Today at my follicle check I got some good news, some bad news, and some wait and see news.
Good News: I have one nice looking 18 mm follicle. After doing so many clomid cycles (not on anything this time), I was at first disheartened to see only one follicle, but of course, that's "normal."
Bad News: My lining was only 5mm. It needs to be around 8mm by the time of ovulation, which should still be a few days away, so I *may* get close to that, but I'm not counting on it. I am disappointed that it wasn't better this month (was only 4.7 mm on day 12 last month), but I've just read that clomid takes 6 weeks to completely leave the system, which could be affecting things this month.
Wait and See: Nurse (I see a nurse who specializes in infertility issues, not an RE) says she won't do a trigger shot until the follicle is around 20 -- hmm.. I've seen accounts of lots of REs doing it at around 18 -- so that puts us in a waiting game. Not good timing with a weekend coming up. I have to go back for another follicle check tomorrow. That should give us a better sense of how fast things are growing. I may have to go to a walk-in clinic for an IM trigger shot this weekend (Nurse's office is 45 mins away). And then...? Sunday is totally out for IUI. So it's either Saturday (no time really for a shot, but maybe I don't need it) or Monday (maybe too late) or simply DIY BD, if we can know ahead of time that it's okay to do so. The sucky thing about IUI is having to ration sex.
All things considered, I don't have a great feeling about this month. Everything seems off. Even my CD calculation is off. I may only be on CD10 instead of 11. A doctor a long time ago told me to count the firtst day of seeing ANY blood as CD1. This cycle I spotted for one day before starting. I never do that, usually. I counted it as CD1. Nurse tells me it wasn't.
I hope everyone is okay today. The weather here is hot and humid and I'm feeling deflated.