Friday, May 21, 2010

Notes from my date with the dildo cam.

We (Doc Oc, J, and I) decided that our mid-cycle follicle check should be earlier this month. This was because last month I was seen on day 13 and it appeared that I had already ovulated. So, that's why I'm on CD10 and getting friendly with the dildo cam.

Let's back up for a moment. Up until the month before last my follicles haven't developed at all. They've stayed at approx. 7-9mm (my 'baseline'). Two months ago I did get a rogue folli that at CD15 was a whopping 12mm. I don't know what they were last month because we were too late. Doc Oc wants to see them at about 19-20mm before we trigger.

J wasn't able to make it today, so I was flying solo this time. And guess what? I have two follicles on my right side that are 'serious contenders'! This is the first time I've been a contender for anything. The larger of the two measured at 15mm and the smaller at 12mm and it's only day 10! My lining was on the thin side, so I'm at least a few days away before I could ovulate and be triggered. (My lining has always been very thick by midcycle, it's the only thing I've ever had going for me.)

Monday I go back to take another look around and see how it's going. If they're healthy and progressing the smaller should be between 15-18mm and the larger between 18-21mm. So, if all goes well, I have injections next week.

I am cautiously optimistic. J and I will be discussing next steps this weekend. If we get far enough to trigger, we need to decide if we'll be timing sex, or going forward with IUI.

Do we go forth and attempt to make at least a part of this process 'natural'? Or do we not waste this opportunity and go forward with the best odds? We will talk it out and I will let you know where we end up.

3 comments:

  1. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE fingers crossed

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  2. That is great news! GL :-)

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  3. Good luck and I can't wait to hear how it goes!

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