Tuesday, February 21st, 2012. CD13.
So, for the second (very early) morning in a row, I have had blood work and an ultrasound to see how the mystery meds are helping me along.
Yesterday, I had one lonely follicle on the right that was of any merit. Ollie 2 measured about 15 yesterday – too small to trigger. Through this research study, I need to have two follies at 18 or higher before they allow me to trigger. They also allow me to trigger if I have one follie that has been at 18 or up for two days, OR if I appear to be ovulating on my own.
As it stands today, Ollie 2 is measuring 17.5. Depending on the blood work, I will likely go back in tomorrow morning for another pass of the wand to see if Ollie 2 has made any further progress. If so, I will trigger tomorrow evening, and go in for IUI on Friday morning.
The doctors are being very proactive in their monitoring, which is a great thing considering I don’t have to pay for it, but the driving is getting old. I just keep thinking that getting up at 4am is preparing for the day when my baby comes home and keeps me up alllllllllll night long.
But really, 4am? I hate you. I haven’t wanted to see either side of 4am in years. I want to be asleep when it’s dark, thankyouverymuch.
That being said, I will do whatever is necessary to give myself the best chance for success this cycle. And, although it’s a lot of miles and minutes out of my day, monitoring things closely this cycle will help the docs be able to time things better for me next cycle. For that, I am thankful.
Once I have a bit more info, I will update you all again. Thank you, as always, to those of you out there cheering me on! I couldn’t do all of this without the love and support of the husband, my friends and family, and my friends via intrawebs!