Friday, 27 August 2010

IVF#1: Day 9 of Stims

Lining: 6.4mm
Right ovary: 4 follicles, largest ~8mm
Left ovary: 4 or 5 follicles, largest ~10mm
E2: 461
Drugs: 150u Menopur 1xday, Suprefact 3xday

My midwife seemed fairly happy with my scan today. She said that things were growing "not too fast and not too slow". They are keeping me on the same dose of stims, and they don't want to see me until Monday. She estimates my retrieval will be at the end of next week, maybe Friday.

I am really happy with my lining. One of the great things about a slow cycle is that it is giving my endometrium a lot more time to mature, compared to my premature response during IUIs.

Thank-you so much for all your comments, I am reminding myself that we only want one baby, so we just need one good embryo. It's about quality, not quantity.

And my lovely husband (who came with me to the appointment and held my hand throughout) was even thoughtful enough to ask the midwife for a print-out of my follicles because he knew I would be too shy to ask. So here they are - let's hope they're the beginning of something wonderful.


  1. Sounds like things are progressing as they are supposed to. GL this cycle!!

    ICLW #66

  2. Things sound like they are going great!

  3. Sounds like you are headed in the right direction! Slow is good & quality is better! Looking forward to hearing how things are progressing on Monday!

  4. It looks like you're doing really well! I hope this cycle brings you your miracle!! Good luck! I just added your link and will be checking in on you. By the way, I just did an IVF advice post if you're interested! Happy ICLW! (#119 & 120)

  5. I really like how they stim you slow and steady! Looks like you are on a fantastic track! Here's to continued great progress!

  6. 8 or 9 follicles is a NICE number! And I bet when you go back in you may see 1 or 2 more, even! You're doing great!

  7. Sounds like things are coming along just perfect and that is a fantastic number for quality over quantity! YAY! GOOD LUCK!

  8. SO excited things are moving along for you! Sounds like they are progressing well. Big cheers for good quality. Fingers crossed for your happy ending (or beginning)!

  9. Oh this sounds great! I'm so glad things are going along so smoothly! And so sweet of your hubby to speak up for what he knew you wanted.

  10. Hi Dandle,

    Thanks for delurking on my blog! It is always nice to find another reader.

    My clinic, as you will know from reading, really went the slow and steady route with me (13 days of stims), and the end result with eggs/embryos/blasts was pretty good.

    GOOD LUCK with the last couple days of stims- you can do it! Remember to rest and take it easy once you start to feel uncomfortable. And good for your hubby for going ahead and asking for a picture. I, too, have found it hard to stand up for myself at the clinic, but I'm starting to get better at it. I've realized that if I'm not my own advocate, I can't assume that the super nice, but super busy, doctors or nurses will always do the right thing.

    I will keep checking in on you to see how everything goes.