This morning we went to have a blood test and then to the clinic to have my second scan. Dr P was in his usual form, chatting about an amazing new ultrasound machine he'd read about, but I'm used to it by now! Unfortunately some of the follicles that we saw on Thursday haven't grown very much, but I have four mature follicles, three on one side and one on the other. So rather than leave them for much longer, Dr P would like to do the egg collection on Monday. That means a day off for both of us and only one more injection for me.
This afternoon Nurse J rang to let me know the results of this morning's blood test. It confirmed that Monday is going to be the day, so tonight at 10pm (36 hours before the egg collection) I need to have the very last injection. The "trigger", Ovidrel, will prompt the follicles to release the eggs so that they can be picked up and extracted on Monday. Then they will be introduced to D's sperm and we will see what happens over the next few days. I am hoping that four strong embryos will develop!
I am feeling okay, still a touch of nausea in the mornings, but at least the weepiness has gone! My tummy is a bit tender, the same as it was last time, but I know I have these great big mature follicles getting ready to give up their eggs so it really doesn't bother me much. I just can't wait until the next few weeks are over. The anticipation is not so much fun.