I can “feel” my ovaries. and that is a strange sensation. a very heavy and weighted feeling in my lower abdomen. sneezing and laughing adds a weird pressure. I’m most comfortable if I’m sitting slightly reclined, and even more so when I have a heating pad on my belly.

but this is what happens when you have thirteen follicles that are measuring from 13 to 18mm big! can you see the size difference from the picture from my ultrasound on friday? it’s crazy! (and just for record’s sake: left ovary measured 7 follicles at 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, and 18mm. my right ovary measured 6 follicles at 11, 15, 15, 16, 16, and 17mm.)

so this bloated, icky, uncomfortable feeling that I am feeling, that so many other women who have been in these shoes have felt, is exactly what is supposed to be happening.

i’ll take it. it’s temporary. and it’s for the best reason possible.