Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Verdict is In

Today's ultrasound showed that my small follicles had all grown a dramatic 3 mm in just one day. Predicted mature egg yield now stands at 7, so I'll actually be having my eggs harvested! Previously it looked like we'd get maybe five which is a borderline number - great for IUI but not enough to justify IVF.

Thanks for all the encouraging words in recent days. This week has definitely been manic-depressive with all the wild ups and downs. I assure you I'm still seriously so sane, though. It's just that I get scared stiff sometimes when I think of all that's gone wrong in the last few years, and all the things that have to go just right to get a rainbow baby. The nurses yesterday and today were decidedly more cheery and that helps. Today's nurse even got me another prescription for Follistim and Menopur so I can get them now while I still have great insurance. That way I have a stockpile in case this cycle doesn't work. Strategery.

Still stimming tonight and tomorrow morning, then one more ultrasound and I'll trigger tomorrow evening. It'll be my first encounter with the big needle and I'm a bit apprehensive about it, but I'll get over it. I intend to do the deed by myself, although obviously rear shots are logistically more difficult than belly ones.


So that's where we stand. Retrieval should be Wednesday and I'm assuming we'll do a day three transfer on Saturday.

It has nothing to do with the topic of trying to get knocked up, but I'll leave you with an amusing anecdote involving a sexy babydoll nighty: After dinner this evening, my five-year-old daughter came into the kitchen wearing a babydoll nighty she'd found in my closet. "Mommy, why don't you ever wear this?! It's beautiful!" Pretty funny. Although it is sad that a sexy babydoll nighty no longer has anything at all to do with trying to get knocked up :(

6 comments:

jrs said...

great news! I am so happy for you.

That is hilarious about your daughter finding your beautiful nighty. LOL

The New Simons said...

I don't recommend doing the 'butt shot' on your own. It's gonna kill at that angle... Get the hubby to do it if you can!

Nick and Kristi said...

Oh Im so happy that you have 7....Miracle what more stimulation and time can do:)

Lori said...

The trigger IS easier if someone else does it, but I did it myself and it wasn't bad. I also did tons of PIO shots myself (in the same place) and they weren't too bad--the angle just is not that easy but if you have to do it yourself, do it in front of a mirror.

So excited for the next few days for you!!! Hooray for little follicles that could!

Erica said...

Yay for 3mm! That is awesome! I am wishing for that! FX for you...;)

CeCe said...

Good news! Best of luck to you!!! I'm sending positive thoughts your way...