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CD 10 Ultrasound & 30 Day Infertility Blog Challenge – Day 15

We had our cycle day 10 ultrasound this morning.  Three mature follicles!  I am so relieved.  They want to wait another day and do another u/s because they need to be a little bit bigger.  I heard like a 17.3 and 17.5 and 13.  It’s different for everyone, but the numbers I see on the Internet is around 18-20 for follies that are ready to go.  So tomorrow morning is the second u/s and if everything is good, I will trigger Christmas Eve.  Personally I am hoping they will hold off until I can trigger Christmas Day evening (that sounds weird) and then we can do back-to-back IUIs Wednesday and Thursday.

The nurse also told me that one cup of coffee a day has not shown to have any ill effects on treatment, but I think I am still going to keep it limited until this cycle is over and I get a negative pg test.

In other news, I am halfway through the Blog Challenge! 

15.  If you are not yet pregnant/a parent: What are you MOST and LEAST looking forward to after that first beta?

How fitting this comes today, right before our IUI.

MOST: I am most excited for the fact that this month of actual monitoring and drugs will have a result.  It gives me something to look forward to.

LEAST- After hearing my initial number, I think it would just increase my anxiety because if the number is good, meaning the pregnancy hormone is detected, it will need to double itself every 2-3 days or so to conclude that it is a viable pregnancy.  And just because the number isn’t so good, doesn’t necessarily mean there is no pregnancy.  So overall, anxiety, is what I am least looking forward to.  As Martin Lawerence says in Bad Boys 2:

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Three follicles!?! That's fabulous! That's cool that you're doing two IUIs. We only did one round of IUI but I had no idea people did two sessions in two days. Smart! Can't wait to hear how the rest of the process goes. SO hoping for success for you and Chris.

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Hi Risa!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blood and sending your support. I wish you, luck in your 2ww! I completely understand about the anxiety. I feel sometimes as if my while life is spent in different sets of anxiety. Waiting to ovulate, waiting to find out if pregnant, waiting for period, waiting for it to b end snd then the cycle continues. I'm sending lots of baby dust your way!