To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Thursday, April 28, 2011

First IUI Scheduled!

I don't have a ton of time, but I wanted to update here really quickly.

Today is CD15, and I had (another) f/s this morning at 10 a.m. (my third one this cycle, you usually only have one per cycle, typically).  We'd been praying that I would have some good follies since I'd been stimming for 11 days straight; and they had gone back and forth with none taking the lead, unfortunately. 

The ultrasound this morning showed two good follies - one on my right at size 21 and one on my left ovary at around 15 (this is a miracle since my left NEVER produces follies - EVER). 

So, the plan is that I will stim one more night with Bravelle injects to see if we can get the sized-15 follicle to grow a wee bit more (needs to be closer to 18 to ovulate) before we trigger.  Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. I'll use the Ovidrel trigger to force ovulation; then, bright and early on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. we will have our IUI.

We're excited and nervous all at the same time.  I have a really good feeling about this IUI, but I know that it's no guarantee of success.  Still, it ups the chances a bit; and I'm happy for anything that puts a little more weight in our corner!

Well, that's about it.  I hope you're having a lovely day wherever you are in the world - the sun is actually shining here today (for a nice change)!  I'm going to try to go out and enjoy a bit of it this afternoon!

Fingers Crossed,


  1. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! So excited for you guys! Will be praying!

  2. Thanks, Jamie! And yes, please do pray if you have a spare moment - we need all of it we can get! :-)