Tonight at 10:15 PM MDT we trigger! Our retrieval is set for Saturday morning 9:15AM.
Today we had 10 follicles measuring 1.5cm to 2.3cm (though the estimated number of mature eggs at retrieval is still 6-8) ... and it's official, we are going to go for a fresh transfer.
I will be triggering with HCG and Lupron, in hopes of avoiding empty follicles this time.
I am hopeful, but I am scared too. I know that I am not in control. I know that doing the fresh cycle is the right thing for us to do - but I can't help but think of stories of women who tested their embryos only to learn that the BEST LOOKING embryos turned out to be the abnormal embryos. But I keep going back to the fact that I am not in control of the outcome of this cycle. I am going to pray that we put back two or three normal blastocysts (see how positive I am? I'm hoping we're going to make it to blastocyst stage and that we'll have 3 to transfer!)
My blood labs today showed the following:
We take 75iu of Follistim this evening and I go in tomorrow morning for my last bloodwork before retrieval. I picked up my Lupron, Endometrin, and Vivelle patches from Todd's this evening. I am locked and loaded and ready to go! ... ready to pull the trigger!
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