This morning I had another ultrasound to check on my growing follicles (CD14), and I also had another blood draw to check my Estradiol levels….hopefully they’re okay and I’m not going to overstimulate. I’ve been pounding water & Gatorade like it’s going out of style, and peeing every 10 minutes….it’s quite annoying. I’m definitely still very tender, and my work pants are so tight right now from the extra bloat. I will probably be wearing a maxi-skirt for the next few days/weeks. I guess my Estradiol levels from Tuesday were low enough so my RE still wants to use the HCG trigger shot, which is a good sign. The ultrasound went well, I have 12 potentially mature follicles, and I’m ready to trigger tonight. So I’ll do my HCG trigger shot tonight at 10:00 pm and have my IUI on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Since it’s going to be on the weekend I’ll have to do the at home sperm washing like last time (for more details on this click here)….which actually makes it nicer because we’re not so rushed that way. We have friends coming in this weekend, so I’ll just go to the appointment on my own. My RE made a follow up appointment for me next Thursday, I think I’ll have my Estradiol checked again….and he just wants to be sure I’m not hyperstimulating.
I know to a lot of you 12 mature follicles seems like a lot for an IUI, AND IT IS….but with male factor we’re at a lot lower risk of all of them fertilizing…and this large number gives us a VERY HIGH shot that this will in fact work this time, which is so exciting…so that’s that. IUI #5 here we come!
In other, non TTC related news, I got my final grade back from the finance class I took this summer…..A, so I still have a 4.0 in grad school 🙂