Friday, July 5, 2013

Colorado: Days 4 and 5

Fourth of July started for me with a bright and early trip to CCRM.  My ultrasound and blood draw went well - the follicles that we have been monitoring grew since my last check and things looked pretty good.
After my appointment, we decided to go for a walk.  We happened upon a little Fourth of July celebration and watched some of their events.
After our walk, we decided to lay low and spend our Independence Day lounging at the pool - an activity I can honestly say that we've come to perfect!
After we were all pooled and sunned out, we headed back to our room and that's when I got the call.  My retrieval?  The one that was supposed to be Sunday, but that I thought would be pushed back to Monday or maybe even Tuesday?  Well, it all changed... My retrieval is tomorrow.  TOMORROW!!!  It got pushed UP! 

I was instructed to trigger last night and then go back in for one more blood draw this morning.  We booked our flights home to Boston (we leave on Sunday afternoon) (I can't believe that the end to this retrieval week is actually in sight) and then went out to dinner.
And I snapped these pictures as we walked back to our car in the parking lot, which show just a little of Colorado's beauty (I really do love this place!):
This morning, I arrived bright and early once again at CCRM for my final monitoring blood draw - Eek!
We celebrated this one little feat in this really, really long and really, really emotional journey by driving to Boulder for the day.
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My mind is currently consumed by tomorrow's egg retrieval.  My last one was back in December and a part of me just can't believe that we're about to do it all over... again.  For a fifth time.  Ugh.  I'm really scared.  Really, really scared.  Not so much for the actual retrieval, but more so for the results of the retrieval.  And then for the fertilization report.  And then for the day 5 results.  And then for the (please God, let us get to this point) CCS testing results.  We have come so far in our journey with CCRM (and with infertility in general!), but there is still such a long way to go.  We have a lot more hurdles to overcome and I'm having a tough time imaging a result any different from my past cycles. 

So with that, we're praying for a miracle...

19 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, I'm so excited for you that they pushed it forward! I'll be thinking about you and sending so so so many prayers your way!! :)

JoJo said...

Woohoo! Everything is looking great. Rooting for you girly!! Hoping keeps going swell as it is. (-: goodluck tomorrow!

Amanda said...

EEEK!!!! TO-MOR-ROW!?!? How did this happen? Oh man, I"m praying for really, really, REALLY great news tomorrow… lots of BEAUTIFUL eggs!

So I'm guessing that this is not a fresh cycle, right? You're heading out of CO and they'll do the CCS… then call you back for an FET?!?!

Erika said...

GIRL! Are you sure you're in Colorado and not Mexico or something? You're so dang tan!! I think CCRM agrees with you. :) So excited for your retrieval tomorrow...praying all goes well!

Anonymous said...

You both look so great! Fingers crossed for egg retrieval, you deserve great news! X

Suzanne said...

Holy cow!! TOMORROW! So exciting! I will be thinking about you all weekend, I promise! BEST of luck to you and your eggs!! Looks like you definitely took advantage of everything Colorado has to offer! So glad you were able to enjoy so much of your trip!! xo

shay said...

Fingers crossed for you that all goes well!

Emily said...

So exciting!!! Good vibes coming your way!

the blogivers said...

Praying along with you! Glad everything is going smoothly and that you all are still enjoying your time there!!

bellehavendrive said...

I'm praying for you today! Yay! I'm sure everything will go wonderfully. I know this has been a long journey for you; I know what it's like to not be able to imagine a different outcome than last time. But--it can and WILL be different.

Colorado is quite gorgeous! You're making me want to visit home!

Aramis said...

It might be already done but good luck with the retrieval!

Melissa said...

Girl - praying for you!!! And for a miracle! :)

Darcy Kristy said...

Aubrey, you have been on my mind a lot! I'm excited to hear that your ET is being pushed up and not back!! That's a good sign right? I will continue to keep you in my T&P today, and throughout your journey. Good things are coming your way...... they just have to be.. xoxoxoxo

Team Harries said...

Today!! YAY! Prayers for you sweet girl! Glad you get to go home soon too! PS y'all are super photogenic :)

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

O-M-G!!! You're probably in your retrieval as I type this. I'm so hopeful for you, Aub. Sending positive thoughts that all of the hurdles left on this journey...you fly right over them. I hope this ends your journey with baby in arms. Hugs to you. Can't wait to hear your update.

jAllen said...

Best wishes! I hope it goes swimmingly!

JenS said...

The retrieval probably already happened by now. Hope it went well and sending all sort of positive fertilization vibes to Colorado.

Risa said...

Woo hoo! Looks like you guys had a good time there! Wishing you nothing but the best!

Em said...

Catching up on your blog...excited and nervous to read the newer posts. But I just have to say that I love all of these pics of you and your husband. Very sweet.

 
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