Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Extremely nervous...

Those follicles took off! I went in Sunday and those six follies were at 21, 19, 19, 18, 17, and 17mm. My RE still didn't want to trigger. He did my blood work and I got a call that my estrogen was at 900! He wanted me to "coast," which means, no injection for the night. I came back Wednesday to check on them, they were at 24, 23, 22, 21, 17mm, and 17mm. Relief! Only four continued to grow. I got my trigger, only they gave me half the amount, 5000 instead of 10,000iu of HCG. This is so the smaller follicles would not release. However, yesterday I went in for my first IUI. Dr. D checked my follicles and they were at 29, 28, 27, 26, 22, and 21mm! They all grew and are HUGE! I have six mature eggs! I was sure Dr. D was going to cancel this cycle and not go through with the IUI! Instead he says, "There is no reason that you should not be pregnant this cycle." He continued, "If for some reason it doesn't work, we need to sit down and discuss other options." Other options! It has only been 2 months! This is the second time I've ever ovulated (that I know of!)! I thought that most RE's would do 3-4 cycles of injectables + IUI!? Am I mistaken?

Well, I guess I have to look at the brighter side... he's pretty confident that I will be pregnant this month!! I'm just nervous about having a litter!!! I swear, when I first started this Dr. D told me that they like to see 2 or 3 follicles, not 6 and they cancel with more than 4. I have been praying that God guides the RE's decisions that they make the right choices for DH and I. science does a lot, but God allows things to happen as well. Please Lord, allow us to be pregnant... with the amount you know we can handle!

I went in for the IUI, which the nurse performs. DH and I were shocked to find out that his post wash sperm count was much lower that the previous time. It came in at 37 million with 89% motility. Last time we abstained 1 day. This time we abstained 2 days! It didn't make sense. I am guessing that today will be higher... maybe he does better when BD ever day! ha ha ha! I was worried at first, but I know of women getting PG with a much lower sperm count and much lower motility level than we had.

Last night I woke up at 2:30am with the worst pain on my right side. I have four eggs on that side, and I know I was ovulating. Why is my left ovary so lazy? I didn't produce any eggs last month on my left and only 2 this time? Anyways, I am still really crampy and bloated. I guess the high estrogen levels make you that way.

I am leaving for my second IUI in 30 min. We have drop off at 8 and IUI at 9. I decided to take a day off so DH and I can BD and then I can relax and take it easy. Yesterday I was so rushed. Gotta take care of my mental health as well :)

1 comment:

Kate said...

This is so exciting. I love it when doctors are positive. I'm thinking so many good thoughts for you! I think the mental health day sounds like a fantastic idea. Hang in!

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