Let me try again.
At my ultrasound today, I got this picture:
14 follies 9mm or bigger. The largest is 23mm. I'm happy with the number. The 9's may or may not be mature enough at transfer, but even if they're not, 11 or 12 would make me very happy.
The NP said that depending on my blood test results, I will either trigger tonight or tomorrow night which means retrieval either Wednesday or Thursday. YAY!
But that's also where my brain goes into overdrive.
Note: We are in block schedule at school right now for state testing. I have each class for two hours, one day the odds, the next, evens. This means I only have a prep period every other day. Throughout my time at the RE, I've been able to schedule 90% of my appointments during my prep period (which connects with lunch). Since block start, my prep has only lined up with 2/3 ultrasounds...meaning lots of teachers covering my classes out of the kindness of their hearts.
Scenario A: Trigger tonight. Need sub for Wednesday. Wednesday is still state testing, so it'll be a pretty easy day to plan. If I'm out Thursday, it's odd block day which means two hours of the freshman for the sub - reading Romeo and Juliet - ouch. I'm going to have to work very hard to come up with a good plan for them.
Scenario B: Trigger tomorrow night. Go in for another ultrasound tomorrow. Find someone to cover my class tomorrow at the last minute since I do not have a prep period. Out on Thursday (see above). Potentially out on Friday. No big deal because the classes will repeat Thursday's work.
I'm hoping for the trigger tonight. I still have to do the same amount of planning, but do not need any other teachers to cover for me. Hopefully they call back soon!
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And now a bit about Estradiol (E2). I've seeing a lot mentioned about Estradiol levels in other blogs who are cycling right now. My levels have been 198 on Day 6, 500ish on Day 8, and whatever today is. I'm seeing many people with much higher levels as well as one scientific article (from 2001) that says higher is basically better. My RE said that it's impossible to compare because the E2 level depends on the number of follicles and that as long as it's rising, it's good. So I guess my levels are fine...just wanted to put the info out there.
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And now a few questions for you:
1. How many of you needed to take an additional day off after transfer?
2. Why do I have to take off my nail polish for the egg retrieval? (not important - just curious!) : )