Thursday, July 9, 2009

Getting Closer!

I had another appointment today- I'm about every other day now to
check my ovaries and estrogen levels. My ovaries really "perked up" as
the nurse said. I have a ton (like 8) of follicles that are measuring
10 or above. I have to go back in tomorrow, but she thinks I will be
doing the HCG (triggering ovulation) on Saturday night with the
retrieval on Monday. I'm not sure how long they have to sit in the
petri - I think 3 or 4 days (Other IVFer's do you know?). So I think
my transfer will be maybe Thursday or Friday!!

I am so sick of the injections! I'm up to 3 a day now. My stomach
looks like a pin coushin. So the thought of being able to be done with
them tomorrow is very exciting! I know progesterone then starts and I have to deal with those injections, but I'm ready to move forward.

I will update tomorrow if I have more news!


  1. Glad things are moving right along! If you're retrieval is on Monday, your transfer would typically be Thursday (3-day) or Saturday (5-day). I think it depends on your doctors office. Both of my retrievals were 3-days.

  2. It sounds like you are doing really well. The nice thing about the trigger shot is that you get a day or two break from injections before the PIO shots. My retrieval will be a 5-day (rather than a 3 day). It depends on the quality and # of your embryos after they are fertilized. Good Luck!

  3. Sounds good to me. Can't wait to read your next update. Grow follies grow!!