Retrieval complete!


Last night I had my “final” meal of salted caramel frozen yogurt and Reese’s peanut butter cups. I know, not totally healthy, but totally yummy! I chugged 2 glasses of water before bed, did a vaginal steam and visualized my healthy, happy embryos and a receptive uterus!

I woke up at 545, put on my “comfy clothes”, washed my face and brushed my teeth. We got to the office at around 620, and no one was there. A nurse came to get us- her name was Dory like from finding nemo : ) And we went back to the room. She went over the protocol, reviewed that I had 14 mature eggs on my last ultrasound and talked about the anesthesia protocol. Then the doctor came in and said this retrieval should be a “slam dunk”. I asked him how many he had done and he replied, “Thousands. At this point I’ve stopped counting”. Cocky, yes, but it made me feel good. Then I had one last bathroom stop, laid down on the table for anesthesia and woke up in the recovery room. All was well and they got 14 eggs! So exciting!!! We are hoping for great fertilization reports and look forward to the phone call on Saturday.

My recovery is going well- the ride home was a bit bumpy, but not bad. I have had 2 gatorades, 3 glasses of water, chiptole, and a mcflurry. Again, not the healthiest, but nice. I also watched all of season 6 of Mad Men today- woah! Holy crazy ending! I don’t feel too crampy- I’m just on 2 extra strength Tylenol every 6 hours and a heating pad. I can walk normally, do stairs, etc. I REALLY want to get out of my house, but I guess that will happen tomorrow.

All in all- this was not that bad. I’m happy to be done with shots and anticipation and look forward to the fertilization report to come in.

Now I’m thinking: Healthy, receptive lining and GROW EMBIES GROW!!!

Keep sending prayers our way : )


2 thoughts on “Retrieval complete!

  1. Prayers being sent your way! And I have always wanted to see Mad Men! Waiting for it to move to the “free” list on Amazon Prime, HA! Continuing to be your biggest cheerleader!!! Xox!

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