At Sis's initial suppression check, the doctor told her to think of it as if her follicles were at the starting line of a race. They were checking to make sure all of the follies were small, and that none of them had jumped out ahead. In his words they "needed to make sure there were no cheaters."
Sis had another stim check appointment today, but had a different doctor. I wasn't able to go to the appointment with her today so didn't get a whole lot of information. This Dr. didn't even tell Sis how many egg follicles were in there. It sounds as if there was not a lot of dialog during the appointment at all, which was a little frustrating for me as I was dying to get the update! As the Dr. listed the measurements throughout the check, Sis did count 11 eggs. That means one more of those little suckers joined the race! Sis also said they all seemed to be about the same size, so the others may have caught up to the one that seemed to be running ahead. It will be interesting how many we actually get out of this.
She is going in again tomorrow and I will actually be able to join her for this appointment. We suspect that she will probably be triggering tomorrow and have a Thursday egg retrieval. That means embryo transfer will be on either Sunday or Tuesday, depending on a 3 day or 5 day transfer.
We are getting down to the wire and I am SO excited and nervous at the same time. I really want this to work. If it doesn't work, I'm scared of not getting any embabies that make it to freeze. And if they do make it to freeze, what if they wouldn't make it through the thawing process. This is pretty much it for us. We can't afford to take any more loans out just in the HOPES that we become parents.
So cross your fingers, cross your toes, and say some prayers for us!