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Cleared for takeoff

February 10, 2011

Dildocam scan today at CD9 and I’ve got 18 follicles growing: currently 17, 2×16, 2×15 and 14 plus some tiddlies, so nice and clumped together with no large outlier.  Bloodwork looks good too, and the nurses have cleared us to trigger with Ovidrel on Saturday night, with collection on Monday and a transfer next Saturday.  With an average growth of 1-2mm per day, we should be looking at 6+ in the 18-25mm range.

Unfortunately The Baron has to work next Saturday so it looks like he won’t be there for transfer; kind of bummed about this since it’s a really magical thing to see (particularly if it works!), but at least he’s there for the collection which is harder physically, and where his ‘performance’ is critical.

Not getting overexcited at this point – I remember how I was overconfident last time around and was devastated to only get 4 eggs.  We did a post mortum of the cycle with the FS a couple of months ago to see why I had so many empty follicles, and he pointed out that while we had a couple of big ones, the rest were fairly small and probably not mature enough to have grown anything.  Hence the more aggressive treatment this time, which I seem to be responding to really well.

So things look more promising this time around, but I won’t know until I wake up and see the number on the sheet.  But it will all be over in a week, which is really cool – this has felt so short and so much easier to manage – and anything that reduces the stress has to be a good thing.

P.S. – Welcome to the world Thomas!  Beautiful proof that lightening can strike twice.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2011 11:43 pm

    glad to read that things look promising, with any luck you’ll get a nice haul and a good fert rate. God time is flying, hard to believe you’re almost at EC.

    • The Barreness permalink*
      February 11, 2011 8:09 am

      Thanks so much for your support, particularly when things don’t seem to be going as smoothly for you. Best of luck for you this month too!

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