VII. Samantha – second cycle and insemination

Making Baby Mettler

Well, after the last cycle, we now know to follow directions 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ you live and you learn right?

So cycle day 2, I went in for an ovary scan. Requested Suzie permanently since she’s a thick girl and she knows our struggles 💁🏻‍♀️ everything was all good and she sent in my prescriptions for Pregnyl and Femara. And I’ll be back again on CD 11 to see how these follicles are growing.

We ordered the sperm the next day, But because of the last cycle and how small my follicles were on CD 11, I figured I had a little more time to order the trigger shot. SMP orders “next day shipping” for free for people who live in Florida. I was veryyyy wrong…

I went in on CD 11 at 7am and then we went to Epcot for the day (Disney, at this point was at limited capacity, so all the parks were EMPTY which has been the only positive outcome with corona). Around 2pm – while we were traipsing through Canada at Epcot – the doctors office called and my follicle was at 22mm (insert the *surprised* emoji here). They told me to trigger tonight between 6-8pm and to come in on CD 13 for insemination – just 2 days later!! I told them that I hadn’t even ordered my trigger shot and asked if they could send the prescription over to a local pharmacy… at which time, she told me that most of them don’t carry it….. I asked if I could call her back, and then panic set in. I freaked out for a second and couldn’t understand why this follicle grew so fast, but then I pulled my head out of my butt and decided we had work to do to be able to figure this out!

We sat at Epcot on the bench and called every local pharmacy in the area to see if ANYONE had it in stock. After about 17 phone calls, we found a CVS inside of a Target in Winter Garden, about 45 min away from Disney, that just happened to have it in stock because someone else ordered it and never ended up picking it up… We rushed our way through Disney as fast as we could and flew to the CVS. We made it there by 7:30pm.. After we got out of the store and back to the car, I looked at the time and it was 7:45pm. I wouldn’t make it home in time to do the trigger by 8pm, so we did the next thing we could think of. I leaned the seat back in the car, and looked like a junkie shooting up in a Target parking lot. People were staring at the car trying to figure out what was going on and we just kept joking about the story we were going to tell this child of how they were made.

CD 13 I went in for my insemination, and once again, poor Steph had to sit in the car in the parking lot while I laid up in that room all by myself. Backstreet Boys “I want it that way” was playing and I just laid there and laughed to myself about this wholeeeee cycle.

Baby Journey cost:
Sperm plus shipping: $770 Femara:$20 Pregnyl at CVS:$180 Insemination: $350
Follicle scan copay x2 : $90
Total baby-making cost to d
ate:$15,740.05

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