In 2 weeks DH will be out of town. Last cycle I had my retrieval on the Saturday when I started my period on a Saturday. Just in case I run late this time I'm going to start my stims a day earlier.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - CD1 - I started my period.
Sunday, August 18 - CD2 - Did 450iu of Follistim.
Monday, August 19 - CD 3 - All looks good to start. They didn't give me an antral follicle count. Estrogen was at 65.5, progesterone was at 0.559 and FSH was at 11.6. (Not surprising since I injected a ton of FSH the night before.)
Thursday, August 22 - CD 6 - Five measurable follicles. I wish there were more, but there it is. The left ones were 11.9 and 9.7 with no smaller ones. The right ones were 10.5, 9.4, 9.3 with some smaller ones. Estrogen was at 202. (It's much higher than last time. I hope that means there's more follicles growing than reported.). Progesterone at 0.7.
Saturday, August 24 - CD 8 - 8! Right measurable follicles at 15.9, 13.5, 13.5, 13.1, 12.7, 12.6, 10.9, 9.4. And 6 that were too small to measure. Five on the right and three on the left. (I knew that witchy u/s tech missed some). Estrogen was at 398, so it basically doubled so that's good.
Monday, August 26 - CD 10 - I had the u/s tech who does a horrible job, IMO. I was watching and in sure she missed some and did bad measurements on others. BUT, she came up with 7. 18.6, 17.1, 15.8, 13.9, 12.8, 12.6, 12.2, 9 and 2 other smaller ones. Estrogen was at 573.
Wednesday, August 28 - CD 12 - I knew that u/s tech missed some! 11 measurable follicles today. :) They are 21, 20, 18, 17, 17, 17, 16, 16, 13, 12, 11. And 2 smaller ones that won't make it. Estrogen at 1031, P4 at 0.9 and LH at 0.8. I'm a little worried about the progesterone going above 1, but that only matters if we end up with a fresh transfer. They're going to push it for one more day and probably trigger tomorrow.
Thursday, August 29 - CD 13 - everything looks good today! 13 measurable follicles! I guess those 2 small ones came out to play. They are: 22.5, 22, 21, 21, 20.5, 20, 17.5, 16.5, 15, 14.5, 14, 13.5, 13. Estrogen was only at 1138, so it barely rose from yesterday. I'll still trigger tonight at 8 pm, but I'll also take my meds for one more night to help everybody keep growing. In good news, progesterone was at 0.8 so it remains nice and low.
Saturday, August 31 - CD 15 - Retrieval at 8 am. 10 eggs. It's a little disappointing. We'll find out tomorrow how many were mature and how many fertilized.