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I had appointments yesterday and this morning, and I have another tomorrow morning. My largest follicle has reached 18mm, with a lot trailing close behind. I asked the nurse how many follicles I had, and she told me that the machine only allows her to record 11 measurements per ovary, and I have more than 11 follicles on each side. No wonder I'm feeling swollen and tender!

At this point, it's likely that the doctor will instruct me to trigger tomorrow night, with egg retrieval on Wednesday. But of course, I won't know with any certainty until after tomorrow morning's appointment.

I still have a hard time imagining a successful outcome from this IVF; two previous failures have set my expectations low. But a friend reminded me last week that God is "
able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20), and that has been coming back to my mind this weekend. I may not imagine a positive pregnancy test coming in a couple weeks when all of this is done, but the Lord's immeasurable power can do more than I can dream possible.


Annika said...

This verse came to mind as I thought of you all today: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 We are hoping for you, dear friends!

hoesayfina said...

Praying for you in Waco. -maria taylor

Anonymous said...

Praying earnestly for you and your follicles.

I don't think there's anything else to say that wouldn't be useless words.