Friday, June 4, 2010

Cycle 27 monitoring u/s

So I kind-of got my wish: I have four follicles which were large enough to be detected on u/s.  The two on the right measured 15 mm each, and of the two on the left, one measured 16 mm and the other measured 23 mm.

Currently I am scheduled to trigger tomorrow night at 11:30 p.m., with an IUI scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday.  One thing that may throw a wrench into our plans, though, is if my body begins to create its own LH surge.  If that happens, I will have to trigger during the day tomorrow and have my IUI on Sunday morning.  Which in and of itself would not be horrible, but if I begin to ovulate on my own, before the trigger, there is a distinct possibility that three of my follicles will not yet be large enough to contain a mature egg.  

As I understand it, because the follicles continue to grow 1-2 mm per day until they release their eggs, if I wait until tomorrow night to trigger for a Monday morning IUI, there is a very good possibility that all four follicles will contain (and release) a mature egg.  (I'm told that each follicle would need to be at least 16-17 mm to be considered mature.)  Four chances are better than one, so I am hoping that's what happens.

Nurse Favorite said my lining looked "great, textbook" at 9 mm.  So despite having used Clomid for the fifth sixth cycle, that's not a problem.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow's OPK is negative.

1 comment:

  1. You sound "ripe" my dear! And very positive. Keep up the good mental outlook!

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