Good News and Rockin' CM
I have some good news!
I responded well to the 225 dose of Menopur and have five mature follicles! Well, one of them is on the small side at 15mm, but the rest are 17-21mm. I self-administered the trigger shot right there around 10:30am in the doctor's office. S and I will be back there bright and early tomorrow morning - he will do his part at 8:15 and I'll close with the IUI at 10:15. Maybe we'll have breakfast in SF in between appointments.
This cycle has been different than my other injectable cycles in so many ways: first, I actually had to have two monitoring appointments before triggering, whereas I've only gotten to one in the past before my follicles ballooned up. Second, I had follicles growing and keeping pace on both ovaries, when previously I had the synchronization problem and ended up triggering with only a couple of them mature. Third, I'm doing the IUI on day 11... I'll have to go back and look, but I think that's at least a day or two later than previously. Soooo, fingers crossed.
The other odd thing I wanted to share - which really may be TMI, and I will not be offended if you tune out now - is that, for the first time ever, I had the experience of egg-white CM literally "falling out" of me! I had read about this in books but never experienced it. On Tuesday night, as I was getting dressed after showering, I felt something, reached down, and caught it. Yep, the stringy, egg-white stuff. Crazy! I was told it's presence is simply due to increased estrogen from multiple follicles, but, despite this scientific explanation, it still seems like a good sign. S and I BD'd that night and Thursday night for good measure, so I guess it went to a small bit of use. Does anyone know if CM matters at all with IUIs? I'm thinking no... maybe just that my estrogen level is good?
Anyway, hope you all have a good weekend. It's getting hot here; at least hot for Nor-Cal.
p.s. Congratulations to Jenny at Sprout!!! Her and J's little guy, Seamus, has finally arrived! Please send good thoughts that his jaundice resolves very soon.