I had an ultrasound this morning to make sure I am responding to the drugs and don't have a lead follicle. Good news! I have 7 follies all growing at roughly the same rate. This is by far the best I have ever done. I still have a long road ahead and don't want to get ahead of myself (because anything can still happen), but this is a really great start. So happy with my ovaries for paying attention and responding to the drugs. At this point, they can't really be trusted to always do that. This makes me a little more positive about this cycle. Cautiously positive.
I am especially relieved to get good news today because I am going to a baby shower this afternoon. It could possibly be the worst idea ever for a woman pumped full of fertility drugs to go to a baby shower, but I am actually feeling okay about it. For now. I am currently trying to come up with an excuse if I need to leave early. The baby shower is for my cousin (my third cousin to have a baby just in the last year. ugh.) and my aunt who is hosting the shower is fully aware of our IF and what we have been dealing with. She knows because she was never able to have children herself so I have felt comfortable talking to her about it even though the rest of my extended family doesn't know. So if I need to leave quietly out of a side door unnoticed, she'll understand. Thankfully, it's a co-ed shower so SH will be there with me. Much to his disappointment. Hey, why should I be the only one who has to suffer through stupid games and oohing and aahing over tiny clothes?