It's only been two days since the IUI and my mind is swimming with possibilities. I think those 8 follicles have given me false hope. The nurse showed them to me right before the IUI and all 8 were large and round and hanging there just like grapes - really easy see. My other doctor told me that during egg retrieval, the follicles were hanging really low and close so there are easy to reach. I could see that this time - these follicles were like a large bunch of grapes hanging very low. All eight were very big - it looked like the left 3 caught up with the right 5.
It's 2:30 am and I'm having trouble sleeping. I think it is because 1, I have the most follicles yet and 2, I saw them. I can't help but be excited. At the other 4 IUIs, they didn't show me the follicles - just did the insemination and that was it. Since they say that only 2-3 out of 10 of my eggs are probably good at this point, 8 is a pretty good number to think that maybe one good one will be in there.
I know, that one has to fertilize and implant and then stick around, etc. The chances are actually quite low but a girl's gotta have dreams.
But a girl's gotta calm down, too. I need my sleep. Too bad the doc says no swimming for a few days after the IUI - that is my preferred form of exercise and there's nothing like a tired body to ensure a good night's sleep.