Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Embryo Retrieval

We got to the hospital around 7:30 this morning. They took us back and got my IV hooked up. Within minutes it was time to go back. It's so neat because they do it all in the Fertility clinic. It makes you feel a lot more comfortable. I walked myself to the operating room and laid on the table. It didn't take long for them to shoot me up with the good stuff and I was out. I secretly wish I could be put to sleep like that every night. Of course the first question I asked when I woke up was how many did they get. And apparantely I kept forgetting I had already asked that because each time I did Robert would laugh at me and say you already asked that. Excuse me! lol.

Ok drum roll please................13 eggs. I'm so pleased with this number. I had this really big fear going in this morning that they would only get a few. I even gave myself a pep talk saying it only takes one. I feel pretty good. Just some minor cramping and bloating. Oh and apparently we had a pretty big earthquake today and I was out for it.

I also had to start my Progesterone shot today. You know the one with the 2" needle. I was so scared. Almost in tears actually. The nurse drew some nice little smiley faces on my butt to guide Robert. He asked if I was ready and this time he didn't hesitate. It went right in. I barely felt it. Thank you Lord! I will be on this shot for the next 2 weeks and possible through my 1st trimester(if applicable). I will get my update tomorrow to see how many fertilized. I'm not going to be able to concentrate on anything else until I get that call. Thanks for all the prayers. They are working.


Faith said...

Wow, 13!!! Congrats! I know what you mean about that anesthesia nice to "get away" for awhile:). Can't wait to hear the update...bfp, here you come:)!

lovey said...

Congrats!!! Great number! I remember waiting for that call... longest day ever! It doesn't end though.... your mind will be occupied for awhile on fertilization reports and all those possible pregnancy symptoms. Try and relax if you can... It's out of your hands and in God's now!

Courtney said...

Woooopie!! Our prayers are totally working! =D 13 eggies is a GREAT number! Your little ones could be growing right this very minute! I'm so excited for you girl! Loving these play-by-play updates too! =)


Amber said...

Wonderful news and I am eagerly awaiting your fertilization report!!! I have a great feeling about this, and so does Paisley!

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