Oh, Mandy, I did not know that. How fun! It sounds like she is living the life I envisioned for myself... A job using Japanese, married a Japanese guy, speaking Japanese at home... Obviously, my life didn't turn out that way, and I'm quite happy with that fact- but a part of me still kinda whishes that the guy I'd fallen in love with was Japanese, hah. I guess it's fair, though, because he tells me he never imagined he'd marry a white girl, either. Ah, love is blind!
Yeah, I bet if we got together, we'd bore everyone else to death... I can go on for hours, too!
Oh, I hope it ends up that way for Maiya. I really hope that I don't give up on Japanese with her. Obviously, I'm not drilling it in to her, but I still speak it sometimes, we still hang out with friends who speak only Japanese around us, I still call my host family who only speaks Japanese, and they sometimes visit and I hope to bring her back to Japan as often as possible (though with the cost, it's not going to be often!), and we still read Japanese books and watch Japanese TV. At least her favorite movie is Heidi- the Japanese version! She does ask me to translate the whole thing for her, though...
And, thank you! I don't know when I'll trigger. I have another U/S on Monday, and if the follies are big enough, I will trigger that night, and the IUI will be Wednesday morning. My nurse today said the follies should grow about 2 mm per day, so they can be up to 18 on Monday, and that would be enough. If they're not big enough yet, we'll just keep doing meds and U/Ss until they are. Though I don't think it will be long- I respond really well to Clomid, so expect to at least have an average response to these. The cycle I got Maiya, my biggest was 17, so hopefully 18 would be big enough. Though I've had cycles lately with even up to 27, and that didn't work, so I'm nervous... Part of me hopes we give them an extra day to grow, and part of me hopes they are at 18 on Monday and we can move forward!
I know you said we are cycle sisters, what did you end up doing this cycle? I seem to recall you said you might try, or might not, but hadn't decided last we talked.