Monday, November 23, 2009

day 12 update

This morning was my CD 12 ultrasound. Here's the gist on how it went down:
  • My lining looks much better than last time. It's about 8.5 mm thick, which is perfect. (They are looking for anything over 7, and my last pre-IUI u/s had my lining at about 4.5.) This means the estrogen is working--well!
  • I had three follies: two on my right, one on my left. The one on my left was only at about 15 mm. But the ones on my right? 24 mm and 18 mm. We took one look at the large one and said, "Whoa!" at the same time. Both appear to be in much better shape than my follies last month.
  • The size of the 24 mm follie makes an IUI on the day before Thanksgiving impossible, as in we will never catch that one in time if we wait. So . . .
IUI#2 is scheduled for tomorrow morning. I had to haul ass back home after my appointment and make my mom give me the trigger shot. (Dr. M. asked if I had it with me. Um, no. Who carries around their Ovidrel shot?) The look on Mom's face was priceless when I said, "Now Mom, you have to stick the needle in fast." I also had to take the day off because Joey goes in at 9:30, so I don't go in until 11, but at least I'll have the afternoon to relax after it's all over.

19 comments:

A baby for Al? said...

yay for perfect lining and a nice big follie!

Jin said...

Nice!!

Tina said...

Good luck!!! I got for my u/s tomorrow. Hope this is our cycle!

Wifey said...

Yay!! I hope your IUI goes well and that you get a blessing for the new year out of the deal. And you have a super mom for giving you the shot. I lugged mine to the RE's office each time I went. But the second two times, I had to wait for bloodwork results and then they told me when to trigger, so I just did it myself in the thigh. It's not so bad.

ICLW

Jen said...

that sounds like a pretty great cycle; good follies and nice thick lining!

Kelly said...

Great follies and a great lining! Hopefully that's the first of three great things from this IUI!

Katie said...

WOO-HOO!!! Yay for your IUI tomorrow! Yay for gigantic follies! Yay for moms giving trigger shots! OK, so maybe that last one was a stretch....

Good luck tomorrow! :-)

A said...

Wow, that is awesome about the follies!! My RE is upping my dose in hopes of getting some more good ones. I will be praying for you tomorrow!!

Kelli-Sue said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! (enough y's?? and !!!!!?) haha I am excited for you!! woooohooo love that your mom gave it to you ad how you said it "Hurry now mom!!" haha. :)

Katie said...

Yeah, she did not look happy about having to give me the shot. And it hurt when she did it.

The Mrs. said...

Good luck!! That is exciting!

Reading that last part, I was just picturing my mom trying to give a shot to me! Too funny! That is awesome you have her!

Jen said...

It sounds like everything is in your favor this time! Good luck tomorrow!

JC said...

YAY everything sounds so great!!! I'm so glad, I hope this cycle works! And that'll be nice to have tomorrow off to relax afterwards. Lots and lots of luck!!!

Nicole said...

This post just got better and better as I read! HOORAY! Your lining thickness is awesome, and follies sounds awesome... GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!! I'm crossing my fingers as hard as I can for you :)

Erin said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you!

I had my day 11 ultrasound today...I have 4 follicles growing away. Crazy! I go back Wednesday for another u/s...then it will probably be a Thanksgiving IUI for us!

MK said...

Good luck this cycle! And next time remember to carry that shot in your purse wherever you go! ;)

ICLW

Kristin said...

Good luck! It sounds like the meds are really doing the trick this time.

~ICLW

ifcrossroads said...

Wow! Trigger time?? Good luck this morning Katie :)

Rebecca said...

YAY!! GL!!! Hope you're sitting around with your feet up right now! :)