Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Goodbye, NaBloPoMo (CD9)

Today is my final *required* daily post for NaBloPoMo. Am I glad I did it? I think so. This has been one absolutely crazy month, and I know I wouldn't have been able to remember nearly as much as I would have wanted to without Big Brother making sure I did. 

Will I continue to post every day? Ah hells no. More than I did before, for sure, but definitely not every day. I mean, there were a few days in there that I posted absolute crap just to post, and that's not fair to all of you. I'm not in the time-wasting business, just remembering. And talking about myself. And getting ya'lls advice. A lot.

PDLAMBLATI*... Thanks, W&W!

Enough about that. You're probably wondering how my u/s went this morning, huh?

Good! First off, LOVE the nurse that drew my blood this morning. I have awfully difficult veins, and she got me on the first stick, completely blind. Love it. 

Second off, my e2 has started to level off, which is fantastic. It rose to 3673 today, up from 2864 two days ago. Dr S wanted it to stay at or below 4K today, so good times! I'm all up for decreasing my chances for OHSS, and have been really good the last two days about getting my required 100g protein. I even drank 100 ounces of water today. Holy hell. Must be making a difference. Maybe.

My lining was still at 8.1mm. Boo. Not bad, just not better.

As far as follies go, 'ol righty continues to be the breadwinner in the family, though lefty is still making a significant contribution. Righty has 16 large follicles, the largest of which are 14.1mm, 14.1mm, 14mm, and 13.9mm. Lefty has a respectable 12 large ones, 14.0mm, 13.1mm, 13.1mm, and 12.9mm. Basically, everything has grown between 2-4mm since Monday, about 1-2mm per day. 

Follicles? These are my readers.
Readers? These are my follicles.
Make nice.
We've done some creating dosing decisions for the next couple of days. I held at 75 units follistim this am and 1 vial menopur in the pm. Thursday, we're lowering to 50 units follistim, and skipping the pm menopur (yayzies!). Friday, I'm bringing the am follistim to the appt and Dr S will decide where to go. Looks like we'll either be triggering Friday or Saturday, for a Sunday or Monday retrieval. Crazy, considering the Monday retrieval is what they quoted in my calendar. Who would have guessed that it would actually have gone according to plan???

I'm off to go get some sleep... and maybe another glass of water :) Night!

*PDLAMBLATI- Please don't look at my business look at these instead.


  1. Always love your socks :)) Great that your follicles are looking good for a retrieval... and FXd OHSS stays away. Thinking of you for your big day xoxo

  2. Good luck !!!! I have been there we had 1 IVF retreived 22 eggs, FERT 20 implated 3 , let the rest go to blast, that dropped to 5 left.
    1 cycle failed
    2 FET lost at 6 weeks
    3 FET lost at 9 weeks.
    Now we are going all through it again in a month or two when my body gets back o track !!!

    ARGH HAT IVF but when it works LOVE the results. BEST to you !

  3. Wait PCOS, Are they putting you on Metformin ? I have been told for your diagnosis this is a must. Just something to ask about.

  4. Holy follicles- nice growing! Uncomfortable yet? I'm starting to find that sleeping on my stomach isn't an option, it feels like something is going to pop in there! Keep up on the fluids, it is surprising how much it helps. My doctor's rec. is that at least half of your intake be Gatorade/powerade or the like.
    I'm so excited for you, you're almost there! We're anticipating a Sunday or Monday trigger, so I'll just be a couple says behind you!

  5. Exciting times! I can't wait to hear how many eggs they retrieve. :)

  6. Yet another great pair of socks...and holy follicles, as stated in a previous comment, is right!!!!


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