Update from today's appointment:
Lining: 15 mm
Left ovary: 16, 15.5, 15, 15, 13, 13, 13, 11, 11, 10
Right Ovary: 19.5, 19, 18, 17.5, 15.5, 15.5, 14.5, 14, 14
Today, I noticed that my lining seemed to have shrunk 1 mm so I checked with the nurse. She is not concerned because it is only a 1 mm difference. To tell the truth, I think these measurements are not always consistent because I get a different ultrasound tech every time anyways. So far I've only had the same tech once. So the numbers for the follicles may not be exact in comparison from day to day either. I'm not going to get too hung up on the numbers. At this point, it looks like I have 10 mature follicles (15 mm or larger).
Anyway, the point is I'm READY! The nurse called this afternoon to confirm.
I'm triggering tonight!!
My Babe will be giving me my HCG shot tonight at 7:30 p.m. After this, I'm done with all my shots. Yippee!!
I get a break tomorrow. Then I check in at the clinic at 6:30 a.m on Friday, and my retrieval is set for 7:30 am. Dr. Hopeful (my regular RE) will not be there to do the retrieval, but one of her partners, Dr. M will be doing it.
Before leaving the clinic this morning, I had the nurse draw circle on my left butt cheek with a black sharpie pen for where my Babe should be sticking the needle. So now, I'm walking around with a black circle on my butt under my jeans. He's got a target to shoot for, or shoot in tonight.
Also, Nan had commented on yesterday's post about assisted hatching. I checked with the nurse today, and it sounds like they will be doing assisted hatching for me. If you are 35 or older (I'm 36), it is standard procedure at the clinic to perform assisted hatching. So thanks Nan, for suggesting this.
I'll update later about how the trigger shot goes tonight. Wish me luck!
Oh by the way, Happy St. Patty's Day!