I'm calling in tomorrow morning to schedule a time to drop of the sp.erm and plan to have the nurses ask the doctor what this mysterious "synching up" means and whether he approves of the plan we came up with.
Anyway, first things first, the numbers:
3 Follicles on the Right side: 15.6 mm, 17.2 mm, 15.4 mm
2 Follicles on the Left side: 12.3 mm, 9.3 mm
Endometrium thickness: 9.5 mm
She said that she didn't think the two follicles on the left side would catch up, and thus said I have three follicles. They like to see three to five, so that's not bad. The lining thickness is great, she said.
When to trigger: At first, she suggested I should trigger tomorrow tomorrow night and come in for the IUI Wednesday. Yikes! This is way faster than they initially indicated things would go, and I was expecting at least one or two more monitoring appointments. That's good news in some ways, less expense for example, but puts things on the fast track and has the potential (confusing) downside mentioned above.
At that point, I asked her if there were any downside to waiting one more day to trigger, and she said, "No." So, I said that I didn't mind doing another day of meds, and we agreed I will trigger on Tuesday and come in for the IUI Thursday. I'm secretly hoping that 12.3 follicle will jump on board. Is that even possible?
Apparently they don't monitor you the day of the IUI because you can't necessarily tell if someone has ovulated due to fluid accumulation. A bit disappointing since I was looking forward to that absolute, "Yes! You ovulated and this is how many eggs!" confirmation.
Successfully completed my fifth round of injections tonight, and, as some of you said, it has definitely gotten easier! I bled a couple drops last night and was a bit sore, but no big deal.
I hope to hear more about this "synching up" idea tomorrow morning...
And I'm hoping those follies keep on growing, even little number 12.3. "Go follicles, Go!!!" :-)