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!