Sunday, April 1, 2012

Five by Five

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted.  Sometimes I don't think anyone reads or cares about this blog but it makes me feel better to talk about this trial that Handsome and I have gone through so I will continue putting my thoughts and feelings out there on the void of the internet.  We are trying the combination superovulation and insemination this cycle and I took Clomid cycle days 3 - 7 and I had follistim injections on CD3, 4, 6, and 8 (in 125, 100, 75 and 75 dosage respectively).  Today was day 10 and I went in for my mid-cycle ultrasound (we went in early because my body seems to grow the follicles so quickly).  My right ovary had been very busy and there were well over 6 follicles but most were to small to amount to anything so we will continue on with insemination.  I will be triggering Monday at 11pm if my OPK, ovulation predictor kit, is negative; if my OPK is positive we will not do the trigger shot.  Wednesday morning my husband will go in early to leave a sample and I will have a mid-morning appointment for insemination.  If my OPK is positive tomorrow we will move up the insemination to Tuesday.  The nurse that I performed my ultrasound believes that if we trigger tomorrow we will have 5 good follicles.  I am feeling very positive and happy because the follicles were much more uniform in size this time and we have 5 instead of 3 eggs. :)  So turns out that this April Fool's day is pretty good for us and no tricks.

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The Ants Go Marching
The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching five by five,
The little one stops to take a dive
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain,


  1. Oh my gosh...this posting literally gave me the a good way as five was the magic number for us. Wishing you luck. Try to stay positive and calm and take care of yourself! Ill be keeping my fingers crossed.

    1. Jenn, thanks for the good luck vibes. We feel really positive this time and so all we have to woory about is the waiting - waiting is so HARD I want to be able to test and know today!