Today I had a sonogram to measure the thickness of my uterine lining. The process of a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is so much different than of a stimulation cycle, whether IUI or IVF. There hasn't been all that much I've had to do in the process leading up to it, which is completely different from all my other cycles with stimulation drugs, multiple sonograms to measure everything, and the timing of many drugs and appointments to all time out just right. This cycle, all I've had to do so far is use Estrace pills, gradually upping the dose to three a day. Today I'm on day 14 of my cycle, and my lining 'should' be 9mm or more today. My lining today was just 7.4mm. The nurse and my wonderful doctor said that measurement would be okay to proceed with, but he wants to see if we can get it just a little bit thicker before we move on to the next step. I go back for another sono to measure the lining next Wednesday, and then we'll proceed from there.
So I guess this news is good, because, hopefully, we are still pretty much on track for the transfer on the 19th. But, I couldn't help it...I just sat in my car and cried. I cried all the way up to the cemetery to visit Jonathan's grave, and most of the way back home. I wish it could just be easy, that all measurements/steps on track with the expected norm. I wish my lining had been on the right thickness, and we could have proceeded on today. I wish it could just all be easier. But, I have to have hope and faith, and remind myself that I'm still on track. That I'm lucky to be even able to be doing this cycle with good quality frozen embryos. I'm just so wanting it to be in the past and be enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Actually, I really want to be done with a pregnancy with a healthy baby or babies in my arms. Thanks for your prayers...your comments...your love. I'll keep you posted.
**If any of you TTC-ers have ever been through a FET, and have any information, tips, advice about the process, I would love for you to share! After almost 6 years, I thought I was pretty on top of any process that we could have, but this one just seems different to me! Thanks for anything you can share!