I had another check up this morning and things were the same but more evident. Two perfect sized follicles and one trying to hang in there. Three is still my number, I am holding onto. It is not 20-40 but three. The doc gave me the opportunity to abandon now. “Do you want to quit?”, he asked. “Most doctors would tell you to quit now but I am not one of those docs. It is your decision.” You see, with this program if we don’t make it to egg retrieval, we get a large portion of money back. Yes, we would still have to spend the thousands all over again on meds (that he would greatly increase next time) but it wouldn’t be completely starting over financially. That is our risk. If we move forward with it, we gamble that money. I told the doc that I serve a mighty God and we have LOTS of people praying with us, I cannot quit on these three possibilities of Baby Andress now! He gave me a fist pump and told me he’s praying too.
SO… THIS IS IT! Trigger shot is tonight at midnight (at home) and egg retrieval is Saturday morning. Trigger shot is another injection that tells my body to now ovulate those three eggs. The funny thing is, I got a shot this morning of meds telling my body not to ovulate. Oh medicine… It is all about timing with IVF though! My Mom arrives just in time tomorrow and Austin has taken all weekend off. It is not how we fully expected it to be but it is the cards that we were dealt and we happen to think that God is setting the stage for a miracle. All our eggs are literally in the basket but we have faith in those three. We also have hope our future son or daughter is in that batch.
Egg retrieval day is something that all IVF’ers anticipate from the day they start the journey. The second he said tonight is my trigger, my heart started racing. Yesterday was a hard day getting that news we got and we are going into this with extremely low odds but here we are here at this pivotal stage. We no longer have to do our normal shots at home and for some reason I wanted to film it last night not even knowing it was our last. Austin switched from night shift today so he had the whole day to spend with me relaxing. Today was also my scheduled myofascial release massage where I told her to release any bad toxins! Yesterday was also a very rainy day and today not a cloud in the sky. The storms have parted and the light shines. The forecast all weekend is more rain. Why this random sunny day in the middle then? I think it’s God’s way of showing us his light in the middle of this storm.
Today, I am thankful that so many people are whispering prayers to God because of our story. Because of my prayer need, YOUR relationship is growing with the Lord and for that alone, I am thankful for the trial! Isn’t that what life is about? Isn’t that why we experience trials so we draw near to him? I’m also thankful for the traffic delay from this morning that I hardly noticed because I was that girl jamming in her car.. I mean jammingggg.. to good Christian music. Have you ever heard Carrie Underwood sing ‘How Great Thou Art’? Or ‘King Of My Heart’ by Steffany Gretzinger? Oh my. Do yourself a favor and go listen! I just hope the other people saw my license plate (James12 from James 1:2 Choose Joy in your trials) and felt that joy and his light.
Thanks for all the support!!! Who is ready for a miracle!? Let’s do this!
Sending love, Stacy & Austin