Thursday, December 19, 2013

First egg retrieval = success :)

We had our egg retrieval yesterday.  Despite me being a nervous wreck, the procedure went off without a hitch.

The doctor came out to see me in recovery, and he let me know that they collected 23 eggs!  I was so surprised and overjoyed because I had convinced myself that they wouldn't find anything even though I had seen the follicles with my own eyes on the ultrasounds.  So we took our happy asses home to spend the rest of the day relaxing.  My amazing husband waited on me all day, cooking me soup and fetching me crackers and whatever else I wanted.  He is so good to me (even though he left all the dirty dishes in the sink for me to take care of today).  Even though I felt great when I left the doctor's office, I spent the rest of the day with some pretty bad cramping.  I tried not to get off the couch except to use the bathroom, and even that was pretty damn uncomfortable.

When I woke up this morning, I felt better.  Still, I have tried to spend most of the day sitting down because the cramping is still there.  I had to start my endometrin suppositories and my estradiol supplements today, so they may be partly to blame for the extra discomfort.

Dr. R called today to give me the fertilization report.  Some of the eggs were not yet mature, one was post-mature, and a couple didn't fertilize at all.  However, we now have 13 embryos!  I had so many doubts, and this news made me feel so positive.  He said they will call again Saturday with another update.  Depending on the status of our embryos, they may choose to do a 3-day transfer that day.  But hopefully, they will still be progressing normally and we will get to do a 5-day transfer on Monday.  

Fingers crossed for a Christmas miracle :)


  1. This is wonderful news!! Congrats to you both :)

  2. Wonderful news!! Praying for thsoe embyros and for you guys!

  3. I just stumbled across your blog. You are a week behind me in cycle. I had my retrieval on Dec. 12th with a 3 day transfer on the 15th. I'm now 5dp3dt and waiting waiting waiting for this 2 weeks to be over. I'll be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers for a successful transfer!!

    1. Welcome and thanks for reading! And good luck with your wait. Fingers crossed for us both!