She counted 13 follicles, but they are thinking only 10 will be retrieved that day (read: mature, but not overbaked).
All my girlfriends, plus everyone at work and online has been so super supportive, that I'm getting caught up in everyone else's excitement. I've never been this far in an IVF cycle before, never had this high of a chance, so it IS exciting. Even though I know none could fertilize, none could implant, or we could miscarry (seriously, there is SO much that could go wrong!). Even still, I'm excited for this opportunity, for the odds we have today.
That being said, I am still trying to stay detached and remember that things can change in a moment's notice. I should really re-name my blog. What do you think of this: How do I know what's going on in there? Because that's how I feel most of the time. There's something growing and stretching my skin and poking my bladder so I have to pee every 10 minutes. It's just weird.
So, trigger shot here in a few minutes, and then ER on Wednesday.
In other news, my BFF K (if you're a long time reader, she's my friend who has a 1-year old but has recurrent miscarriages and whose last miscarriage was the week before her birthday in April) is about 8 weeks pregnant. And her progesterone dropped at her appointment on Friday. Doctor called and left her a message at work today to tell her the news, so she didn't get to actually speak to him. She's going on a progesterone supplement (oral) tonight, but is really worried. Everything she's read online says that this is a sign of bad things to come, and she's already had a ton of bad things with all of her miscarriages.
So, I'm worried about her. Not sure what to tell her, and wishing I could be near her to just listen tonight. Seriously?! Hasn't she suffered enough already? Hopefully this is a false alarm and all will be well. But her babies just don't seem to stick and no one can tell her why. If she loses this one, it will be dead baby #3 or 4, I've lost count. And I think its way too much for one poor woman to bear.
Perhaps this is why I can't let my guard down with my own cycle. There are just so many things that could still go wrong. IF is such a raging bitch!