Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. CD12.
At my dildo-cam appointment this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I have one plump follie (who I have subsequently named Dudley, if you’re interested) measuring around 20mm. I also have a couple of little guys on the left measuring 15 and 13mm, but the doc was doubtful that they’d catch up much before Saturday.
Oh right. I suppose I should let you know what we’re doing…
So we also decided to go forward with an IUI on Saturday. This cycle hasn’t been ideal in my mind, but the doctor thought it looked pretty great. I would have liked more than one mature follicle, but hey – it only takes one, right?
The husband and I will drive up on Saturday morning for his “appointment”, and then go have a nice breakfast in Ann Arbor somewhere. After that, we’ll go back for my baby-batter injection, lie on the table with my hips in the air for 20 minutes, and then head out to the cottage for some rest and relaxation.
And then in two weeks, we’ll be pregnant. RIGHT?!
Fingers are crossed for that part, anyway.
One thing I’m a little concerned about is the timing of the IUI… And yes, I knoooooow that I shouldn’t question the doctors, especially since they were right the last time I freaked out about my sad, lagging follies and thin-ish uterine lining (which caught up to 12.5, by the way!), but it’s really hard not to question their 36 hour rule.
I am supposed to trigger tonight around bedtime, and the IUI is scheduled for around 9am on Saturday morning… In past IUI cycles, I’ve triggered anywhere from 12 to 36 hours before the IUI. The shorter timeframes were because my labs apparently showed that I was trying to ovulate on my own, but I always feel like I ovulate around 24 hours after my trigger.
I could be totally wrong, of course, and may or may not be basing much of this assumption on my BBT, which I have been told is not accurate once you’ve triggered.
Still though… Can anyone out there ease my mind about trigger timing? Are the broad majority of women triggering and then ovulating 36 hours after – no earlier, no later? That does not seem plausible to me, but it’s what I’m being led to assume.
Either way, the husband and I will ensure that our bases are covered, timing-wise. We’ll take matters into our own hands (heh) at home tonight, IUI on Saturday morning, and we’ll attempt a bit more “intervention” Saturday night and Sunday.
You know, just to be sure Dudley doesn’t get away.
So anyway, that’s what’s going on all up in my business.
What’s new with you?