Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trigger Time!

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!


  1. I dunno, it looks like all your eggs might be good. Check out my blog post from 1/25/10. I had 20 follicles the day of my trigger and they got 20 eggs at retrieval. 16 were mature which means the 14's were big enough, OR there were follicles hiding that they hadn't measured. I'm betting you'll end up with 13 good eggs

  2. I usually just lurk, but I wanted to pop on and say good luck tomorrow! That's exciting!

  3. goodluck! will be thinking of you :o)

  4. Woo hoo....I bet every single one of those is mature my ER. Your lining is amazing!!! Good vibes coming your way: )

  5. Holy follies, yay I'm so excited for you!!! Looks like you responded so well! Oh, and I must have missed your post yesterday, my RE said we'll be doing assisted hatching as well so I'm eager to read. Good luck with the trigger!!!

  6. Best of luck to you! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  7. Yippee! Lotts of follies...that is fabulous! And, the assisted hatching is even more fantastic :) Don't you love Nan...she is the absolute best.

    Sending you lots of love and well wishes for tomorrows retrieval. Many positive thoughts coming your way, as you deserve the VERY best.

    Hugs and Prayers,

  8. Great news!! Good luck tomorrow! Sending ton of "positive" vibes your way!!

  9. Good luck! Good luck! Good luck!

  10. Sending many prayers and keeping everything crossed for you!

  11. So excited for you guys. Well done to your Babe for a great jab! We (incl 3Cs) are praying for you.

  12. Hi and Good Luck! My retrieval is tomorrow morning at 9:15, so I'll be sending good vibes to all of us in the stirrups tomorrow. How did your trigger go last night? My hubby did mine last night too and I had the nurse put a circle bandaid to mark the spot for the shot. My little under the jeans secret until it was time. :)

  13. holy follies! great job! you're probably already doing this but with that many follies be sure to drink lots of water and gatorade. can't wait to hear how tomorrow goes!

  14. Best of luck for tomorrow, have a nice, relaxing weekend in bed:)