I woke up at 5:45 this morning and immediately started to cry. I was nervous and scared about todays ER and the outcome of this cycle. I told DH that I just don't want to be in a place of despair again with a BFN. I was also nervous about the actual ER since I have not had one since last August.
When we arrived at the clinic DH was taken back to give his sample. We were then called back to the surgery area of the clinic. Everything went really well and as we got closer to ER I became just a little more at ease. When the embryologist came in to verify my name and DOB I told her to take good care of my babies:)
When I woke up from the anesthesia I heard the number: 25 eggs retrieved! Go ovaries! You rock!
I will find out when I go in for ET how many were mature, fertilized and still viable. We are looking at a day 5 transfer on Wednesday. So, for now I have to hope, pray and stay positive that one of these (or two!) will be the ever-elusive golden egg.
When we left the clinic we headed over to pick up my MIL to go out of town for the weekend. We got back to our house, finished loading up our camper and are now at the campground (which is at a casino) with my mom and dad and MIL. All of our camping friends are coming up later today and two of my BILs and SIL will be joining us for the day tomorrow.
I am not that sore, surprisingly. At my last ER in August I had 23 eggs retrieved and I was so sore. Today I just feel sleepy. I am going to lay down for a rest this afternoon. I also have to go back to the clinic on Monday to get my hemoglobin checked for OHSS. My clinic monitors you pretty closely if you have more than 20 eggs retrieved. I also received an extra bag of saline before they unhooked my IV today.
Thank you all for checking on me and wishing me well. It feels so great to have such wonderful people around. You are all the best!