Monday, June 6, 2011

Retrieval Wednesday

I should have updated the blog yesterday but got busy with other stuff.

The weekend nurse saw our donor again yesterday for a follow up ultrasound. She had approximately 35 follicles with her leading follicles measuring 16-25mm. Dr Dumbledore recommended she come back in today for another ultrasound and trigger tonight, with egg retrieval on Wednesday.  (I actually don't know whether she is taking additional stims or just "coasting" until tomorrow night's trigger; the nurse's original email didn't say, and by the time I got it hours later--I was in a movie when it arrived--it was too late to ask.)

I will receive another update today after her appointment .  I have been mildly concerned that things have been pushed out one day later than I expected, but I realize stimulating ovaries is not an exact science, and I have to trust Dr. Dumbledore.  I mean, if I don't think he knows what he's doing, why are we doing our cycle with him?  Lord knows I did enough research before picking St. Mungo's.  And they don't have an 85% success rate on fresh cycles for nothing.  So I am going with the flow and trusting that he knows the best thing.

So MM and I will be traveling tomorrow evening for our appointment at St. Mungo's Wednesday morning.  It's going to be an exciting week


  1. Oh my gosh, it's so exciting! I feel like I'm holding my breath for you all! I'm so happy for you guys!

  2. eek! I hope all goes well with the donor scan tonight and your appointment wednesday! I hope ER brings lots of eggies for you guys!

  3. Oh this is so exciting! I'm wishing all the best for you for this cycle. Keep us posted!

  4. Yay!! Can't wait to hear how the retrieval goes!

  5. Just catching up again and am so thrilled to hear how well this cycle is going for you! 85%? Are you where I think you are? (-;

    As for the stick peeing on your last post, I share your reasoning for hating those damn things. I would probably not do it on Father's Day just because of too much past history, but I think if you feel comfortable doing it then go for it. What an amazing very first father's day that will be for MM. (-;

    Wishing you lots of love and luck in the days and weeks to come!

  6. wowowowow!!! so exciting!! Retrievals are always hard to plan so the date moving around is certainly expected. Things are looking good so far and I so excited to hear the updates and fertility report!!!! yay

  7. Those are great numbers! It is hard not to second guess when to trigger, but with 35 eggs, I am certain she will have many mature eggs to work with. Good luck with the retrieval. Less than a week before transfer!!!


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