Today is national bump day, as well as the 40th birthday of the FIRST baby EVER born via surrogacy, and it was also my embryo transfer day! 🎉
So…this wasn’t supposed to happen til Sunday…but lemme fill you in.
Ok, my last post covered the start of my medication cycle. As a recap; I started off on 3 prenatal vitamins and 2 estrogen pills daily with an estrogen shot every 3 days. By the time my first monitoring appointment rolled around the drs noticed that my uterus lining was getting thick faster than they had anticipated, so to catch it at its peak, they moved the transfer date up, which also meant adding more medications.
These are currently all of the medications I’m on:
-3 vaginal suppositories daily(to be taken throughout the day, basically breakfast, lunch, and right before bed)
-3 prenatals daily(I take one after lunch and 2 after dinner)
-light steroids(the dosage varies daily, the pack starts with 6 in one day, and works its way down to one a day and then you start a new pack. They are to be take at different times throughout the day)
-2 estrogen pills daily(one with lunch and one with dinner)
-daily progesterone injection(mine kinda gives me a stomach ache so I do the shot right before bed so I just sleep through it)
-estrogen injection every 3 days(right before bed)
It seems overwhelming, but it’s honestly not terrible. I kinda run my day around the medications, I make sure to keep the times consistent for each pill so I know I’ve taken them because even one missed dose can lead to…well not so good news. And I don’t want that! I want the good news! I want this little guy to stick on the first try! So good vibes, prayers up, and happy thoughts.