Friday, July 11, 2008

Eggs come in dozens, right?

After getting up at 4:45 (yes, you read that right) for our egg retrieval we arrived in Houston bright and early... too early for our liking! I'm pretty sure that we were the first people there other than the security guard, but at least he was friendly. This was our first time at this actual clinic since all of our other retrievals have been at the Tom.ball Hospital. We were definitely the first patients there and there wasn't even anyone in the front to check us in so we just sat and waited. About 10 minutes later the nurse peeked out and called us back. We got checked in, signed all the papers, did the usual checks, changed into the gown and lovely footies, and got ready for the IVF. The nurse was very sweet and got the IV on the first try... unfortunately it blew almost immediately. Good news is the 2nd try stuck. Since the practice we use has gotten so big there are 3 REs we have never met, one of those would perform the ER today. Turns out this RE is super nice (just as our regular RE is), but is like 25... ok, really in his early 30s, but boy is he young!

I won't go into all the details of the ER, but I've said it before and it is my least favorite part of IVF. This time wasn't so bad (although I would like this to work and not have to go through it again!) and just so happens to be the best outcome so far. When Dr. Young (a.k.a. real name not used here) came out to talk to Jeff we were at a count of 12 with one vial still to go, so that number could have gone up. They are supposed to call tomorrow with a fertilization report and then I'll have my transfer on the 14th or the 16th.

So far, so good, thanks for the prayers! Now we just need our eggs to fertilize and grow, but I have faith all will be fine... trust in the Lord!

***I am grateful for:
1) a smooth ER
2) a good clinic
3) my husband who is always by my side
4) peace
5) faith


Rooney's Little Musings said...

I've been praying, and will continue to do so.

It's really hard when you start to notice your doctors being as young (or younger) than you are. I had that happen a couple weeks ago!

Stephanie said...

Wow - what an AWESOME number. Praise God for that wonderful news. Come on eggs!