Sunday, March 31, 2013

IVF Day 8

Today's ultrasound showed good progress:

Right Ovary: 16, 15, 15, 14, 14, 13, 11, 11, 11, 10, 10
Left Ovary: 13, 13, 13, 12, 9
Lining:  7.6, trilaminar

Dr. D said I responded very well over the weekend! My follicles grew quicker than he expected (but not too fast). So I have to go back tomorrow for another ultrasound. Normally the follicle checks are first thing in the morning but apparently a lot of women in the clinic are close to triggering. They had already added on 7 patient tomorrow, so my appointment isn't till the afternoon. The plan is to possibly trigger tomorrow or Tuesday, which would make retrieval Wednesday or Thursday and transfer Monday or Tuesday (if we make it to 5 day). Right after my ultrasound Dr. D came quickly in the room and said sort of nervously, "you responded quicker than I expected so you are going to need to go home right away and take your Antagon." Luckily, I had it in the car since K and I went to our hometown for Friday/Saturday and I brought it with just in case, so K ran out and grabbed it and I gave it to myself in the clinic.

I was happy Dr. D was there. I asked him about culturing 14 embryos and how this was different than the original paperwork I had. He said the clinic had just changed their recommendation based on their newest research and statistics. In fact, they had just printed the new paperwork Thursday night, so I was one of the first to get the new recommendation.

Obviously, I am responding well to my low dose of meds and the number of embryos they want to culture is based on their new research so all of my worrying Friday was unnecessary. I am feeling hopeful and excited.

The circle + bloom meditations are going well. The only problem is that they get me so relaxed I sometimes find myself nodding off while listening to them. Especially when I listen to them right before bed. However, this is a good sign because normally I have a really hard time falling asleep. I lay in bed and my mind runs a mile a minute with worries.


  1. Sounds like you are getting a great response! I'm hoping and praying this is it for you and you get 2 fat, healthy babies out of this cycle!! :)

  2. so glad that the cycle and bloom is helping you relax!! will everyone be having the new reccomendations too? are they specific to male factor issues? they alays keep it interesting!