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Monday, January 18, 2010

CD12, Grow Follies, Grow!

Another RE appointment today. The big news is my lining is now 9mm! Dr. "Young" had many compliments for me on my thick and beautifully formed lining! So that takes care of goal #1 for this cycle (lining >8mm)!

The not so good news is that my follicles barely grew over the weekend. My biggest follicle on Friday was 11.6mm, and my biggest today was 13.5 (or so). The next biggest follies today were 10 or 11mm. I was really expecting to have some 14s or even 15s today. I asked Dr. Young if he thought they were growing too slowly and he said he didn't. He said he was very pleased with my response and thinks everything is looking really good, and that I should keep going with the same amount of gonal-f.

But, since apparently I need to see the negative in everything, I'm still very concerned. He wants to do the IUI on Friday and I'm just not convinced that we're going to meet my other 2 cycle goals (at least 3 mature follicles, and follicles being 18-20mm at trigger) with the IUI that soon. Since it took 72 hours for my biggest follicle to grow 2mm, if that rate keeps up then the lead follicle will barely be at 15mm when I trigger. Oh, and I also asked my RE how big they needed to be before we trigger (I have always heard 18-20mm, but I wanted to hear what his opinion was) and he said he was comfortable getting to 16mm. Now, I have to assume that this is because he's seen other women get pregnant with follicles that were that size, so I'm trying to put my trust in his experience... but I have to admit that I decided I'd do my injection early today. Technically I'm still following doctor's orders! It'll just give the gonal-f a little more time to work it's magic before we trigger.

And of course there's always the possibility that at my next u/s (Wednesday) he'll change his mind and decide to do the IUI Saturday. I can't imagine him wanting to wait to do the IUI until Monday, though (and they're closed on Sundays).

Geez! This is why I like the 2ww (at least the first week of it). You can relax and not have to worry about all this stuff!


  1. Yea for great lining!!! I hope your follies start growing and you have three nice ones before trigger! Everything crossed for you!

  2. Awesome, awesome news on the lining situation!!! My RE will trigger at 16mm, so I don't think it's that crazy. But I'm hoping with some more Gonal-F, you fatten up those follies up even more! All sounds goooooood!!!

  3. Congrats on hitting your lining goal!!! At least that's one less thing you need to worry about. And praying those follies GROW GROW GROW so you can check another goal off your list!

  4. I'm so glad your lining is nice and thick, woohoo! I'll send you some follies growing dust, hope they get nice and big by Friday. I've heard that even 14mm are considered good cause the trigger shot will give it a push into growing more too. GL!

  5. Woo hoo for a great lining!!!

    I sort of agree with your concern over doing it too early. I hate to give you even more info, but my RE told me that any follie over 18 is mature. And he wouldn't trigger before then... But I am fascinated by Shanny's comment, I hadn't heard that a trigger could help them mature. That's interesting.

    I think you should discuss these concerns with your Doctor, it's so much better to be at ease, that way you won't be second guessing things on your tww.

  6. Congrats on the fabby lining and here's hoping your follies will have awesome mature eggs when you've triggered. And of course that it's all followed by a growing belly with a baby in nine months :)