Monday, January 30, 2012

Houston, We Have Lift-off

You see these feet? These belong to someone who lived through retrieval this morning!

I won't bore you with all the details but it went very smoothly. The nurse was incredibly nice and got my IV in with no trouble at all.

When I woke up, I was given a slip of paper that said they had retrieved...23. 23 eggs. For serious!

At trigger, my estrogen was at about 1,900. Well into the safe zone. But, with 23 eggs, I won't lie: I'm worried about OHSS.  So, I'll drink some Gatorade and eat lots of protein and hope for the best.

In the meantime, I got a yummy treat delivery from a close friend that shall be known as Angel. Truly, that is what she is to bring me peanut butter chocolate cupcakes this afternoon.

His Royal Fabulousness is a perfect Florence Nightengale and held my hand through almost the whole thing. While he waited, he got to enjoy this view from the clinic's windows:

Now, we wait to heart about fertilization results and whether we will have a 3 or 5 day transfer. For now, enjoying what's left of my buzz and making love to my heating pad, while wearing the socks that Kayla got me!

29 comments:

  1. Fantastic numbers, wow! I am so happy that everything went smoothly and hoping for a wonderful report.

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  2. So glad to hear that everything went smoothly, and I'm thrilled to hear that you got 23 eggs! Rest up, and feel better soon.

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  3. 23! That's awesome! So glad it all went well, and can't wait to hear the fert report!

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  4. Great number!!! Happy to hear it went smoothly!

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  5. That is an amazing number! Wow! Hopefully most of them are mature and fertilize nicely.
    The hard part is over (medically) and now it's out of your hands. So sit back and relax as much as you can!

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  6. For some reason I want to say the cheesiest thing ever, so I will.

    EGGTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok, I'm done being a douche now. Congratulations on tons of eggs!! That's wonderful. I really hope OHSS stays far, far away from you. Can't wait for the fertilization report!

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  7. Congrats on the smooth retrieval! So eggciting!!! Nice solid number too.

    Tee
    InfertiliTEE2.bligspot.com

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  8. Whoo-hoo! I'm so glad everything went smoothly! And 23 is a KICK ASS number! Yay! Now I'm off to think some good fertilization thoughts for you.

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    1. Oh, and non-OHSS thoughts too.

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  9. Thats a good number for retrieval. Wow whee 23! Here is hoping you have great fert numbers and those babies grow grow grow!!!

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  10. 23?! That's awesome! Hope you are resting and relaxing and get a great fert report tomorrow.

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  11. Woot, woot! 23 is a fabulous number! I'm so glad ER went so smoothly. Now, fertilize little eggies!

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  12. HOLY MOLY! That is an amazing number. Congratulations! Here's to hoping fertilization and implantation happen at such equally awesome rates!

    My doc says to avoid sugar post trigger shot as a way to minimize OHSS. Sorry, I know you have awesome cupcakes waiting.

    I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for all good news. YEAH!!!

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  13. Wow 23 eggs! That is outstanding. May you get many embabies from them. Good Luck!

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  14. YAY! 23 is GREAT! Looking forward to the fertilization results!

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  15. Thanks everyone! Have I mentioned I can feel my ovaries when I breathe too hard?

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  16. Congrats!!! All sounds great, and sounds like you are in the clear for ohss. If they're not warning you you can prob eat that cupcake :). Good job!!!

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  17. HRF!!! I'm so proud of you, champ. Such fabulous numbers and news :)

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  18. *Does the happy egg dance* Way to go! I am so excited for you! Hopefully those eggs are nice and snug dividing away right now! EEEP!

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  19. Yeah girl! You are so strong and wonderful! :) I am so happy for you. And woo hoo for cupcakes! :) xoxo

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  20. Holy eggs, batman!!! 23 little chances!!!!! I'm sending you lots of happy fertilization thoughts and Anti OHSS!!! Xoxo

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  21. Yay!!!! So happy for you...fingers crossed for no OHSS.

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  22. 23 is fantastic!!! So glad it all went well.

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  23. Wow, 23 eggs! I'm jealous ;-) No, I'm happy for you. Fingers crossed for great fertilization and no OHSS.
    Oh, btw: I read somewhere (maybe in "Navigating the Land of IF") that cooling pads are much better than heating pads after retrieval - especially when you're worried about OHSS. Also, baths in water that has body-temperature are also supposed to be good.

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