Monday, May 10, 2010

Stim Day 11 - Trigger tonight! :)

We arrived at the office at about 7:45 this morning and the waiting room was packed.  We managed to snag a love seat against a wall and waited for about 5 minutes.  I went in for blood work and we were off to ultrasound.  My left ovary had 14 measurable follicles with 19 being the largest.  Other follicles measured were 3x18, 16, 15.5, 14.5 and some smaller ones. The right ovary had 9 measurable follicles with 18.5 being the largest and it's other follicles measured 2x17, 15.5, 14, 131 2x12, 11.5.  The ultrasound tech was kind of surprised at how many follicles I had and I guess how big they were.  She asked if anyone had mentioned egg retrieval yet.  I told her that Thursday had been thrown out there but no official word.  The follicles were large and all smooshed.  On a TMI note:  Holy EWCM batman! It would seem as though my body is getting ready for the ovulation of it's lifetime (it kinda is) and does all this estrogen give you full time THO or something?  Geez Louise!  I've had THO for four days straight, J even laughs.

Okay so.....the good news!  I heard from a nurse at 1:30 today.  I'm triggering tonight!!!  Egg retrieval is Wednesday!  Oh, I am just so thrilled and feel so thankful that we have made it this far.  Every little milestone is such a blessing and just to have made it past stim day 10 means we are in new territory.  From this point on we are newbies to the process.   

Instructions for the next few days are as follows:

Monday night instructions-
  • watch video on how to prepare and give trigger injeciton
  • trigger shot at exactly 7:30
  • a little personal interaction between j and myself (Dr's orders to clean out the "pipes".)
Tuesday instructions-
  • no injections AT ALL (Yay!)  I get a holiday!
Wednesday instructions-
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
  • Arrive at office for ER at 6:45 AM
  • ER scheduled for 7:30 AM
  • Not to wear anything scented at all as it can affect the eggs and sperm, wear glasses, remove jewelry
  • Bring progesterone and medrol medications
  • Bring inhaler just in case
Eek!!  I am so excited.  Very nervous as I have no idea what we are about to go through and scared to death of bad news from here on out but I am thankful, so thankful for this chance.  I called J to share all of this news with him and at the end J asked "did you call my mom and tell her?"  I said "no, why don't you call, this is your news too-you should call and share."  We both went back and forth a few times and decided to call her on three way.  You would think we were celebrating a real pregnancy here people, no...just egg retrieval.  It's the little things.  :)

If you have read this far I want to leave you with a quote from a beautiful blogger at  I had to reread this a few times to really understand it and translate it to my life.  With Mother's Day just passing it's worth the read...  House of Motherhood is the title of the post, you can visit her blog for her entire post.

"In each of our Houses, there are doors. Doors which, upon our entrance, transform us into better, more beautiful women. Doors to rooms which hold deep pains, pure joys, and truths which will root themselves deep into our souls and change us for good."


Alex said...

WOW! You get to trigger!!! You've finally made it!!! The number and size of follies look great, and so does the E2 level. Everything looks awesome - even the EWCM! :) So funny about THO - never knew!

This is so incredibly exciting, Amber. Enjoy your prescription tonight (after the shot...) as it will be the last time for awhile, right?

And thanks for the quote - so meaningful and beautiful.

Sooz said...

How exciting!! Good luck!! Everything sounds like it's going to go great.

T said...

AWESOME! How exciting! It is finally happening. I am praying for a great retrieval and successful transfer...oh and a few frozen emababies would be nice too! :O)

Jessica said...

Yay...getting to ER is so exciting!! Good luck!!

Keepontrying said...

The hard part is done! Happy retrieval!

Auntie K said...

Happy for you to finally be at this point!! Good luck!! :)

nge said...

You and Jamie have done such a great job of caring for my grand-follies. Keep up the good work! ILY

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Congrats and good luck on your upcoming reports on how everything went!

Rachel said...

Trigger time! That's sooo great to hear! Wednesday and ET will be here before you know it!

Melissa said...

Yay!! Good luck! And, don't worry, egg retrieval was not bad at all. I can't say "don't be scared", because I know I was shakin' in my boots! But, I really only felt a little cramping when I came to, then they gave me some more pain meds through my IV and I was golden the rest of the day! Can't wait to hear how it turns out!

Christia said...

So excited for you!!!! Keep thinking positive thoughts lady. Remember the power of positive thinking can get you anywhere you want. You can do this!