sigh – updated

From 11 measurable follicles on Sunday to 6 today, ranging in size from 6-14. This is day 9 of stims.

Waiting to hear from the RE.


I've said it before and I'll say it again: our local monitoring RE — Dr. Deadfish — is a dipwad. This morning he was all doom and gloom: It might be canceled; you likely not get any more than this, blahblahblah…

So the three of us had a freakout fest until we heard from our beloved Dr. Sleepy. He is encouraged by Chance's estrogen levels and believes that she'll have 7-10 follicles at retrieval. Sure – we would have liked to have had a better response, but we're clearly not in the toilet waiting to be flushed, either.

Chance will continue with 450 units of Follistim and we'll both have our next appointments on Friday morning. Hopefully by then there will be the talk of triggering instead of flushing.

Cupcakes tonight.


  1. Kristin on January 14, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Ugh…praying hard that this cycle doesn’t tank.

  2. luna on January 14, 2009 at 11:35 am

    hoping for some better news from the RE.

  3. sara on January 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some souped up follicles.

  4. WhichBox on January 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Enjoy those cupcakes. You all deserve them. And may they work as promised………

  5. Nikki on January 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed! Good luck for your next appointments! Enjoy the cupcakes.

  6. anymommy on January 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    yay for Dr. Sleepy. Everything is crossed for you!

  7. Former IM on January 14, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I’m so glad that there was a reprieve from the toilet flushing! LOL Enjoy your well deserved cupcakes!

  8. girlh on January 14, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    keeping all my crossables crossed.
    come on magic cupcakes.
    maybe eat two just to be sure.

  9. Stacie on January 14, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t know what all of that means, but I will most certainly take your word that things could be better.
    Please continue to keep us updated.

  10. My Reality on January 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I am hoping for the best.

  11. debbie on January 14, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    uggh. not what I was hoping for for the both of you, but, I’ll continue to be hopeful. Can’t hurt, right?

  12. k77 on January 15, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Quality over quantity right?

  13. coffeegrl on January 15, 2009 at 2:00 am

    I’m pretty sure I heard that eating cupcakes increases one’s fertility. More cupcakes = more follicles. Right?????

  14. Sara on January 15, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Oh man, never a dull moment, eh? Six to ten is fine, as long as THE ONE is in there. Good luck!

  15. SCY on January 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Enjoy the cupcakes – that being said 7 – 10 is still good… Like K77 says – quality over quantity is surely better??
    I have a good feeling about this still!! It all came together way too well not to be a go!!!

  16. Intending To Be Parents on January 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    You tell Chance not to worry (yeah, I know easier said than done) – I was a fellow 450 units a day girl and it took my stubborn ovaries a long time to grow some good follicles!! My retrieval for the IVF round for our surrogacy wasn’t until 14 days after my stims started) – and on Day 8 of stims I only had 8 ranging from 6-11 in size. But it worked and we’re having twin boys now!! So you tell her not to worry too much because some of us gals just have ovaries that are slow to catch on!!

  17. Soralis on January 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Hope all goes well!!!

  18. charmedgirl on January 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    oh fuck this shit.
    thank god for cupcakes.
    i am concentrating VERRRY HARD on c’s ovaries.
    i mean it.
    (no word on *juicy* lining, so i assume good??)

  19. journey to junior(ette) on January 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    is chance a low responder? i was, and i got 8 eggs from my successful IVF cycle…and i was on the same dosage as her, and the day of trigger my 8 follies ranged in size from 12-18 after 10-11 days of stims. my own experience was along the same lines as dr. sleepy’s prognosis. in fact, her response sounds a LOT like my own cycle. it DOES happen, and my fingers are crossed tightly for you and chance!!!
    sorry, didn’t mean to make this all about me, but i wanted you and chance to know that i think this sounds pretty darn good (coming from a woman with 1 cancelled IVF cycle and 1 cycle with 3 eggs retrieved before this successful cycle!).

  20. Moxie on January 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Juniorette, I replied on your blog but I wanted to also tell you here thanks for your words. They’re certainly encouraging!

  21. Moxie on January 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    No word on the lining yet. My appt isn’t until tomorrow morning.

  22. Moxie on January 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I didn’t realize that your stimming was similar to Chance’s! I’m hoping that we get similar results, right down to the twins! 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement!

  23. nancy on January 16, 2009 at 2:54 am

    gahhhh. the doctors need to get on the same god damned page.

  24. niobe on January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to type with all my fingers crossed?