Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Now for my next trick

My heart sank when I saw it was Janneke, and not our preferred vag-visage, calling us.

'Laugh-a-minute Janneke' as I've Christened her.

Unfortunately that minute seems to have taken place somewhere in October 1986, so we just have to make do with humourless Janneke.

We had been asked to come back for another scan today. They wanted to check the growth of the 4 follicles, in the hope one would stop growing and the other three would push on. Based on the growth the follicles showed in the last Clomid cycle we were not expecting anything good to come of it.

We were ushered to the 'big brother' ultrasound room, so called as it doesn't have any curtained area for ET to get her kit off.

There I sat, Janneke to my left, interrogating me on the standard of my Dutch conversational skills, while to my right ET ever so gracefully hopped on one semi-naked leg in an attempt to get her jeans off.

After a couple of moments wishing I was temporarily deaf and blind, ET was in situe, her bare feet framing Janneke's stern face.

"I'm going to put the probe in now" she delightfully announced.

Er, Probe?

In it burrowed around the grainy black and whiteness of my nearest and dearest's reproductive organs, it was all I could do to stop myself announcing 'One small step for man...'

Probe indeed.

Straight to the right hand side she went this time, yesterday's ground zero, the cause of our distress. One, 13mm. Two, also 13mm.

No number three. Vanished. Gone. Vamoosed. Janneke claimed it wasn't uncommon, giving us some sober tale of larger follicles using all the hormones and leaving the smaller ones to wither away.

Over on the left hand side, the solitary follicle remained, having grown another 1mm. This leaves us with 3 in total, a 14mm and two at 13mm.

Almost unbelievably, exactly what we needed, but didn't for a second expect we would see.

The 3 need some growth, so most likely we will go back for another scan on Friday morning, when we should know more definitely if, or when, insemination will happen.

You don't get many days when you get good news in this game, and indeed, your perception of what constitutes good news changes dramatically over time.

But today, is one of those days.


71 comments:

Feebee said...

Oh that's brilliant!!!!!! Woohooo!!!!

I'm afraid I had to skip the witty comments today and scroll straight to the end result - will go back now for a leisurely read!

Maureen said...

That is brilliant news!!!

Fe said...

That is incredible news!!! I don't think I'll be able to breathe properly until your next scan. I'll be keeping everything crossed!!

Chaos said...

Thats great!!!

Sarah said...

Good news indeed. Perhaps this will be the month.

Horse Chick said...

Yippeeee Skippeeeee!!!!

NukeDad said...

No wittiness today, just positive mojo and wishes for success.

Monty said...

I toldja so! My trainee holy man capabilities work telepathically. Imagine how successful it would be in real time.

RRP said...

Perhaps I'm unnecessarily emotional, but I swear I almost cried reading this.

Hooray for three!

M+B said...

Awesome news!

Alison said...

Best news ever!!!

Heather said...

Fabulous!

Ali said...

Yay. Wonderful news.

prayingtodarwin said...

I'll cross my fingers, and anything else that will bend that way.

Middle Aged Woman said...

My heart is singing for you!

WhatAboutNovember said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Yay!

Jane G said...

Fantastic news! Fingers and toes crossed for Friday.

Russ said...

Alright! Go have a pint!

AnnB said...

God Bless those hormone gobbling larger follicles! Their greed rocks!
Thank you, for making my day.

Gypsy said...

Fingers firmly crossed!

serenity said...

I literally made a "squee" sound OUT LOUD just now. I've been hoping for some good news for you both.

Fingers firmly crossed.

xxx

Susanica said...

I second everyone who has commented so far. Fabulous news! -M

Making Babies said...

that is freaking fantastic news!!!!

mammydiaries said...

I'm going to whisper this so as not to frighten off the remaining follicles. Congratulations!!!! I am doing a tiny , tiny happy dance (again, no frightening the follicles!) hoping so hard that this works out for you. Happy Wednesday! x

Ms. Moon said...

Ah....
Lovely.

Christa said...

Pure sweetness. Excellent news!!

naughty said...

Am delighted to hear this great piece of news. Fingers crossed that things are going to go your way..all the way.

bsouth said...

Bloody nora, that's fabulous news. I'd just read the last one and skipped quickly to this with a sinking heart only to be instantly bouyed up.

I have got everything so very crossed for Friday, I feel sick with nerves already and it's only Wednesday.

Jenni said...

hot damn!

Amber said...

That's incredible news....good luck for everything to work just so for all the rest!

Sadia said...

Hurray!

nh said...

Fantastic news - I shall have a drink for you in celebration tonight. May the good news continue to roll...

Edith said...

I'm so glad you finally got some good news!
Hoera voor Kwik, Kwek & Kwak!

:)))

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Feebee - Best news in a long time. And yeah, I need to get to the point more.

@Maureen - It is!

@Fe - Try sitting here!

@Chaos - Sure is!

@Sarah - small steps

@Horse Chick - my words exactly!

@NukeDad - thank you sir.

@Monty - You told me nowt.

@RRP - Wuss.

@M+B - It is!

@Alison - Well, today anyway...

@Heather - yep yep yep!

@Ali - So far so good!

@prayingtodarwin - Too.Many.Jokes.

@Middle Aged Woman - Thought that was a cat.

@WhatAboutNovember - heh, yes, quite.

@Jane G - god yeah.

@Russ - Can't, must look after the boys for a few more days!

@AnnB - it certainly does!

@Gypsy - yep, a step in the right direction.

@serenity - hope for more to come.

@Susanica - thanks.

@Making Babies - sure is!

@mammydiaries - Shhhhhh.

@Ms. Moon - so far, yes!

@Christa - yep, it is.

@naughty - steps!

