Friday, April 27, 2012

Is bigger always better?

CD 12

So I had my follow up ultrasound yesterday. On the right, I had one 16 and one 13. On the left, I had one 13. Surprisingly (to me) they told me only one more night of the meds (last night) and then trigger on Friday with iui on Sunday.

As a graduate of Google University, with a major in baby making and a minor in obsessing, these numbers seems a little...low to me. My understanding was (is) that, on the whole, 18mm  is considered mature and ideally anything between 18 and 28 is the goal. I brought this up to the tech and nurse (they must loooooove hearing people start sentences, "well, I read online...") and they assured me that 16 is fine, and even the 13s have a chance. I don't know if they are expecting last night's meds to give me a growth spurt, but I can't help but be slightly skeptical that my 13s have a chance. Right now, I am vacillating between feeling okay and thinking the 16 will be enough,  to freaking out that nothing is big enough and this will be a wasted month.

Deep breath.

But who knows? I've had big eggs before, and they've done bupkis. So, maybe bigger isn't better. After all, they say good things come in small packages...


  1. Your posts always make me refer back to my own records. The one time (only time) I had a pregnancy with Gonal-F/IUI I had 4 follicles measuring 10, 12, 13, 15.5 (with IUI 2 days after). At this point, you've got to trust your doctor. The best thing you can do for yourself is to let go of the control. Otherwise, you'll drive yourself mad. I'm really excited for you for this cycle!

    1. I love that you are my data buddy! I feel better knowing that you've had similar numbers (safety in numbers?). I also feel better having done some research on injectibles. I thought the only way they increased the odds of getting pregnant was through the sheer number of eggs you get. But now, if I understand correctly, regardless of number is strengthens the quality of the egg. So um, I guess my dr's could know what they are doing. Sigh, I already wrote on my other comment, but I guess it is true - I really need to work on this whole "trusting the dr" thing...