Monday, January 5, 2009

Trigger tonight!

Whoot whoot whoot! I am triggering tonight! 

Today went really well. I took DH in with me for the u/s, and he counted more than 20 follicles. That put my mind at rest immediately. Then the nurse came in and she also said things looked great, and she was pretty sure I would get to trigger tonight. 

Thereafter we got to spend time with the genetic counselor, who took us through the details of the chromosome translocation issue we're dealing with, told us the details of the FISH analysis that we need our embryos to go through. She had us sign some 1 million consents - basically, anything that can go wrong and does go wrong is not their fault! :-)

We spent some time with our nurse after that, and she answered some questions I had. When I was given my protocol, they had said they would do ICSI for us, and somehow that was stuck in my head as something which COULD be bad for us. Why? Because of DH's translocation. I was just worried that if we hand select the sperm and ICSI the eggs to fertilize, what if we choose sperm that are unbalanced? There's no way of telling from the outside. There's no way of testing the sperm and selecting normal ones, because the test is a destructive test, ie, it needs a cell to be taken out for testing, and that's the one cell the sperm has. After testing, there's no sperm left. So we felt it would be better to leave it to nature and let whatever  balanced / unbalanced embryos form on their own. The nurse called the genetic counselor in, and all of us decided that it was best to let fertilization happen on it's own. 

My E2 today was 4239, P4 at .3 something, and I've been instructed to take the trigger shot at 10 PM tonight. I do have to go in for blood work tomorrow, but it's going to be a shot free day otherwise! Yippee!!! 

ER will be at 9 AM on Jan 7. 

(How awesome is it that my calendar has gone EXACTLY according to the schedule they gave me 2 months ago?) 


21 comments:

Kymberli said...

Prayerfully, this cycle will end EXACTLY as we all hope it will, too! Happy trigger day!

Caroline said...

Nikki,
I am so happy for you. Things seem to be going really well. I will be thinking of you, and waiting to hear how everything turns out. What a rollercoaster ride. Enjoy a shot free day.

April said...

yea, nikki! i'm so excited! this is awesome news. i can't wait to hear how things go!

margelina said...

That is so awesome Nikki!! I will be thinking of you and praying everything continues to go perfectly! ((hugs))

Shelby said...

Sorry I've been MIA from blogger land and have been missing the action in Nikki world. Such good news! The planets are aligning and sending some AWESOME signs your way. Love it!

Lisa said...

Yay! I am so excited for you and I would be over the moon to have 20 follies!!!!

Thinking of you!

natenang654 said...

Yay! Happy trigger day and shot-free day tomorrow! Can't wait to hear about your ER! good luck!

Lorraine said...

Yay! I hope things continue to go exactly as planned!

I'll be thinking of you on the 7th - and hoping at least most of those 20 make it out!

bunny said...

Wow! Yay for you and the bunch of good eggs. Enjoy the day off of injections! Good luck this week.

Hear My Cry said...

WOW, talk about exciting! And walking on egg shells! The combination is chilling! I'm praying for you!

J & J said...

Nikki!! I'll be in those stirrups right after you, at 10am on Wednesday. I was really surprised to be triggering tonight but I guess things look good so here we are. Thanks for looking at my blog, I'll be following your progress as well. Good luck, girl!!!

Dora said...

That's great! Hope this is the one, Nikki!

DAVs said...

Hot diggity! Happy triggering!!

Mo and Will said...

YAY!!!! Glad you have so many follies Nikki! Thanks for the update!!! Awesome news : ) I'm thinking this cycle will be the one for you guys!

Mo

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

good luck on the 7th! i hope this works for you! i need some encouragement as i am just starting the ivf process. i want to see a bfp on a future post to give me hope. :)

oh, and i think it would make you pretty happy, too.

Jill M. said...

Wahooo!!! The best of luck!!!

Miss Tori said...

Is the trigger shot bad? Does it hurt? Hope not.

Yea! How exciting. At 10:00 p.m. as I was hanging up clothes from the dryer, you were putting this process in motion. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

I'll be in town tomorrow afternoon as I've got my appointment. I'd suggest meeting but I'm sure that you are going to be feeling so full and bloated that you'll not want to go out if unneccary. So instead, I'll just be thinking of you and hoping that all is well with your maturing follies!

Misty Dawn said...

Wahoo!!! Can't believe your ER is already here, which means ET will be over the w/e. YAY!!!!

mlg- believe N miracles said...

YAY!

Sue said...

How did the trigger go Nikki? Good luck for the ER. I will be praying for you and Hopefully this cycle will end the way we all want it to.

mylifechronicles said...

YAY!! This is soo exciting. I am really amazed at the exact timing schedule... WOW... I guess that's why they are CCRM! Wish you all the very best and hope that they are able to retrieve as many mature follies as possible.
BTW... stock up on the Gatorade. My E2 was a little higher than yours with 16 follies and I was told that I might be at risk for OHSS, but I didn't actually get it. You have more follies so you should be A-OK.
All the best!