Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CD 8 (day 7 of stims): 11 + 11 on 1/11/11 (updated)

Had my scan this morning. I had 11 follicles on my right side and 11 on the left, the biggest measuring 12 and 13 mm. Dr. Z (who does each scan) was very happy with the scan. 

I also had blood drawn, to test my E2 and my prolactin. Oh, and to test my NK and other immunological issues. Hopefully the intralipids and Hum.ira shots took care of that. If not, I'll have another intralipid after retrieval. My next scan is Friday and we're looking at ER on Sunday or Monday, depending how things progress on Friday. I'm so glad we have Martin Luther King's Birthday off.

I'm super excited about this cycle - I know  you can can tell because you've commented on my positive tone.

On a less positive front, Mr. Jem's latest SA came up zero again. He'll give another on Friday and then the day of ER. So glad we have frozen back up!!!!!!!

Lower belly is starting to burn with all the activity down there!

~Jem

Update: The clinic just called my Pro.lactin is good at 19 but my E2 is a bit high at 1,958 (they wanted anything above 350) so they are lowering my doses of Folli.stim down from 225 to 200 for tonight and then down to 150 IU (twice a day) until Friday, when I have my next scan. I'm still taking the microdose Lu.pron.

Oh, and I forgot to tell you that my lining is rocking at 8mm already! Yippee! Last IVF I had a hard time getting to 8 mm.


Symptoms? Still have sore b00bs. Now add the cervical mucus and some sexy pheromones - who turned up the heat in here?! I'm not talking hot flash, I'm talking sexy feelings. Watch out, Mr. Jem!!!

15 comments:

suchagoodegg said...

Awesome update!!!! Go follies, gooooooo!!! I have everything crossed for you and Mr. Jem. Keep on keeping on, you're doing awesome. xoxo

TeeJay said...

Great numbers considering the date today! Too cool! I hope Mr. Jem can get a few good swimmers to add to the bunch, but like you said, you have some frozen just in case. I can't believe you are this close already. It just sort of snuck up on me. I'm hoping this is YOUR cycle!

Krista said...

Great news!! I'm excited that your ER is coming up so quickly! I bet you are getting so excited! Go follies go! yay!

Melissa G said...

Woo hoo! I can't believe how quickly it's all coming together an I can't wait to hear more!

Michelle said...

Nice follies! Sounds really good. Sorry about the sperm..I know it sucks. We used our frozen tissue and they found a good amount of sperm & they fertilized very nice too.

Mrs. Misfits said...

Your ovaries are kicking ass. 11 is such a lucky number!

Marissa said...

Awesome news on the follie-front! I'm sure your awesome ovaries and your "back-up" can get you some fertilization!

Fingers crossed for you! :) :)

Jennifer Bruno said...

Yay, sounds like things are going well! Woo hoo! :-)

Elaine VanDRiver said...

Nice 11 & 11 on 1/11/11!! If that's not a good sign I don't know what is! Best of luck!!!

One Who Understands said...

Look at you go!!! Man you are totally on it this cycle. Sorry to hear about Mr. Jem's swimmers, or lack thereof. So glad frozen back-up is an option because girl you are growing lots of beautiful eggs! Doing the happy dance for ya.

Stacie said...

Got to love that estrogen! :-)

Sounds like a great appointment!

callmemama said...

Good job follies! Sounds like everything is on track. Sorry things aren't going so well with the swimmers, but that's a relief about the backup sample.

Adele said...

This sounds excellent. You're clearly responding gangbusters to things, and I'm glad you have your bases covered with the frozen sample. I'm thinking good thoughts for your retrieval, and for a little magic to happen over this long weekend.

Cherbear said...

glad things are going so well! (except the counts but at least you have backup)

On another note, my hubby will not hanky-panky during an IVF cycle (well, we've only had one, but I know he's gonna be the same for the next one). He's overly cautious about messing up anything!

ventingvagina said...

haha, love this update! and i have a thing with numbers so i think your 11+11 on 1/11/11 is a great sign! and awesome lining! woohoo!

can't wait to hear your update friday!