Today's update is in at last. E2 is 1799 and I'm up to 14 measurable follicles - 4 on the left and 10 on the right. 4 of them are still very small (10-11mm) but the rest are between 13 and 16. I had acupuncture during my lunch hour and she must have really stirred up my hormones because I feel lousy - really queasy and achy. That's a good thing though... right? Next stick/scan is tomorrow.
The nurse said there is still the possibility of a Thursday retrieval but it seems more likely it will be this Friday, which is GREAT news. M and I both have work responsibilities that make Friday (and the resulting Monday or Wednesday transfer) easier to accomodate than Thursday. We'll make it work whenever it falls, of course, but perhaps we'll be lucky enough to avoid the hurdles altogether.
I know 10 good-sized follicles are worthy of celebration, but it's hard not to compare this cycle to last time and feel disappointed in my lesser response. So, I'm adding a line to my mantra...
The odds are on our side.
This worked for us last time.
No reason not to hope for the best.
It only takes one.
Moving on... M and I are having an honest-to-goodness date night tonight! I can't remember the last time we had one. First we are cashing in a Groupon at a non-child-friendly restaurant (with wine! and award-winning desserts!) and then we're going to see the last Harry Potter movie. We've been aggressively searching for an opportunity to see it together since it was released and now, almost exactly two months later, we're doin' it! I'm super excited. I think this is exactly what we need to fortify ourselves for what is sure to be a week of emotional and physical intensity.
And on that note, I am over and out!