Wednesday, July 30, 2008

T & A + 8

Well, we had our egg retrieval this morning, and Dr. VW was able to retreive 8 fabulous little eggs. Okay, I admit, I won't know how truly fabulous they are until tomorrow when we know how many fertilized, but for today, they can be fabulous.

I am not allowing superstitions to seep into my being. Although it does make me tempted to freak out when I have to go #2, sneeze, or do anything else that involves abdominal muscles. For some reason, that makes me feel weary, like something's getting pushed out. But if I was going to be superstitious, I would choose to believe that 8 will be a lucky number for us, just because we so enjoy Jon & Kate Plus 8! And now we have 8 eggs of our own!

I tried not to worry about the procedure going in, and I'm glad I didn't because it was truly no big deal. I understand that not all clinics are as fabulous as mine in this regard, but we do get to go to a surgery center and be knocked out. And they have one single nurse who takes care of all the IVF patients. She was very informative and friendly. Everyone was friendly. It was like my day to be pampered or something!

I woke up about 45 minutes later, a little sleepy, and a little crampy, but less cramps than I normally have with AF. These cramps, so far, are even less than I've had with my IUI's (I have cramps after inseminations). So, I'm feeling pretty good.

DH is home with me today, he's working in the dining room. I've even taken a couple of calls for work - with my laptop here, I can look at people's computer screens and help them, which never ceases to amaze me or them.

All in all a positive experience. Now, I just need to find something to distract me until 11am tomorrow when I can call for our fertilization report. Wish us luck!


G said...

YAY, one more step forward!

There's something about being knocked out that I love... It's like when you were a little kid and you were excited about something. So you would be like, if I hurry up and go to sleep, when I wake up it (Christmas, vacation, etc) will be here. Except in the knock out process you don't have to toss and turn :)

PJ said...

Glad it went well!!! It sounds easier than I'd imagined. Hopefully I'll make it that far this time.

Hoping for a great fertilization report for you!

Penny said...

Ooh! Good luck!

Aunt Becky said...

Hooray! Great news!

Katie said...

Yes, we will 2ww together-- my beta is the 12th.

Waiting for those darn fert reports is the worst/most exciting part of the process.

Can't wait to see what happens! Good luck!!!!!

Sweetpea said...

It's nice to be sleeping through the procedure, isn't it. Eight sounds good and I'm hoping you'll get a good fert report soon. Waiting for that phone call is such torture. Keep yourself occupied. Good luck!