I am on CD 4 today. We are moving along now!
Admittedly, I cheated.
During the last cycle, on CD 25, I began taking progesterone supplements to fool my body into thinking I ovulated. Tisk, tisk, I know. Considering that I have NEVER made it to CD 25 without ovulating, that the anovulatory cycle was immediately preceding our IVF cycle (impatient girl) and that I had no idea how long the cycle would go on, I took matters into my own hands. I had progesterone left over from my previous RE and I used it without remorse.
I didn’t tell the doctor I cheated either.
Slap my hand.
I don’t care.
This girl was impatient.
This girl can now plan ahead. And plan I did. I have hypothetical dates all drawn up. Now I can relax and let the plan fall by the wayside as they normally do. But at least I have a framework to work from now.
Why does a plan matter? Well. Summer is fast approaching. We have a wedding out of state that I need to buy plane tickets for. If all goes well we will be able to make it – if not things could get dicey.
Oh, the joys of trying to make a baby. Life tends to revolve around it unfortunately.
Here’s my hypothetical calendar. Let’s see how it all works out in the end, shall we?
Luteal Lupron IVF Protocol:
CD 20 4/25, Fri Bloodtest to confirm ovulation
CD21 4/26, Sat Begin Lupron (10 units for at least 10 days)
~CD32 5/7, Wed Baseline ultrasound and bloodwork (delayed if period has not yet started)
If baseline is clear and bloodwork is alright:
~CD32 5/7, Wed Begin Gonal-F (225 units each night)
Reduce Lupron to 5 units
~CD37 5/13, Tues Bloodtest (after 5 days of stimming)
~CD37-39 Continue stimming
~CD39-44 CD42: 5/17, Sat The average length of stimulation is 7-12 days
Once appropriate response in reached:
~CD42 5/17, Sat Ovidrel around midnight (exact time from office)
~CD44 5/19, Mon Egg Retrieval
~CD49 5/24, Sun 5 Day transfer
~CD56 5/31, Sat 7dpt (test)
13 weeks: 8/4/14 (convenient date for travel)