Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stim Day 5...

I came to the realization this morning that we're getting very close to the actual 'doing' stage of IVF. You would think this may have occurred to me sooner, but when you are on the three month plan for IVF, everything just always seem so far off. Guess what? It isn't so far off anymore! We are getting VERY close!

Today is our fifth day in the stimulation stage of things, and I am beginning to really notice the full feeling in my abdomen. I have a feeling I am going to be ready to get these eggies OUT by the time retrieval gets here! This morning I had my second monitoring ultrasound and it looks like there are about 25 follies growing away in there. The largest have grown about 2 mm since Monday, and are measuring in at 10.5 mm as of this morning.

Once my blood work comes back we'll see what happens to the doses of medications I am taking. My doctor said that if my E2 was normal we would increase my foll.istim dose a little to see if we can get the smallest follies to catch up, and then start tapering off. I have another ultrasound and blood work on Friday. Hopefully at that point we will have a better idea of when the retrieval might be.

Today I'm thankful for a nice uneventful cycle! So far everything is going according to plan and it makes the stress level very low- love it!

4 comments:

TurtleMama said...

That is great that you are having such a good response! I hope everything continues as planned:)

E and R said...

So glad to hear things are progressing so well!

Kelli said...

glad things are going so well!

uneggsplained said...

It sounds like everything is going smoothly and it appears that you are calm and relaxed! Which is great. You are getting so close..... may you eggs continue to grow!