Egg Retrieval, Check!

October 30, 2012

First of, thank you so much to all of you who prayed for Darren and I.  This morning I woke up with a deeper peace and less fear.

We hit crazy traffic there (there was a wreck on the bridge) and I tried to remain calm, but the trigger shot was taken at exactly 9:00 and I wanted to be there on time.  Darren stopped at Starbucks in hopes of giving his sperm one last boost.

The anesthesiologist was very nice and everything went smooth.  I was awake but don't remember a lot of it.  I do remember a few times feeling a little pain, but nothing bad.  It was over before I knew it and she retrieved 22 eggs which is great!  Of course they won't all get fertilized, but I'm hoping for 6 frozen at the end of it. When the RE announced it was over, I guess I asked Darren if "I get a prize" and they all laughed.  I deserve a prize!  After recovery, they rolled me away in a wheel chair.  Here are some post surgery shots, do I look tough? :)

If I get bad OHSS, then I may never do an egg retrieval again.  I didn't feel nauseous, just foggy.

We went downstairs to get the evil progesterone in oil shots and headed up.  I only had one moment of bad sharp pain when I got up to go to the bathroom, but the quickly took an Oxycontin and it left.

I'm really scared of OHSS hitting (if it does, it should come by this weekend), but I'm going to continue to pray and hope that it's only mild.  In the meantime, I'm drinking lots of Gatorade (gross) which is supposed to help.

It's SO CRAZY to think that today is the day we conceive!  The embryologist is at work (with God guiding his hands), as I type. 


  1. Praying your little embryo babies grow!!!

  2. I just wanted to drop in as I found you through another IF blog on here. My husband and I have been TTC for nearly two years now, with no luck. We are going to the specialist in 13 days and I couldn't be more thankful or excited. I am looking forward to reading about your journey, and will be praying that you receive your blessing through this cycle of IVF. I can't wait to read an update :)


    1. Hi Megan!

      How exciting about the specialist! It's a good feeling to know you are taking action and moving forward with the steps needed to become a parent. Thanks for the prayers!! I'll add you guys to my prayer list!! :)

  3. Have you ever heard of a 'push present'? Some mommies get them after having a baby.
    I tell my husband often what I want for a 'pincushion present' because us ladies who have been through IVF deserve a prize/present! ;)
    Just a thought my love. ;) My 'pincushion presents' have been everything from dinner, a necklace, to a puppy (when our first IVF failed). lol


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