Thursday, June 11, 2009

Trigger tonight & ER on Saturday

I went into my reproductive clinic this morning yet again for a follicle scan. I have 7 measurable follicles on my right ovary and 10 on my left (+ several smaller). The biggest follicle was 19mm, so it seems as though I'm ready to trigger tonight at 11pm. My egg retrieval is set for 11am on Saturday and the ET to K's wonderful uterus will be either Tuesday or Thursday. I am hoping for a blast transfer because I'm a huge proponent of blast transfers, but know that day 3 transfers can bring good things too (just ask my dear friend, Kris!).

I noticed on my scheduling sheet the NP wrote "13" in the line for follicle count. I guess of few that she measured must not be contenders for the ER and I have to say that I felt quite defeated when I read that number. My RE was so confident that I'd have a similar response, so I expected my follicle count to be more like 20. The NP assured me that this cycle was just as good if not better than my first. She said that my E2 is much more "normal" this cycle, but I didn't even ask the number because it's just one more thing for me to stress about. Last cycle the it didn't even get to 300 and we had 16 mature eggs. The NP went on to say that they were tweeking my protocol in hopes of further improving egg quality and weren't really worried about quantity. I know that quality is more important than quantity, but I still worry. Despite my worries I am very hopeful that we will have a retrieve several good eggs and will end up with a handful of exceptional embryos!

21 comments:

Meg. said...

Niki ~

First off, thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. =)

Second, and most important, good luck with your ER on Saturday! I'm kind of a weirdo and have always viewed 13 as a lucky number...so perhaps 13 good follies is a GOOD sign. =) (I think it is!)

You'll definitely be in my thoughts!

Donna said...

Good Luck! I hope everything goes well on Saturday.

Rebecca said...

All kinds of prayers and positive thoughts and all that goodness coming your way for retrieval! Can't wait for the fertilization report!

Love you!

Jess said...

Good luck sweetie! I will be sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers!

GS said...

Good luck with your ER.

Cortney said...

Good Luck Girl! I am getting really excited for you.... makes my heart beat fast and my tummy do flips!

Sheri-ct said...

Yay! A "normal" E2 is wonderful! You are so strong not to ask, I would be DYING to know. I need to analyze and obsess over EVERYTHING! I am very excited for you! I really hope you get the 5 day transfer you are hoping for, but keep in mind that many beautiful miracles are made with 3 day transfers (I have 2 to prove it!). Keeping everything crossed for you!

Sheri

Jaymee said...

keeping everything crossed for you!!! saturday is going to be a great day!!!

Jen said...

Good luck on the ER!

meinsideout said...

Wow - I cannot believe how fast it has gone!!!! I will be thinking of you and waiting for your update!

Kelly said...

It's finally coming to an end now! Prayers for lots of good embies and I hear ya on the blast transfer!!

Lost in Space said...

I'm sorry you are so worried, Niki. The stress of this process can be so much. My theory is that they estimate on the low side so that we are pleasantly surprised when the results are better. I'm hoping for some nice healthy eggs for you on Saturday with an easy recovery. All cross-ables crossed!!

Infertile In the City said...

Hard not to worry isn't it! Good luck tomorrow at the ER - and be sure to take care of yourself.
hugs.

MDZ said...

I'm crossing my fingers for you and hoping that you have lots of good quality eggs! Good Luck!!!

Bluebird said...

Thinking of you!!

Sarah said...

Best of luck for your retrieval. Fingers crossed!

M said...

best of luck with the ER, will be thinking of you.

thanks for clarifying the frozen/fresh... suppose it would have been obvious if i'd read a little closer!

-c said...

I haven't commented much but I want to say: YAY!

I love the excitement and hope and you project in the midst of your worries. Your post just made me want to cheer you on and jump up and down waving.

You're amazing. Keep up the good work.

TeriLynn said...

Niki, I am thinking nothing but the best for you and for an nice snuggly home in K's uterus for your little eggs to grow!!

13 is a very lucky number!!!

darateacher said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Good luck at your egg retrieval. I'll be praying there are more mature eggs than you think there are. :-)

Also, I believe that Myles is watching you and praying along with you for a little brother or sister to love.

Dara

Wewurtskihit said...

Xing fingers and thinking of you today!!!