Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Follicles!

The ultrasound tech told her that there were at least 3 in the left ovary, and at least 1 in the right ... not sure how ovaries work, but I thought only one ovary released eggs each month ... either way, there is more than one, which is good news because now my sperm will have a higher chance of running into an egg when they take their wrong turns.

She's back in for an ultrasound, and blood work this morning. Hoping they provide an estimate of when we will do the trigger shot (we're thinking tonight, or tomorrow, which would mean IUI tomorrow or Friday morning)

I didn't write about this yet, but I thought I'd share - when I was in France last weekend I attended a mass at the Cathedral Notre Dame - a beautiful Catholic church in Paris. I don't know what it was, but I was sort of taken in by the place when I saw it on a tour the day before, thus compelling me to trek from hotel to church on Sunday morning. Anyways, while I was in mass (which was said in all sorts of languages that I don't understand) I looked up and saw a banner ... I could only see half of it, but that which I could see contained the word "Annee" .... if you go way back into my blogging history, I bet you can find a post that details the name we like for a girl - Annie. Weird ...

I know the word Annee is French for something completely different from how I interpreted it, but still - weird. I'm not a superstitious guy ... but maybe I am ...

3 comments:

Sweet Georgia said...

Heres the basics on IUI with injectibles. Your wife injects herself - the drugs encourages many follicles to develop ultimately looking for 2 to 3 good sized ones. She may or may not take the trigger shot - this tells the good sized follies to release eggs. So, more than one egg is released increasing the chances of pregnancy. Sometimes, if she over-responds (there are lots and lots of follies) the IUI will be changed to an emergency IVF - otherwise you could have a "Jon & Kate plus 8" situation.
Oh - and I'm a big one for signs, so, hoping your sign brings you good news.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Good luck with it!

Exciting stuff.

Paris and that area of the Seine is beautiful.

Stace said...

Best of luck!! :) Here's to the fabulous follicles!