Cycle Day 14
Ultrasound: I was extremely excited and anxious for this ultrasound. I had not yet seen the OvaCue confirm ovulation with a pink box, so I was expecting to see a HUGE follicle during the ultrasound. Again, we started the ultrasound by looking at my endometrial lining. (See picture CD 14 – Endo Lining) We were able to zoom in and get a great photo of the trilaminar appearance! (See picture CD 14 – Endo Close) Are you bored with the endometrial lining? I promise, you’ll have an AH-HA moment here soon – I didn’t realize the importance until after ovulation! Again, we started with the left ovary, and still counted about 7 follicles overall. (See picture CD 14 – Left Ovary Follicles) Next, we measured the largest follicle on the left side, which had shrunk since the last ultrasound! It measured at 0.58cm by 0.54cm. At this point, it was clear that ovulation was not going to take place from my left ovary this time around. We moved over to my right ovary and were able to count about 7 follicles (about 3 less than the previous ultrasound – they must have given up!). (See picture CD 14 – Right Ovary Follicles) We measured the largest follicle to be 1.86cm by 1.56cm! (See picture CD 14 – Right Ovary) It was evident that ovulation would be occurring soon.
OvaCue: As I mentioned before, the oral sensor had predicted ovulation for CD 13. At this point, my vaginal readings were still on the decline. Once ovulation occurs, we’ll see a vaginal rise, which causes the monitor to populate the pink box. But, because my vaginal readings were still declining, I knew that ovulation had not yet occurred. (The reading from this night was actually the lowest vaginal reading I had received during the cycle, making it my most fertile day!)
Cycle Day 15
Ultrasound: Unfortunately, CD 15 fell on a national holiday, so the clinic was closed and I was not able to get in for an ultrasound.
OvaCue: When I took my vaginal reading in the evening on CD 15, the monitor detected a rise and populated a pink box – ovulation confirmed! This was not a big surprise. Based on my very low reading the day before, and the size of my follicle in the last ultrasound, I was expecting to see a pink box appear. I went to bed wondering what the next day’s ultrasound would show.