Thursday, March 26, 2009
Jon and Kate plus 8 (plus my ovaries)
Okay, I have never seen this show until the OHSS-imposed bed resting. I had heard about it and was somehow able to avoid getting sucked into it. Last night, I found myself in a JaKP8 frenzy, I watched four episodes and recorded more for later. It is like some kind of crazy train wreck, that I can't click away from. Unlike most people, all I could think about the entire time was how she managed to have a healthy sextuplet pregnancy and, "Did some crazy quack doctor transfer six embryos or what?" but after some Googling, I discovered she did IUIs with injectables. According to my doctor, they don't do that as much because of the risk of higher order multiples, like their sextuplets. What do you guys think of the show?
I did find out that Kate had OHSS with the sextuplets and and had to be hospitalized, which is familiar territory to me. It made me like her more. Speaking of the OHSS... here is the update:
My blood work was normal. Yay for avoiding kidney failure! Also, I am bigger... ginormous. It looks like someone put a basketball under my too-big shirt. Thank God that flowy, loose shirts are fashionable, because I am hiding my girth under one every day. Secondly, I have to be monitored every other day, so back to see Wanda tomorrow. They hinted that they might do my beta a couple days early, though. HOLY HELL. I am so nervous- is 7dp5dt too early by blood? I don't know, but I am sort of dealing with the OHSS by trying to think that maybe I am pregnant, so if they tell me tomorrow that I am not, all kinds of breaking down will commence.
Thanks to everyone for the cheers and encouragement. I am hoping to either start deflating, or get good news... or both.