Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Follicle check

I had my vaginal u/s this morning to check my follicles. I have three "good" follicles on the right ovary and two "good" ones on the left. (I didn't get specifics about the precise sizes. None were ready to go yet, though.)

As of right now, based on the nurse's projections of the follicles' growth, my IUI is set for Saturday morning. I will have to do my trigger shot at midnight on Thursday night.

The one small potential issue is that one of the follicles on the left (the "lead" follicle) is a few mm ahead of the others. . . . which the nurse said may mean that I will ovulate on my own prior to the trigger shot. That wouldn't be good because then we would only get one egg for this cycle. I am supposed to keep checking OPKs every morning between 10:30 and 11:00 and call the clinic before 11:00 if I get a positive one. If they end up having to trigger me early, they will but would prefer not to.

I hope things go according to the nurse's projection. I'd love to have five eggs rather than just one because I believe that it will increase our chances of success with this cycle. (In addition to the potential issue I have with a Friday IUI that I've already discussed on here.)

I would have expected to be ovulating today or tomorrow, based on my usual ovulation day, but the nurse said that it is not uncommon for Clomid to make your cycle a little longer than usual. So I guess it's nothing to be concerned about.

On a symptoms note, I will mention that I am bloated today and that my lower abdomen is a little tender, especially on the right side. I noticed it first during the u/s and have continued to notice it since then.

We shall see what happens. . . .


  1. I don't think I've ever been this excited about someone else ovulating! :) My fingers are crossed honey!

  2. What she said. :) I hope the nurse is right! I will be thinking of you. xoxo

  3. Wow, 5 follicles! That's not bad at all. I hope the timing works out for you.

    My doctor also told me that clomid can delay ovulation (and therefore AF). However, in response to your comment on my blog, I think it's the progesterone at this point. On my last Clomid cycle, AF still came 14 days after ovulation, and right now I'm 16 dpo.

    Good luck with this cycle!


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