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Egg Retrieval, Whoopie Pies and Sushi

IVF #2 Update

Egg Retrieval was on Friday.  I had a bad night of sleeping probably because my estrogen was so high so I was awake at 2am the morning of.  We ended up leaving early to beat the traffic and hung out in a Starbucks as my stomach growled waiting for 8:30am.  I was the only retrieval that day so I got right in.  We sat around for about an hour while we waited to talk to the Dr. and anesthesiologist, get the I.V. in and some antibiotics.  Once I woke up they let me know I had 10 eggs retrieved.  I was a bit surprised by this and was confused since I had so many follicles. I guess they were not all mature yet and some may have been empty.

The nurse called Saturday morning to tell me of the 10 eggs that all 10 were mature and 9 of those were fertilized using ICSI.  I was very happy with those numbers.  Our clinic recently changed their protocol on 3 and 5 day transfers so I am praying that we get to do a 5 day transfer.  They will call this afternoon to let us know how the embryos are looking and what day we will be doing the transfer.

Snack and Dinner

On the day of the retrieval I had a nice salad for lunch but I was still hungry.  I had gone 20 hours without eating because of the anesthesia and I never go that long.  On our way home from shopping we stopped by Swan Chocolates and look what I found.  A Whoopie Pie Cupcake!  I am obsessed with Whoopie Pies they are my absolute favorite.  It was delish and I deserved it after the long morning we had!

For dinner I decided to get my last bit of sushi in before I GET pregnant and I will get pregnant!  Third time is the charm right?!?  Well that is what we keep telling ourselves.  This time HAS to work.  Everything just feels right.  The sushi was so good.  How I will miss it when I get knocked up!

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Trigger Shot Last Night…..Retrieval tomorrow!

IVF #2 Update

I was extremely disappointed on Tues when the growth of my follicles only went from 12.6 to 13.3 but then yesterday morning I went in and the largest one was at 17.2!!!  Yesterdays ultrasound showed 18 on my right and 10 on my left ovary.  When the tech left the room I snapped shots of the results.  The number on the far right are the actual sizes of the follicles!

I am feeling pretty good for having a lot of follicles and for not sleeping well the past two nights.  I still managed yoga last night with my sister and did some cardio this morning.  Tomorrow I won’t workout but I will see how I feel Saturday.  I am obsessed with hitting the gym early Saturday and Sunday mornings because I have the place to myself and have the best workouts!  I will listen to my body and see how I feel though.

Doug gave me the trigger shot last night at 9:30pm so retrieval will be tomorrow at 9:30am!  After the shot I couldn’t sleep and was feeling quite anxious.  The squirrels were running around in my head like crazy.  Thinking about everything that is going on in the next week or so.  Anyone have any good ideas for sleeping better when a lot is going on in life?  I could use them!