and then there were ten

15 Apr

i went into my egg retrieval this morning with reasonable expectations. 7 follicles were observed on my last ultrasound. well there were more but they were smaller. so of course the expectation was 7 or fewer. the RE talked to m and i a bit about how quality was more important than quantity and that we shouldn’t worry if there were only a few. the procedure itself was fine as far as i know. quickly after having my iv put in i was out. and when i woke up m told me there were actually TEN retrieved. 10. wohoo! of course this isn’t a measure of quality but the more there are the greater the chances. i can only imagine that the strong swimmers were icsi’d into the follicles and they are happily dividing as i type. status report on friday. an actual digestible amount of waiting time.

so for now i am resting up. some non-stop nausea. a bit of pain. but in the end i am excited. every step feels like a step forward.


3 Responses to “and then there were ten”

  1. lis 6 ThuUTC2010-04-15T05:41:05+00:00UTC04bUTCThu, 15 Apr 2010 05:41:05 +0000 2009 at 5:41 AM #

    WOOHOOOOOO! TEN is awesome and i can’t tell you how glad i am that you were put under! i was too but i heard some horror stories about people being awake-ouch! and yes you are moving forward quickly…crossing my fingers for a great fert report and a quick three days! xoxo ❤

  2. lis 6 SunUTC2010-04-18T07:24:45+00:00UTC04bUTCSun, 18 Apr 2010 07:24:45 +0000 2009 at 7:24 AM #

    just wanted you to know that im still thinking of you and hoping it’s all going well


  3. Allison 6 SunUTC2010-04-18T07:25:04+00:00UTC04bUTCSun, 18 Apr 2010 07:25:04 +0000 2009 at 7:25 AM #

    10 is great — good luck on your transfer and lots of baby dust!!!!!!

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