I went in today for the mid-month ultrasound and bloodwork.Â Normally I would have done this a few days earlier, but I was out of town, and I’m sure the doctor’s office wasn’t open. 🙂 In any case, today I went for this.Â There were lots of follicles, one big one that they thought had already ruptured (meaning I’d already ovulated).Â They wouldn’t know until the bloodwork came back though.Â If the bloodwork showed I haven’t ovulated yet, then I would need an HCG trigger.
After a tedious day sitting by the phone, they finally called, and the bloodwork showed… that I’ve probably already ovulated!Â I guess I will call in a couple of weeks for a beta if no period has started yet.Â She didn’t give me a hard time limit on that.Â I’ve got the new nurse, so it seems she’s still learning or something.Â Thank God I don’t need the trigger shot.Â I’m so needle-phobic I don’t know how I’d deal with giving on to myself, or receiving one from Rick (this is the option I’d choose, btw).Â If we’re not successful this month, there is always the possibility that I’ll need the trigger in the future.Â I’m sure I’ll hold my breath on that decision every time!
I don’t know exactly when I ovulated.Â I chart my temperatures, even though I don’t have to.Â I may write more on that another day.Â I thought that I had a temperature rise a couple of days ago indicating possible ovulation, but then it dropped again yesterday morning.Â It’s on its way back up today, so I don’t know?Â Maybe I didn’t ovulate til yesterday.Â I guess we’ll see.Â My sleeping patterns have been awful (see previous post), so that kind of skews the temperature readings a bit.Â This makes it a bit harder to decide when to do a blood pregnancy test.Â I guess I’ll cross that bridge when/if I get there.
All that being said, I hope everyone’s Christmas went well!Â :)Â Ours was great!Â It’s not quite over though.Â We’re going to my parents this weekend, so more Christmas-family-time to go!