My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Parameters shall be established

My RE nurse calls me this morning to give me some news.  And I had to call her back and have her repeat the conversation because she woke me up and I realized after coffee that I didn't fully understand what she had told me.

Apparently at this clinic, if your BMI is between 35 and 40, you have to have a consult with the anesthesia department before moving forward.  Who knew?

So there is now a bunch of rushing around trying to get me an appointment for tomorrow because suppression check is the following day.

But here's why this is good news.  At the consult, they will finally establish exactly what my weight has to be below, and on what day it has to be there.  In theory, they should decide that I have to be below 240 either on trigger day or egg retrieval.  But once that is established, we will no longer have to worry about those parameters changing when I show up for egg retrieval.  So if we opt to move forward this cycle, we won't be stopped by someone remeasuring my height and taking away that seventeen thousand dollar inch that I'm worried about.  As long as I do my part and keep that weight down, we're good.

Waking naked weight yesterday - 236.5lbs
Today - 237.4lbs.  Only slept a couple of hours so I didn't get that usual 3lb drop while sleeping.

What do you think guys?  Can I do it?  Can I keep my weight under 240 until egg retrieval around the 16th?  Stay tuned!


  1. I believe you can! I have always believed that you can, from day 1 reading this blog. You want this so much, and the mind has a way of controlling the body beyond our understanding. I know that you really, really want this to work, and when the mind and the will are driving the bus, you can drive it home. I KNOW you can. Keep up the good work!!!

  2. you can totally do it! I'm rooting for you

  3. Hey, as a former WW weigh-in-er, Alex, wear the lightest clothes you have to the next weigh-in! Spandex tanktop and windpants (no bra) were always my faves. Jeans are a killer, and add at least a couple of "fake" pounds all by themselves. Hang in there! You can do it!!


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