I went in for my u/s on Thursday with a bit of nervousness because of what Dr. A had said, but this time my appointment was with Dr. S who I've only seen once before. What a difference a doctor makes! Though I was at CD17 and my follicle was still only measuring 12mm, Dr. S told me we have to look at the big picture: since I've had a few longer cycles (especially my last one), I could still OV at some point through CD21. So he had me schedule another appointment for this morning to see if this was indeed true. My lining was almost 9mm that day, so I was definitely on track except for the slow-growing follicle.
I almost pushed the appointment out until Monday morning because I just started a new job - more on that in a minute - yesterday and I didn't know if I could get the extra time for my lunch break in order to go. However, when I found out the only appointment available Monday morning was with Dr. A, I said no. Apparently I stated it rather too quickly because the nurses looked at me and asked if I had a bad experience with her. I had to explain that each encounter I've had with Dr. A has never been a good encounter. One nurse said she hadn't heard anyone say that in awhile and another asked if she was too "dry" with me - both of which lead me to believe I'm not the only person that doesn't mesh well with Dr. A. Ah well. Dr. S and Dr. M - I'll take them any day!
Anyhow, luckily it wasn't a problem getting them to okay the extra time for my lunch break and when Dr. S told me that little follicle of mine grew to 18mm, I wanted to jump up and hug him! If it weren't for his willingness to let my body do it's thing and to look at that "big picture," this cycle may not be happening. I'm so grateful for him.
FET is a go! Momma B and I were ecstatic today. And I was even more excited when I found out our beloved Dr. M is covering next weekend. I joked to Momma B that my body was just holding out to make sure he was the one that would perform the transfer! Hey, it could be true. ;)
Honestly, life has been so wonderful lately.
My new job - I love it. And I have to say, it literally walked into my lap - all thanks to my awesome friend, N at IPOG. When we first moved up here, there were no full-time benefited positions available and I was okay with a per diem/on-call position in the mean time as I am on Momma B's insurance and figured at some point I could find a full-time slot. Well, after interviewing for a position that I thought would be amazing, but didn't end up getting, I was texting with N when she told me about a posting for a full-time labor and delivery position at a hospital in the town where Momma B and I are planning on buying a house within the next year. I applied and got the job at the interview! It was surreal. What luck too! I would've never looked myself, so I'm indebted to N. What's been so wonderful is the fact that it's so much like the job I loved and had to leave in San Diego. I cannot discount the per diem job because I've truly come to appreciate the differences and so enjoy the people I work with there; so I've got two jobs now!
Yes, life is good. And just keeps getting better.