ER booked!

So egg retrieval is on Thursday. It is so strange to be away while this is all going on! But also a relief in a strange way….it just feels right. I am handing over some of the power and I really thought it would be so much harder emotionally than this. I am actually excited, of the possibility of this finally happening. It is actually good to be working so much at the moment as although it is in the back of my head, I am not really thinking too much about it.

They are going to tell me how many eggs they get at retrieval. I am hoping lots and I am hoping we get some good embies! We will know soon! I guess they will tell us embie numbers on Saturday. So exciting! I am only home on Monday, so transfer will either be late Monday or early Tuesday. My first 5 day transfer!!!

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Day 15 – Egg Retrieval

We had Egg Retrieval (ER) this morning. I was hopeful that my right ovary would come through. Unfortunately my left ovary is once again a no show. We were able to retrieve 5 eggs, which is a little lower than our last cycle at 7, but on average over 5 cycles, the result is pretty consistent. I have to stay off the forums where the young chickies post 14-25 eggs…it is just depressing. So now I am home in bed resting and hoping that we have at least three good embies for transfer. Anything lower that 3 is depressing for me. So now we hurry up and wait once more.

Fertilisation report is on thursday. My DH always calls for those results, he knows how to break the news to me so gently. We will most likely have transfer on Friday and my first round of Intralipids. So hold thumbs that we make it to ET with at least 3 embies.

Day 12 – Trigger is not just a horse

I had my Day 12 scan and my follies were around 17mm, so one more Menopur injection tonight. I trigger tomorrow night for retrieval on Tuesday morning. I love it when they give me the Ovidrel because it means I am almost done shots…yipeeee! It appeared that I had lots of follies, but I never count on their numbers to determine my egg count as you never know. The FS was unable to see my left ovary again….no surprise there, but he told me that once I am sedated at ER they are able to move me around and prod harder. So hopefully my left ovary will show up this time. I hate to think of all the potential eggs that go to waste if they can only retrieve from one ovary.

So here’s to Tuesday and lots of eggies.