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Infertility kinda sucks.


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We went in on Friday morning to see how my follicles were growing. The goal for IVF is to have a lot of good-quality follicles, but not too many. They need to grow, but not too fast. Your lining needs to be thick, but not too thick.

The sonogram took forever. She just kept counting and measuring. She told us that anything about 10mm at the time would most likely yield mature eggs that can be retrieved. We ended up with 11 on the right side measuring between 11-16.5mm and 10 on the left side in that size range. 21 total. As well as 12 smaller ones with some potential. The doctor told us that the goal was around 10, so my ovaries decided to just keep on going.

I’m trying to take everything as it comes, one step at a time. I don’t want to look too far ahead or get my hopes up too much. Twenty one is good at this point but I don’t want to think about it too much.

Follicles are supposed to grow 1-3mm per day and once they get to 20mm they’re considered mature enough to go to the next step. My next appointment is Monday afternoon and I’m guessing they’ll be about ready. It’s been hard to wait 3 days in between appointments but I’m trying to stay patient and remind myself that the doctors and nurses know what they’re doing.

I’ll try to be better about updating.

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yay! that is all good news. We are waiting with you. love you so much.

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