Monday, February 1, 2010

Holy Follicles, Batman!

I could set this post up by saying that I started getting nervous last night. I started to prepare myself for the possibility that everything could all be over at today’s ultrasound. I could be cancelled. It could all be over. It’s happened before.

But I won’t do that. Instead I will cut to the chase and let you know the results of today’s CD9 ultrasound.

Holy Crap. I’ve never seen so many follicles before. My left ovary had three measurable follicles with three or four to hopefully catch up. My right ovary (always the overachiever) had seven or eight measurable follicles.

I can’t believe it.

I’ve learned the hard way that with IVF you have to take it one day at a time. Each milestone passed is just another hurdle crossed and no indication of future success. I’ve read that sometimes ladies get more follicles with HGH, but the quality is still not improved. Quantity means nothing without quality.

But all that being said, this is the best response I’ve had at this point in the game so I can’t help but feel somewhat optimistic.

If anything, it beats being cancelled.

32 comments:

Aisha said...

One goal a time. One goal at a time. What a beautiful goal to have achieved so far. Thinking of you as you take your steps in this journey. *hugs*

areyoukiddingme said...

Quality over quantity, sure. But in this game, I believe that quantity gives you a better chance at getting quality.

Congratulations on today's news. I hope the news gets better every day!

Melis.sa said...

Praying for excellent quality follies!! WOOT!! WOOT!!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

As someone who has been cancelled before, YAY for not being cancelled! Do you know your E2 levels? They say that high E2 is indicative of egg quality so that might give you an idea whether it's quantity + quality...

JB said...

That is awesome news! Keep up the good work, madame ovaries!

meggo said...

Awesome, so much better than being cancelled!!!!

musicmakermomma said...

Yay!!!! That is SUCH a relief, even though OF COURSE we are only at the very beginning here. My donor apparently is heavily laden with follies too, maybe you will trigger at the same time! Best of luck to you- only a little longer...

SassyIfLady said...

Whoo hoo! You are SO right! That's great news. One day at a time, one day at a time! Pass some of that my way! :-)

Myndi said...

That's really great news! Bodes well for the coming days for sure. Congrats. :)

Rachel said...

Wonderful to hear!

womb for improvement said...

Excellent news. Now keep at it for the next stage.

Beckie's Infertile said...

YAY! It is always nice to hear good news!

gwinne said...

HOoray!

Pie said...

Great news! I just finished a cycle with Sai.zen, and while it was the slowest cycle ever, it was by far the best cycle I ever had. Hoping it will be that way for you too - it sure is looking good so far!!

The Patterson's said...

Good luck!! Hope this is a great cycle resulting in a BFP for you!

finch said...

Holy Batman, indeed! That's awesome! I hope they keep on growing!

ASP said...

You better crank that Hope-O-Meter up, Girlfriend!

Rambler said...

Amazing. One leggo block at a time. :)

mybabyquest said...

I've been lurking on your blog for ages. Congratulations on the good news, I will be keeping everything crossed for you.

Michelle said...

That is GREAT news! I am hoping it just keeps on coming for you!

AmyG said...

Your "girls" are doing good work!

callmemama said...

Congrats! That's great news! Keeping my fingers crossed that things keep truckin' along :).

PJ said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, one day at a time is the way to look at it. Although when you do get good news, it's definitely a great feeling.

I'm a hoping for ya! :)

MHS said...

Great news! Sending positive thoughts your way.

Nicole said...

OOOhhh...good news! I know it's one step, one day at a time but this one is reason to celebrate. Yippy!

theimpatientoptimist said...

I have all my fingers and tows crossed for you!

Delenn said...

One hurdle at a time! Thinking of you and sending positive vibes!

Wishing 4 One said...

yeah!!! crossing it all for you and sending you sticky gooey baby dust from cairo my friend. I too was so glad to know my body may be attacking my embryos, i also did something about it, lets hope that our IV's of hope (love that) bring on the babies!

the misfit said...

"Holy follicles, batman" - hehehehe. That IS quite a lot of follicles.

kdactyl said...

YAY!!!!! I love hearing this. I know quality really is the key...but quantity is a great thing too...chances of one or more being "the one" increase the more you have....YAY!!!!!

Meg. said...

Super fantastic news! I'm so happy that your ovaries are steppin' up their game. =)

Looking forward to your next update!

Lisa said...

I wish you the best of luck :-)

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