Our appointment was so-so tonight. The follicles are still not quite big enough. They want a minimum of 18mm, and so far I have a 16mm, 14mm, 12mm, 10mm, and 9mm follicles. So we will do two more nights of 150iu Follistim, and hope that at least two or three follicles reach 18mm before the trigger shots Friday night at 10pm.
I was surprised when the Dr. said that we had a choice of coming back Friday afternoon for a final ultrasound. She said that she is certain that at least the lead follicle will be big enough to trigger, but if we wanted to come in for an ultrasound to see how many follicles were going to release we could. She said that she doubts a "whole herd" will suddenly grow, but that it's always a possibility. She said more than likely we'll have 2 or 3 follicles release eggs. She then went on to talk about if that happens we would "selectively reduce", I sort of shut her off at that point. I did hear her say something about how she's not worried that all of the eggs would fertilize because we had two great eggs last month and none of them fertilized. She also talked about the fact that since we are getting further beyond day 14, our odds will continue to go down with each day. Whatever, I'm still remaining hopeful. So we had a choice to make, to come back Friday, or to not.
I looked to Matt and we were both immediately on the same page.
"We'll skip the ultrasound and see you on Sunday."
What's the point of the ultrasound? We're going to go on no matter what we see. If we see 5 great follicles, we're going to give it a go. God will give us only what we can handle (someone PLEASE remind me of that if we end up pregnant with quads or something crazy!!!) So we did more shots tonight, we will again tomorrow night, I'll get the trigger shots Friday night at 10pm, and then we'll head back to Iowa City for the IUI Sunday morning at 8am.
I'm thrilled (although to be perfectly honest I would have LOVED to have the follicles ready tonight!). I'm hopeful, excited, and curious to see how this cycle turns out. Keep your fingers crossed for us, and say an extra prayer for our triplets. ;-)