Still going!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Had quite the busy day yesterday, so didn't get a chance to write a new post sooner!

The ultrasound yesterday went really well! Lining is already going trilaminar, and all follies are still growing (sizes in the Detailed TTC page over to the right)!! Since it'd only been two days since my last ultrasound, the growth wasn't a large amount, but I think everything is still going in the right direction! I started the ganirelix yesterday and am continuing on the follistim. My estrogen is still on the low end I think, but it's higher after 4 days of stims than it was last cycle after 5 days of stims. So I'm very encouraged by that!! I'm hoping it really takes off soon!

I have another ultrasound Thursday afternoon, so the earliest ER could happen is Saturday morning I think, based on me not doing my trigger till Thursday night. But of course that's not set in stone- we'll see what the follies look like on Thursday and then go with whatever my RE recommends! I don't mind waiting a couple extra days to let all the follies mature, although it would be nice to have ER on the weekend so Mr. A wouldn't have to take the day off to take care of his anesthesiaed wife!!

I am trying really hard to remain confident that these follies will be healthy and strong and mature and ready to become our baby. But let's face it, it is scary when most other people retrieve (way) more than 5 and only half of theirs end up fertilizing....but I know that God does not need any specific number or threshold to create our first little one(s).

I think my RE is pleased with how things are going this time, so that is encouraging! I am thankful he was up for trying a new protocol!!

It'll be a busy week the rest of the week for me- I'm travelling tomorrow and Thursday for work (let's hope there is no traffic on Thursday because I will have just enough time to make to my RE appt in the afternoon and if there is traffic, I'm gonna be late!!). I will update as soon as I can catch my breath!! Thank you all for praying for us- we're hoping for a much different (positive, duh!) outcome this cycle than last!!!

18 comments:

Melissa said...

Girl, you almost got me with your TTC journey tab! I thought "whaaat?! OMG" lol...good one.

Love that the follies are still growing!! That is awesome news. Remain confident! I believe this is it!

Rach said...

Praying for your follies!!

Coco said...

Remember that "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil 4:13. Good luck this week! Praying for you!

Leah said...

So happy that things continue to progress. Yay. :)

Ashley said...

I'm so glad things are going more smoothly this time for you! My fingers are still crossed! :)

Katie said...

So glad everything is still progressing well. Fingers crossed for another great appointment on Thursday!

Al said...

So happy to hear things are still going well this time - I hope this is YOUR cycle, A! And that the DUE DATE on your TTC journey is for real.

Lisa said...

Yay! I will be praying that everything goes smoothly the rest of this week!

TeeJay said...

I'm so glad things are moving along this time. I only had 5 follicles for my IVF and I ended up with 3 mature eggs and 2 of them fertilized...not bad statistics. So don't worry about only having 5 right now. And with the ganirelix you will be surprised how that helps them grow together better and mature without getting ahead of each other. Continued good wishes for a great scan on Thursday!

Stacey said...

Yay, another update! I'd gotten my days confused and just realized that your u/s was yesterday. :)

Still praying and hoping for you! You're right, God doesn't need our specific numbers in order to make this happen. With Him, nothing is impossible!

Basic Girl said...

Sounds like things are still going perfect, so excited for you and praying your follies keep progressing like this. Slow and steady wins the race, so just take it day by day!! Thinking of you!

Praying for Hope said...

Most of the women I know who went through IVF only had a handful of eggs retrieved and still ended up pregnant. In fact, the woman on the board I post on who followed a similar protocol to yours only had five eggs retrieved, yet four fertilized. One was frozen, three were transferred, two implanted, and one survived. She's now 27 weeks along. Good things can happen. She mentioned that the protocol typically produces fewer follicles, but as long as their of better quality, quality always trumps quantity.

One Who Understands said...

I love all the happiness in this post! It made me smile! So happy things are going well this cycle. You are 100% right in that God doesn't need a certain number of eggs. You could only get 5 eggs and have all 5 look amazing! I'm praying for you girl!

BTW - Yes, I think I will POAS before my beta on Monday. I am getting really excited!

Becky said...

So happy things are going so well! Don't worry about the estrogen, it will jump up suddenly after a bit. And as someone else already said as far the the number, quality definitely trumps quantity. Hope the rest of your week goes well! I am praying for your follies to grow, grow, grow!

lowfatlady said...

glad to hear all is going well and the protocol is working well! I hope the next monitoring appointment goes well too.

Hillary said...

Thanking God for all the follicles you have growing!! You're doing great - just keep trusting God one day (or one monitoring appointment :)) at a time. Praying for you, friend!

Dear Diary said...

That's great, good luck! Praying for yoU!

Shanny said...

Come on follies, keep doing your thing! This is looking good =)