Baseline hurdle cleared! Ovaries quiet*, lining very thin, estrogen at 16, progesterone at <.5 and my checking account is down nearly $7K.
My very own RE did my exam and a quick mock transfer (which he described as "easy"). He also complimented my choice of toenail polish. Either my normally un-pedicured feet made a massive impression on him in the past, or (for my choice) he just clearly has good taste. I mean really, who doesn't like a nice frosty orange pedicure for the summer months? Having approved my pedicure, my cervix and my ovaries, he gave me permission to reclaim my pants and meet him in the consult room to review The Plan. We looked over the calendar again, completed all the paperwork, signed our consents and were off.
One little hiccup at the checkout desk, as my debit card was declined when I went to pre-pay the (exorbitant**) bill. Turns out that thing has a $3K per day spending limit. Oops. It never occurred to me to call my bank ahead of time and let them know I was making this charge. Luckily, they had it sorted in under ten minutes so I could pay up and move on to lunch with the Professor. But for a minute there... my heart stopped. The other thing I realized this morning was that I'll be getting my 1% rebate on this charge since I used my debit card as a credit card. That will make for a nice little dinner out with the Professor!
*For the sake of comparison: my right ovary measured 30mm this morning. We're ideally looking to recruit multiple follicles on that ovary at 20mm+. I have a feeling things are gonna get a little cramped in there.
**I do actually realize that my just under $7K IVF bill is far from the level of "exorbitant" that many others have to pay, but still. It's all relative.