Friday, April 6, 2012

Go Go Gadget Follicles

I had my first cycle monitoring appointment today. To recap, it's cycle day 67 today but I call it cycle day 10 because I had a baseline ultrasound a week ago and took 100 mg of Clomid on cycle days 60-64.

We have follicles! One nice 15mm follicle on my left side and two tiny 6 mm follicles on the right side. The Clomid worked! I was so relieved. Having almost no side effects I was worried they were going to see no response.

The next step is to have sex, yay, tomorrow, and then come back in on Monday for another ultrasound. If the follicles grow like they're supposed to, I will take the trigger shot at Monday's appointment and have my IUI first thing Tuesday morning!

Can I be totally honest and say part of me was a little disappointed there was only one big follie instead of two because it means I don't have much chance at twins? Hearing about how Clomid can cause multiples made me a little excited. I must sound so ungrateful! Okay, I'll just take one healthy baby please. I know twin pregnancies are riskier and I'm sure raising two infants simultaneously is no picnic but it was a nice idea for a minute.

But enough of that madness, grow follicles, grow! We will trigger if it is 20mm on Monday and they're supposed to grow 2mm per day.


  1. Good luck! It is disappointing to only have one follicle, but at the same time, at least you have one!

  2. Yay! I had two follicles before my IUI and that totally freaked me out. I have a friend with newborn twins and although I think it would be nice to only go through childbirth (in my case a c-section) once, I can't imagine trying to deal with two newborns at the same time!!

  3. One healthy baby should do it! Fingers firmly crossed that's what you get. You can leave the twins for the next round. Go go gadget indeed!

  4. Yay for a good follicle! 15 mm is a beaut for pretend CD 10. Good luck with your IUI.