Sunday, May 22, 2011

Retrieval Time

Let me start off by saying that sleep before the night of your retrieval is nonexistent; I woke up at midnight--again at one---two--three and so on; I believe I woke up every hour on the hour. I was so excited and nervous I couldn't even think straight. 

We arrived at the hospital around 7ish in the morning where they checked me in to my labor and delivery room! They started my IV and then I had to wait for about an hour for anesthesia. I honestly did not know what to expect; my follicles just weren't doing what they were supposed to throughout the week so I thought I would be lucky if I came out with 15 retrieved eggs...that hour was like sitting on pins and needles...


At 9:00 they wheeled me back to the egg retrieval room--next thing I know I was waking up; first thing I asked was how many do we have so far '27 and still counting' he says (WOW!!!)


He came back in a little bit later to tell me the final count; they took 38 eggies from me....38! I was shocked; the Dr. was shocked; we were all shocked at how many--and very blessed!! 

After being in recovery for about an hour and a half  we were able to come home; I didn't make it long in the car before I started getting sick (I always get sick after anesthesia, esp. the car ride home) It was the longest 30 minute drive ever...I came straight inside and slept for 4 hours, my sweet husband has been so great taking care of me and checking on me! We are so excited and blessed about todays outcome and it couldn't have been more perfect!

I will get a call tomorrow with the fertilization count; from there is just a waiting and watching game to see how they divide; which will determine if we have transfer on Wednesday or Friday. 

'Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above'

18 comments:

Breanna said...

Oh my gosh Tiffany! What wonderful news! 38 eggs! That is an amazing number! :) Thoughts and prayers are headed your way for sure! Good luck with everything and God bless! :)

MICHELE said...

this is so exciting! I love watching God work His "magic." how all of this is falling into place! prayers and hugs to you!

Jennifer said...

Thank the Lord! This is so exciting!

Ashley said...

What a wonderful number!! Praying for a great fertilization report!

Penny1215 said...

That's amazing!! So proud for you!!!

Tristan Kimerling said...

Wow!! 38 eggs!! Thats awesome! Glad everything went well today! :) Praying for an awesome fertilization report tomorrow for you!

Kristin said...

Wow!! I am just SO excited for you! And so happy and praying so hard that everything goes great from here on out. Nothing would make me happier than to see your dream come true!

twondra said...

Wow!! That's an amazing number! So happy for you!!!

Melody said...

Absolutely incredible! I have tears! I have been really praying for you. I guess, she slower, the better. I just can't imagine this not working for you. So amazing, I see multiples in your future! GREAT news!

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

YAY!!!

Megan said...

Fabulous news!! Praying for you and those eggs!!!

Rosie said...

Great News! Thanks for making me smile today:)You deserve this!

Rachel said...

That's great news. Be sure to drink lots a lots of fluids...

In the next few days you may feel really ucky... take it easy and don't try to do too much...

Ashley said...

38!!! Wow! Praying that the rest of the process goes smoothly and you guys bring home a healthy baby in about 10 months or so. :)

Alicia Nelson said...

That is amazing, I've never heard of anyone that high! Congrats! My prayers are with you for the next step.

Marcie said...

38?!?!?!
That's amazing! Actually I have never heard of anyone having that high of a number!
I am so excited for yall.

kdactyl said...

Wow...that is a great number. I hope you have many that are mature and many that fertilize. I have such hope for you.

Just started following your BLOG recently. We have a son from IVF and a daughter from adopted embryos...so I know how exciting, yet taxing this journey can be.

I will be saying a lot of prayers for you and your embies this week.

kd

Lolly said...

Can't wait, so excited for you both! Praying everything works out well... -Lolly


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