Mama Hen


This is what I look like 5 months pregnant. Oh wait, no. I meant to say this is what I look like after 5 days of injections. I woke up this morning and I was HUGE. I mean HUGE. None of my clothes fit properly. I was feeling pretty gross and bad about myself on the way to my doctor’s appointment until JT came on the radio and told me I was bringing sexy back. Anyone who knows me knows I’m pretty much the biggest Justin Timberlake fan in the world. Any time he comes on the radio I know it’s going to be a good day.

Anyway, I digress. I went in for blood work and an ultrasound. Over the weekend I had horrible pain on the left side and couldn’t stop vomiting, so I was all but certain the cyst on the left side had ruptured. The ultrasound confirmed that it had. Good news! The cyst on the right side was still there, but it shrank 3mm. More good news!


Then it was time for the big moment…the follicle count. It turns out that I have TWENTY TWO eggs growing in there. No wonder I am so swollen! For those who are interested, the follicle sizes are as follows:

Right Ovary: 12, 11, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 6

Left Ovary: 13, 12, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9, 7, 6

It is absolutely amazing that I have this much growth on Day 5. God is so, so, so good! As of now, they are projecting my egg retrieval to occur some time before next Tuesday. It’s pretty crazy to think I have grown as many eggs in 5 days as the average woman grows in 2 years. It’s also crazy that a girl who doesn’t ovulate at all on her on own can pump out 22 follicles with a little help. Modern medicine is nothing short of amazing.

I go back to the doctor tomorrow morning to see how I’m progressing. Until then, I’ll just be over here growing eggs like a mama hen. Have a great night, y’all!

4 thoughts on “Mama Hen

  1. I’m so excited for you. I love the fact that you’re so open with you journey. I can’t wait to see what our almighty, awesome God does through you in this. He is working on a miracle right now. You should feel pretty special, little mama hen!

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  2. Hooray that is great news! My clothes don’t fit right either and I’m pretty sure tomorrow will be a pajamma kind of day since I get to be home all day 🙂 so glad that your apt went good! I think at this rate you will be going in for retrevial before me which is great cuz you can tell me all about it 🙂 Best of wishes sending tons of positivity your way!


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