Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two

Left home at the crack of dawn. A few flurries in the air. Easy subway ride at that hour. Busy, but not crowded, and no delays. Called Donor Daddy when I got out of the subway. We arrived at the clinics building at the same time, so walked in together like the couple we're pretending to be. We rode up the elevator with the receptionist, so I was the first retrieval of the day. DD had to sign and initial the hundred or so spots on the consent forms. The consent forms for freezing seemed silly for us. Even if I had a ton of follies, and made a ton of embies, at my age everything would be transferred. I really think the only chance for me to wind up with multiples with my own crusty eggs would be if one split. (Yikes! For some reason, the idea of identicals freaks me out.)

I was taken back for retrieval and DD was taken to do his thing. As I'm changing into the gown, he called me twice with questions while filling out yet another form. (He couldn't remember what year I was born. My birthday he remembers because it's his parents' wedding anniversary.) "Hey, I'm trying to get naked here!"

Retrieval was uneventful. We got 2 eggs. All I can do now is hope for a good fertilization report tomorrow. Then, hopefully, we have something to transfer on Sunday. Waiting around in recovery was just boring. No problems afterwards. DD got me some food to bring home and put me in a taxi.

So, for the rest of the day I ate, napped and snuggled my kitties. Some pain, but no big deal. Peeing a lot, despite eating salty foods to draw the fluid from the empty follies. (Thanks to the internets for that tip.) Maybe my swollen ovary is pressing on my bladder.

So, overall, okay. I wish we'd gotten more, but my poor old ovaries did their best.

17 comments:

Brenda said...

Two is not a bad number :) Zero is a bad number. You're right, if your two eggs fertilize and divide well--you are on you way! Keeping my fingers crossed for you :)

Laura said...

Wishing you the best!

Jen said...

I've got my fingers crossed!

Virginia said...

congrats on your uneventful day! Rest up buttercup.

Meg said...

I hope those eggs and sperm are messing around in the back seat of the petri dish right now!

Michelle said...

Im crossing everything. Oh I so hope everything goes well for you!

battynurse said...

Hoping like crazy that your 2 eggs both fertilize and do fantastically well. Everything crossed for you.

angrycanrn said...

Hope for the best is all you can do. Keeping my fingers crossed for you in the cold, snowy north.

Sending warm and comforting thoughts.

bleu said...

Sending lots of fertilization love your way!!!

InfertileMadWoman said...

Ha... it only takes one!!!

Sorry had to do it!! Glad all went well, and you are home safe and sound!!!

Hang in there sweetie!!!

Hugs

Cassandra said...

Good work!

Take it easy...

musicmakermomma said...

Good luck! Two is awesome - hoping for the best. Sending good vibes to the embies!

Billy said...

Will be crossing my hands for you!

Billy said...

ooops, crossing my fingers of course... (that what happens when trying hard to remember that the expression is crossing, and not holding as we say in hebrew...)

And as Brenda said, two is better than nothing!

Deb said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

emilythehopeless said...

good luck!

ICLW

Aunt Becky said...

I think 2 is lovely. I'm hoping for a great fert report today.