Thursday, July 30, 2009

A so-so report

At the scan today we learned I now have 10 follicles growing...however, only one is mature. The nurse explained to me that all 10 will release eggs, but the ones measuring on the smaller side will not be mature enough to allow for fertilization and implantation (my mature follicle measures 22, and the next largest is only 15).

My blood work revealed that my LH levels are on the rise, so I had to go ahead and trigger ovulation tonight. (For those who do not know, LH is lutenizing hormone, and this hormone level increases as your body gears up to ovulate. Since my levels are already rising, this means my body is about to ovulate, so we cannot stimulate any further to give the smaller follicles time to mature.) This means we will most likely only have one mature egg. Even though I still remain optimistic, this is a bit disappointing...I can get one egg all on my own without medication. So, I'm feeling a tad bit defeated - like I just injected myself for a week for nothing. I'm already anxious to see the doctor and ask all my questions - mainly...WHAT'S NEXT?

But then I remind myself that we could very well get pregnant this cycle. God can direct this process, and it only takes one egg to make a baby. So, we are okay.

Worrying ends where faith begins.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

On one hand, I want to say hang in there because small follicles can hold mature eggs. This is what happened to me during my ivf. I only had 3 (was it 4??) follicles above 15. Yet they harvested 6 eggs - 2 from 11mm follicles, all 6 were mature, and 5 fertilized.

On the other hand, I know you're not looking to get famous and become the first mother of... what is it... dectuplets?? So I'll pray that the one follicle does all the magic it needs to do and the others stay quiet.

GL! Hoping everything progresses ideally!

Tracy said...

I think every RE is different. I got pregnant this cycle with a 17mm a 16mm, and something smaller. Like Heidi said, those smaller follicles can still hold mature eggs!!

Lisa said...

Prayers for at least one happy, healthy egg!!!

Heather said...

((Hugs)) I am praying for you!

Melanie said...

Okay, Heidi and Tracy...now I'm scared! Lol

Trish said...

Oh Melanie.. just know that you are covered in prayer and all things are possible through christ. Just keep positive and weather it's 1 mature egg or 3 or more... it only takes 1. I know it's easier said than done, but hang in there. ((hugs))

Lisa said...

Update???

Melanie said...

Nothing much going on, Lisa. Just waiting until we can test...probably on Friday. I'm 8dpo today, so I am debating when I'll test this time. The earliest would be Tuesday.