2, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Alexis, I’m one of your kappa adviser friends from ASU. My husband and I went through the same thing 🙁 we now have a beautiful almost Three-year-old!!! My advise is keep riding emotional crazy roller coaster. It is one of the hardest things you will go though….but, It is sooooo worth it. We got pregnant with our last frozen embryo and our 3rd try. And the only time they put in only one!! I will be saying lots of prayers for you!!!

  • Reply Mary July 2, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Alexis, that is awesome news. I will be praying for you
    on Thursday, only one more day.

  • Reply cathie Watt July 2, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Hey girl,
    Although I cannot in a million year know what your going through …I can sympathize …as a mom of 2 I know its one of my greatest accomplishments to be able to be a mom….

    So just hang in there ….and my only advice….RELAX…when its meant to happen it will….

    I know no great news flash there right? LOL….
    I wish you all the best and pray to all the fertility ‘gods” that be for you

  • Reply Sharlie July 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Hey there girl… I think you are doing a great job!!! I just wanted to tell you that anything is possible. I have a friend who was told that she couldn’t have children after a terrible motorcycle accident. Her hips were even wired together. Once she was approved for adoption, she became pregnant with her own child. It just goes to show, never give up! Stay positive! You are doing great and are a HUGE inspiration to other women out there going through the same thing… Keep your head up sister!!!!

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