Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lucky number 7!?!?

The egg retrieval went well this morning.  I had to be there by 9am and we ended up a stop and shop right down the road at 8am.  We just wanted to make sure we had plenty of time.  I bought pineapple to help my endometrial lining and gatorade because that is suppose to help you rehydrate better than water after an egg retrieval.  We then went to the office to have the procedure done and it started off a little painful.  It took 4 tries to get an IV in.  My right hand had a giant lump in it by the time they were done.  Finally I went in to get the procedure done and I remember looking up at the ceiling tiles and they started to move which freaked me out a little bit.  They told me to stop looking at it and just close my eyes but those tiles just looked weird and then I was out.  When I woke up I was in the fetal position in a lot of pain.  I remember Dr. Hill telling me we got 7 eggs and I think I started to cry because I thought I had way more and I was hoping for double digets.  He said it was great and my body responded well to the drugs when we upped it.
I really hope I have enough to implant 2 and have some to freeze. I guess it is about quality not quantity.  I do have to remember that I have made it this far and I should be thankful but it is hard.   So Nate and I are just watching movies all day and I am still in some pain but it is getting better.   


  1. Awesome news!! So what's the next step?

  2. They fertilize over the next couple of days and then they put them back in and hope they implant and grow!