So seven became six. One poor bugger vanished into the darkness overnight.
The poor follicle was not alone, nurse Janneke became a balding bearded male nurse, much to ET's surprise.
All of those six have shown growth. On the left, a 12mm and a 13mm, and on the right, two 14mm, a 16mm, and a 17mm.
Basically, 2 small, 2 possible, and 2 right on track.
So the IUI is canceled. Next week we make an appointment to see what the plan is from here.
If we had the IUI, we would run a 2-5% risk of multiples. 1 or 2% of those multiples would be 3 or more.
We asked about trying ourselves this month, he kept to the official line that they do not recommend that we try to conceive.
He said he would not recommend that we use the trigger shot, and to be honest I wouldn't have considered that anyway.
He told us that people have ignored this advice in the past, and come back with multiples, but "not in large numbers".
Right here, right now, we have a golden opportunity to get what we want. Our chances of turning around the 25 failures this month are much improved. We could get pregnant.
But we run a risk of a multiple pregnancy, impacting mother and babies, raising the risk of the unthinkable.
Do we go with our hearts, and be irresponsible towards lives that don't even exist, or do we sulk for a month or two, hoping that long term sensibility pays off?
This is not a choice we should have to make. This is not fair.