Retrieval and Fert Report

What a couple of days… Ginger was here Tuesday night and we got up early to head to the clinic. Ginger was getting nervous and I was feeling awful for her. I felt like it was all my fault and I just wanted to make it all better. Fortunately once the nurse started the IV and got everything going it all went quickly. The whole thing only took about 30 minutes and when I went into recovery Ginger was ready to go home – well, she wasn’t really but she thought she was 🙂 The nurse had told us 3 hours total and damned if we weren’t out of there in 2 hours and 55 minutes. They must do this a lot. Ha.

Ginger and I came home and somehow I was more tired than she was (I didn’t sleep well the night before). But we hung out, ate lunch and then we both took naps.

We knew when we left that we had 24 eggs and they would call Thursday morning with the fertilization report. So I stared at the phone all morning and sure enough, it rang. (That has never worked before by the way.) 14 eggs fertilized. That’s fourteen as in 10+4, more than enough, PLENTY. And they will call again tomorrow to discuss plans for Saturday or Monday transfer.

It’s a strange feeling that there are 14 embryos out there waiting for us. It’s like we have 15 kids now. Except that 14 of them are very low maintenance. Since we are only transfering 1, we have all agreed that the remaining embryos will be donated for research (or destroyed if that’s not possible). It’s kind of cool that our embryos could help cure diseases.

So now we wait for transfer day. And then we wait for beta (well, positive HPTs then beta :). And then we wait for the first u/s. More waiting. But somehow it’s really going quickly. The next 9 months will probably fly!


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