Hello, dildocam! Lovely to see you this morning.
Today is CD 10, and I was back at the RE to see what the Clomid was up to. I expected to see several 14-ish mm follicles and for her to send me on my way with instructions to either come back on Monday for another check, or to do the trigger shot on Monday night.
Turns out, I have one follicle at 23mm, another at 18, and a couple more at 16, so she wants me to do the HCG trigger tonight at 8:45. Then we inseminate tomorrow afternoon (18 hours post trigger) and Saturday morning (36 hours post trigger.)
I am freaking out a little bit. Or a lot bit. I feel like it’s too early. Trigger on CD 10? I wasn’t prepared for this. I know that sounds ridiculous, and that we NEVER have any real control over this process, but I’m totally thrown off. When I do manage to ovulate (whether on clomid or off) it’s always around CD 17, so it never occurred to me that we’d be here already. HOWEVER, this is my first clomid cycle since losing 45 pounds, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that it’s a bit different this time. (Also, have I mentioned that I’ve lost 45 POUNDS?!)
This puts a wrench in my whole plan where this 3rd cycle spans our 33rd birthdays (and yay, 3!), because my pregnancy test is now scheduled for May 29th, which means that we’ll have our answer before my birthday on June 2nd. So I will either spend my 33rd birthday pregnant and ecstatic, or shit faced and bleeding.
On the other hand, I really didn’t think I’d have another chance to take a pregnancy test before my birthday. I thought last cycle was my last chance to fulfill my wish to be pregnant before I turn 33. Turns out that’s not so much the case.
Also, tomorrow after our insemination, Catch is chaperoning her school’s prom. I think it would be absolutely hilarious if I managed to get knocked up on prom night.
I am so nervous right now, it’s ridiculous. Fingers crossed. Bring on that trigger shot.