Monday, December 10, 2007

The Day After

Update: Of the 23 eggs retrieved, 14 were mature. Of the 14 mature eggs, 12 fertilized! We have 12 embryos. Now, on to the next phase, which is hoping that they stick around 'til day 3 and then, do we even dare to dream of a day 5 blast transfer?!?! We get our next update on Wednesday (day 3) morning by 10 AM. If we are a go for transfer that day, then we are on for 1 PM. If not, then we are on for Friday morning! Keep those prayers coming and fingers crossed!!!!!

Sorry for the brevity of yesterday's post. I was pretty sore and definitely groggy and drugged. I spent most of the day sleeping or half-watching cheesy Lifetime Christmas movies. Oh, and eating. I was pretty thirsty and hungry. Per the discharge instructions, I drank a huge bottle of gatorade and several bottles of water. My husband is not much of a cook, so I also ate a lot of frozen pizza, mini corn dogs, and tater tots. Not the best diet, especially when a person has gained a few pounds from three plus weeks of fertility meds, but it tasted pretty darn good.

The spotting has slowed to pink staining, although I notice that if I am more active, I get more spots. I took today off from work as I wasn't sure how I would feel. I definitely am better than yesterday, but I am still pretty sore and even a bit "hung over" feeling from the medications. I think me and my ovaries deserve another day of rest.

Of course, I am on pins and needles waiting for the fertilization report. I will post back when I know anything, since they also feel that they can tell me a Wednesday or Friday transfer depending on the results. Let's keep fingers crossed for some beautiful embryos and a five day (Friday) transfer.

Also, my new favorite nurse told us that we should celebrate the fertility report with a glass of wine. I was a little startled, seeing as they make a big deal about no alcohol from the time you start Lupron. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I am really looking foward to a nice glass of my favorite wine tonight. Hopefully, it will be the last wine that I have for a long time (9 months, plus breastfeeding). Hoping, hoping, hoping.

Have a good day!

21 comments:

Kim said...
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Kim said...

I've been thinking of you... I'm crossing everything that you get a great report back soon.

Melissa said...

YOU have a GREAT day! So glad to hear such a great report from you. Fingers crossed for a wonderful week ending with a PERFECT transfer. :)

Searching said...

Glad you checked in! Can't wait to see what wonderful things the rest of the week holds!!

jennifercarol said...

I'm so glad that the retrieval went well. I'm keeping everything crossed to assure the bestest of fertilization reports, a Friday transfer, and a positive beta on Christmas Eve!

JJ said...

Take it easy! Enjoy all those life.time movies;) Cant wait for the fert report!

BrownEyedGirl said...

Hoping for a great fert report!!Enjoy your wine!! And hoping for a 5 day transfer for you!

Fertilize Me said...

Excellent Fert report! You h ave a glass of that celebration wine! Saying good thoughts for those embies.

Polka Dot said...

great news! I'll be praying they all make it to day 5!

Samantha said...

Everything sounds excellent. Great fert report, and I'm glad you're feeling better as well.

chicklet said...

Holy shite, you are a crazy egg producer! Woohoo for you!

Geohde said...

Good luck with everything. Now is a great time to have a drinky :)

You've got a great number of potential Rugrats there!

J

alison said...

Hiiiiii!! I'm just getting caught up! Sounds like things are looking great! Can't wait to hear Wednesday's report. All fingers and toes crossed!

Debby said...

Cheers!! Enjoy every bit of this last glass of wine cause I think good things are in store for you!!

Von said...

Holy S--T, that is great great news. 12 of them, wow.
Throw that booze down your neck asap as you're not going to be allowed anymore in the coming months.

Tracy said...

Such a great report!!!! I hope you're feeling better soon.

Here's hoping for a 5 day transfer and the continued development of those lovely embies!

Kim said...

woo hoooo!! way to grow!!

Chris said...

Wonderful news and a glass of wine! What more could a gal ask for?!?!?

Keep resting, and enjoy it!

Missy said...

I'm keeping everything crossed for you that I have to type this with my nose. Just kidding, but I do have my fingers crossed that your transfer goes well. What a great Christmas gift that would be. :)

Searching said...

How exciting!!!

manda (reproductively speaking) said...

Fingers totally crossed!!