Yes, I am that cool. The title of this blog is inspired by an old-school favorite written by the talented Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff. I remember the first week of summer as a youngster, in my p.j.s til God knows when laying on the couch and watching music videos, and getting so excited when this video would come on, it instilled feelings of freedom, happiness, and anticipation of the exciting things that summer would hold. Now, as a 30 year old teacher I still get those giddy feelings and am seriously contemplating turning that jam on and dancing around my condo with my dogs, because it's 10:30 on a Monday, and really, who else is home to catch me? Aww summertime...
It has been a month since I've blogged and so much has been going on. The school year ended on May 25th and then Rhett and I jetted off for an amazing week in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which is about an hour away from Cancun. We relaxed in the sun, drank fruity cocktails, played some "loco games" the friendly entertainment staff had to offer, and basically just lived it up. It was so nice to spend so much one-on-one time together. I ate and drank anything I wanted because I knew as soon as we got home, I would be starting my shots for our upcoming IVF.
I started follicle stimulating shots on this past Wednesday. The purpose of this is to stimulate the follicles and make them mature at a more rapid rate. The follicle is what holds the egg that is released each month. Most women who ovulate normally, produce one mature follicle each month, which in turn releases an egg, and there you have ovulation. Well, when you are doing an IVF, the goal is to get many eggs, so that they can weed out the best ones, combine them with a generous um, "contribution" from my dear hubby and make some embryos. Some that will be transferred back 3-5 days later, and some that will be frozen to use for a future IVF cycle.
I went to the doctor yesterday and I have quite a few follicles, none that are at maturity yet, but well on their way. I went back today, as they will be watching me really closely now, as they don't want to overstimulate me which can cause my cycle to be cancelled. The nurse yesterday told me my egg retrieval could be anywhere from Thursday to Sunday, so we are getting closer. I feel so relaxed, as this is my only job this summer, making a baby. I am excited to hear what they say today, and can't wait to get to retrieval and later my embryo transfer. I feel so hopeful, as I know I always am, but I really think the time is now. I will never give up hope, and neither will Rhett. We are destined to be parents and I just hope that God has decided now is our time! I will be better about blogging and keep you all in the loop!
I hope your summer is off to an amazing start!