@bsouth - you miss all the drama!

@Jenni - wawawiwah

@Amber - not bad going, is it!

@Sadia - Hurray indeed!

@nh - Cheers thanks!

@Edith - Bob de Bouwer to come next? thanks.

AnnD said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I never thought I would be wishing for the unexplained death of one of ET's follicles but YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! all the same!

meabh said...

Phew!So afraid it would be cancelled. Thats great now you're in with a great shot!
I reckon you're looking at sat/sun for the trigger then mon/tues for IUI? Sit tight, its going to be a long few days. So nearly there!

Bonnie B. said...

*does a little happy dance* Yesssssssss!!! Congratulations on the good news!

(Reading about your adventures, I have this odd picture in my mind where all of us are peering into the room with ET on the table, like one of those operating theatres where students are watching from up above, while doctors are performing surgery.)

Gaby said...

So happy for you guys! :)

womb for improvement said...

Get the fuck in!

(Which I believe is an expression of delight rather than encouraging you to go where medical instruments should only be going - for the time being at least).

bsouth said...

I know, every bloody time I skip a few days it all happens. I think you should buy me a blackberry so I can keep up with you when I'm in hospital/being lazy.

frogpondsrock said...

SQUEEEEEEE..... Now that bit of good news has started my day off very well. xox

J from Ireland said...

Jaysus that great news!!

Mick said...

Absolutely fantastic. This could be it!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Sweet news X! Great to hear.

Momo Fali said...

Yay! I am hoping for growth. I can't wait to hear.

IrishNYC said...

Yay for disappearing follicles!

Lorza said...

PHEW!!! I glad things are going well- the good news is indeed welcome! Good luck!

nutsinmay said...

YESSSS! Clearly toe-crossing works. Will do so more often.

Paint it Black said...

Awsome news. Tip for ET, wear a skirt(just hike up when on table), remove knickers before hand in the toilet and ask to insert 'probe' herself, keeps the dignity in tact a tad.

Veronica said...

I am so so thrilled. Also, I second the recommendation for a skirt, weather permitting of course.

Malky B. said...

Wow! That's great news. Hope the follies continue to grow nicely and no more unwanted surprises.

Sue said...

Excellent!! Fingers are crossed for you!

Captain Steve said...

That's awesome, dude. Let's knock your chick up, now!

Or, well, you, obviously. Not me.

WiseGuy said...

Atleast one of us is having a good day!

All the very best to you two!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@AnnD - Ok, Annd & AnnB are going to confuse me!

@meabh - YOU were afraid? heh, still cant believe its turned around.
My guess, and that's all it is, would be trigger Friday night, IUI sunday? or maybe a day later on both.

@Bonnie B. - hehe

@Gaby - Thanks!

@womb for improvement - alternatively 'Go on my son' is allowed.

@bsouth - yeah, use me as an excuse,...

@frogpondsrock - nice to hear!

@J from Ireland - It is indeed! thanks.

@Mick - Oh god, dont say that.

@James (SeattleDad) - Yes, it sure is.

@Momo Fali - 24 hours...

@IrishNYC - an odd yay, but yes.

@Lorza - it is welcome indeed.

@nutsinmay - And it's less consipicuous!

@Paint it Black - I can imagine the look she'd get if she said she would insert it herself!

@Veronica - well, the scans are indoors...

@Malky B. - EXACTLY. just run of the mill normal growth now please.

@Sue - Thanks.

@Captain Steve - Actually, not me either, some dude with a syringe...

@WiseGuy - Hope yours picks up.

River said...

Oh woo-hoo!! One went AWOL, just like I hoped! What fantastic news. Here's hoping the remaining three grow up a little and the IUI happens. Good Luck!!

Rikki said...

It is so nice to read about you guys getting some good news for once! :)

Here till the end...

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!

Ashling said...

Wow Congrats on the 3 follicles , I hope this is gonna be the one for you and ET. Good luck for the next scan on friday.

areyoukiddingme said...

Good news! Let's hope for better news on Friday, and some real action following!

Penelope said...

I can barely breath after reading this!!
GOOD LUCK tomorrow!!!

Kathryn said...

I'm so happy that you guys got good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O)
Maybe that one leg hopping by ET did the trick! :oP

Tara R. said...

fabulous! fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

Tismee2 said...

despite your complete lack of faith that newcastle will stay up I would like to say whoo hoo to your news.

Lets hope follicle united don't put out a weakened side too!

iVegasFamily said...

That is good news. I'm hopeful and will be sending my good vibes from the other side of the planet.

Sniffle said...

Mad stuff. Happy stuff. Lucky stuff.

Hold tough there Xbox and the bestest best of luck kid.

tiff said...

Thank goodness for vanishing follies.

Sending perfect growth vibes ( for want of a better word).

A Free Man said...

Fingers crossed, buddy.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

What great news, oh my, I am delighted for you.

jodieodie said...

Why do you write so poignantly on your blog, and tear out your readers hearts, and so cuttingly on Magnetoboldtoo's? I was surprised when I came over here, how poetic your soul is.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@River - Thanks,

@Rikki - Weird to receive it!

@Anonymous - Yep!

@Ashling - Thank you.

@areyoukiddingme - That was the plan...

@Penelope - heh, thanks.

@Kathryn - That could well have been it!

@Tara R. - careful crossing the road.

@Tismee2 - that's actually funny...

@iVegasFamily - thank you sir.

@Sniffle - But you know Murphy....

@tiff - Cheers Tiff.

@A Free Man - Crossed indeed, perpetually.

@Elaine at Matters of the Heart) - Thank you.

@jodieodie - Kelley needs the kick up the arse, If I had something I could be cutting about here you'd hear it, trust me.