I had my Day 13 ultrasound appointment yesterday and I had 3 mature follicles (19.9, 16.3 and 15…again, no clue the measurement they use for this, I just got the numbers so they are quite arbitrary). Last IUI cycle I only had 2 mature follicles, so maybe the 100mg Clomid helped that 3rd little follicle develop! They had me trigger this morning and IUI tomorrow morning. They wanted me to trigger around 7am this morning which is way after Barry leaves for work (he has to leave by 5:45am…cringe). I really really really did not want to have to do the trigger shot myself so my great friend Rachel came over to help! Sweet friend of mine got here at 6:45am (AND she lives about 20 minutes away!). We had a yummy pancake breakfast - 100% whole wheat pancakes with 100% fruit blackberry “syrup” – Totally sugar busters friendly! and caffeinated coffee…last day for caffeinated coffee hopefully for 9 months. :)
She did great! She said her hand was shaking, but I couldn’t tell. Several little droplets of the Ovidrel ended up all over the room (just kidding Rach!) but we decided that the Lord is totally in control and can cause me to ovulate completely with or without all the little droplets! :) So I am all triggered up and waiting for those little eggies to be released! Come on body do your thing!
We have decided to do the IUI in Mobile this time just for good measure. :) Since it is a 3 1/2 – 4 hour drive and the collection is at 8:30-9:00am we decided to drive down tonight and get a hotel. And then I decided to just book the hotel for 2 nights so after the IUI tomorrow we can come back to the hotel and bum around all day/night. Watch some TV, catch up on some reading (I am reading a book called “Eat This Book” about how to REALLY read the Bible, man it’s heavy…AND I just started “How to Have a Mary Heart in a Martha World”"…why I started a second book before finishing the first is beyond me….anyway, I want to get some reading done…). I love getting away from home (I love our home, but I get a little stir crazy in Dothan) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE hotels so great excuse to stay in one! Prayers for a high sperm county and motility, for those little eggies to be right where they need to be tomorrow and for the sperms to dig, dig, dig!! :)