Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Is 5 the magic number?

All in all, I feel good about the way things went today. My RE got 5 eggs - 4 good and mature, and 1 small. So, the small one is our bonus.

I thought they would put me completely under anesthesia for the procedure, but they didn't. I took my valium at 6:15 this AM, arrived at the RE lab at 6:45, and was all gowned up with my booties on by 7:00.

Crazily enough, the most painful part was them putting in my IV. I'm not sure what medication they gave me during the procedure, but I was still kind of lucid... not totally aware, but still able to shift back into my rolly bed after the procedure was all over.

I sighed in relief when they said they got 5, because my biggest concern going into this AM was empty follicles / getting less than 4 to work with. So... I'm putting a check mark in the positive column.

After we were done, we went out for a bite to eat and I treated myself to two specialty pancakes & well done bacon at one of our favorite breakfast places. One carrot cake pancake, and one banana crunch pancake - yummy! Then, VC took me home while I texted an update to my family. He put on my favorite movie to watch when I'm home sick (You've got Mail), and I promptly fell asleep before the opening scene finished playing.

Now we wait to see what fertilizes, and what we have to work with for transfer. Whenever I have some quiet time, I silently pray Hail Mary's and ask for whatever I need fertilized to fertilize. I know all 5 probably won't, and all I want is enough. Enough to have a baby.


  1. I am praying with you for a good fert report.
    VC is taking good care of you.


  2. I've got my crossables crossed for you and will be keeping my eyes out for your fert report. Take good care of eachother.

  3. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. I just started blogging recently and am amazed at how many posts I read and think "I was right there a year ago" or "two years ago." I love to see when things work out for those of us in the trenches together and I have good feelings about you five little friends. Can't wait to find out how things go.

  4. Can't wait to hear your fert report! I'm glad it went well, and that your worries were unfounded. Good Luck, sweetie!