31 Little Schulmans

The report from today’s baseline u/s and b/w is great: no cysts, a perfect uterine lining and 31 follicles. Holy cow! I wasn’t expecting that. I only found out after asking the doctor if there were any cysts. “Nope, oh, and you have 31 follicles.”

So, I’m a pretty happy person right now. I start 150 units of Follistim tomorrow night and go back in for b/w on Tuesday so they can decide if I need to lower my dosage or not. The Follistim will stimulate my little follies to grow and, while they don’t want *all* of them to grow, they want at least 20 to grow and mature. That would make for a fantastic retrieval.

Retrieval is still tentatively scheduled for March 10 or 11. I’d almost prefer it to be on the 11th because, although I would have my blood test on my birthday, my transfer would be on a Saturday, so I wouldn’t have to take another day off and Joe wouldn’t have to stress about getting to work.

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    What do they retrieve…Oh…ick. šŸ™‚
    So do I still have to give you a birthday present?

  2. connie says:

    That’s so exciting Cady & Joe šŸ™‚ It all appears to be falling into place šŸ™‚ I’m definitely continuing to hold good thoughts & prayers for you šŸ™‚ And again, LOL @ Joe’s comment~he’s TOO much šŸ™‚

  3. Amber says:

    Things are starting out nicely! Hopefully they continue and you get your bfp!

  4. Owen says:

    Wow .. that’s a great start. Just make sure the docs keep an eye on your situation, OHSS can be tricky to manage, but on our successful cycle we actually had 24 eggs collected and it was a successful cycle!

  5. Laura says:

    Great news šŸ˜€

  6. Lisanne says:

    Wow!!! That’s incredible! So you don’t want 31 kids? Oh, come on! haha šŸ™‚ Just kidding. Sounds like without a doubt you WILL be pregnant very soon. Congrats in advance!!! WOO HOO! Can you believe that you’re going to be PREGNANT???

  7. Sara says:

    Love reading blog posts like this Cady! Yay! We are thinking and praying for you and your family. šŸ™‚

  8. Shannon says:

    WOW… that is amazing… really really amazing… I am sooo happy for ya… good luck!

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