I'm happy to report that our Easter egg hunt went very well this morning. As predicted, the smaller follies we saw two days ago have caught up quite nicely and are appearing more mature and closer together in size. Here's what we ended up with in our basket today:
right ovary: 16, 15.5, 13.5, 13, 9 mm
left ovary: 18.5, 15.5, 15, 15, 14, 13 mm
uterine lining: 9.3 mm
If the general rule for follicle growth (1-3 mm) per day continues over the next couple days until our anticipated ER (egg retrieval) I think we'll be in really good shape to retrieve some nice ripe eggs for fertilization. Dr. Vaughn is predicting that we'll possibly be ready to go ahead and do our hCG trigger shot (Ovidrel) tomorrow evening, which would put our ER Wednesday morning. Looks like we are perfectly on track with the calendar that I was given before we even started stimming. That is some damn good egg forecasting right there. Kudos Dr. V! I have a feeling things are about to begin moving pretty fast from here on out!
Our meds have been reduced yet again. Here is the schedule for the next couple of doses:
10 units Microdose Lupron in PM
150 iu Gonal F in PM
2 Dexamethasone in PM
10 units Microdose Lupron in AM
150 iu Gonal F in AM
75 iu Menopur in AM
Tomorrow, I'll go in for estradiol AND progesterone blood tests first thing in the AM. Then we go back for yet another ultrasound in the afternoon and further instructions. The earliest I could possibly do the trigger shot will be 6:15 PM tomorrow, but we won't know until our 3 PM appointment when we're given clear instructions based on my bloodwork and ultrasound findings.
Please keep us in your prayers; That my eggs continue to grow slowly and steadily in perfect unison (without ovulating of course!) and that everything falls gently into place for a picture perfect egg retrieval!