Monday, May 7, 2012

How Many Eggs Are In My Basket?

I know EVERYONE is anxiously awaiting what happened this morning!  Right?  Well, we did go in this morning and it is the coolest thing ever to be knocked out and wake up the next second and have no idea that time has passed and something invasive has been performed--but you didn't have to feel it!  In the end, they were able to get 15 eggs out of me.  I was a little disappointed with the number since we got 22 the first time.  However, after speaking with the doctor I feel a lot better about the number.  Typically women "my age" usually get 10-12 eggs retrieved.  I am learning that a higher number of eggs doesn't necessarily mean the cycle is better-the more eggs you have the lesser quality they are.  So, 15 is good enough for me.  We will find out in the morning how many fertilized and how many eggs matured.  That is big news for us.  Then we will determine, as they watch them grow, whether to do a 3 or 5 day transfer.

As for the emotions of the day...I am pretty sure I was doing some pretty funny things when I came out of my anesthesia.  I have been having some pretty serious cramping all day but that's probably largely due to the fact that I wasn't on bed rest like I was supposed to be.  I am still pretty achy down under.  Jake and I got to go see the Chicago Temple, which is gorgeous, we went to Wrigley Field, and then wasted $13 on parking (YES, PARKING!) only to find out that the Hancock Tower costs $15 each to go up on an elevator.  We chose not to do it.  What a WASTE!  Jake is on his way back to ABQ and it took me almost 2 hours to drive about 50 miles back to my hotel in all the traffic.  Oh well!  I also learned tonight that going to dinner by yourself is not only embarrassing, but no one expects you to be on your own so they don't serve you until you finally tell them you've been sitting there for 20 minutes without service.  Thank heavens for Kindle's so I can at least look a little occupied while just trying not to be embarrassed to be on my own.

More to come tomorrow...

5 comments:

Zane and Cami said...

Oh I am so glad everything has gone so well thus far!!! We are sure thinking of you. Much love!!!

The Child Family said...

I'm glad all went well- did they take all 15 eggs to "shake hands" with Jake's spermies? Or are they only doing a few at a time?
How many are you going to put back in- I mean, let's pretend like 8 fertilize well, would you do 2, 3, 4, more????
Do you have the option to freeze ones that get fertilized that you don't have implanted?
Sorry lots of questions- rest well tonight, and I can't wait to hear how tomorrow goes

The Frosts said...

Yeah! So excited about this update. I'm reading every day and praying/crossing my fingers for you guys. Hope everything goes great tomorrow!

Josh, Dagmar, Sofia, Lilian, Jasper and Espen Jewkes said...

Hi, so glad I got to talk to you today and that things went well, 15 is as perfect as can be! I am soooooooooooooooooo sorry about the Hancock tower, that was not the case when we were there, it was free if you would go to the restaurant, which is like 1 floor below the other. So sorry I didn't explain right. I didn't think about traffic either, never gone to Gurnee in the afternoon/evening, sorry, chicago traffic stinks. Anyway, so excited to learn how well the fertilization and growth goes the next few days. Stand up for yourself if you have fewer than 8 on Thursday! Last 2 times I had either 5 or 6 on day 3 and they went to day 5. Someone asked if you would put 2,3,4 in, I doubt he will put more than 2, especially on day 5. Thanks for the blogging on this, so good to read the details! Love, Dagmar

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

Yay for 15! That is awesome!! I hope that they can get a lot of them fertilized. I'm excited to hear about tomorrow!! Good luck. WIsh I was there with you to relax and go to dinner as your date :)