IVF #4 grab 'n stab: day 8

I had my first bloods taken yesterday, where they presumably check on the E2 and P4 levels, and haven't heard anything since - which means carry on as per normal. They wouldn't normally ring unless something was wrong, so I'm hopeful that means that things are progressing at a steady pace. That's what we want: not too fast, and not too slow. Fingers crossed.

In any case, my dose is still the same: 187.5 of Puregon + 250 of Orgalutran. In my last stim cycle, I'd already had a scan done by now & had a rough idea of how many follicles were growing. This time, my scan isn't booked until Monday - so I have NO idea what's going on in there!

I'm hoping for a reasonable bit of growth this time around. As excited as I was for more eggs (13 retrieved, 8 fertilised) last time around, that turned out to be my worst IVF cycle yet. My lowest-number cycle (3 retrieved, 3 fertilised) was our best, with Georgia & our two miscarriages - so quantity isn't always the way to go. I'd be thrilled with a nice happy medium of maybe 7-8 with good fertilisation and good growth. Trying not to be too greedy here but I'm also trying to be positive, so... fingers crossed.

My belly is sore from the shots, as always - it's the Orgalutran that stings and throbs the most. I'm feeling a little fuller & have gained a bit of weight, but nothing like the discomfort of last time. There are still a few more days of jabs to go, so we'll see what happens over the weekend.

Anyone else stimming along with me? :)

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Non Sequitur Chica said...

Not stimming with you but sending good thoughts your way for this cycle!

RHMummy said...

Good luck with your upcoming retrieval!

Jess said...

Everything crossed for you guys this cycle! I'm glad to hear that you're not as uncomfortable as you were last time.

annie said...

Wishing you the best of luck this cycle!! My last cycle was a little slow at the beginning, but turned out to be our best in terms of quality, so don't get discouraged if you start out a little slow.

WhiteKhocolate said...

Everything is crossed for you!

As a side note, I sympathise with the jabs hurting; I am on injectable medication periodically and have hit nerves a few times - yeeowch. Hope your belly feels better soon!!

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