I was told on Monday that I would not get a call on the day of retrieval. This caused me quite a bit of anxiety. After all the waiting and ups and downs these past few weeks, don't they realize how frantic I am to find out how many eggs are retrieved? Either they don't, or the don't care, but they were true to their word, no call.
I was able to get a quick, early dinner with Trevor before he headed out of town on Monday night. It certainly was strange to send him off to Denver while I stayed behind. He's been a champ this past month. It has not been easy on him giving up allergy medicine, alcohol and his beloved mocha lattes. But he never complained. Not once.
His appointment at CCRM was at 9 am yesterday. He was in and out pretty quickly and I made him recount every single detail (much to his delight...he spared nothing and even provided a few pics of the "room", funny guy). He was also in charge of packaging together the gift we had for Goose. Here's the one photo that I'll share, since I'm quite certain none of you care about what kind of magazines CCRM keeps on hand in the special "boy" room.
Love this man. What he does for us and for me on a daily basis reminds me how lucky I am.
I have to thank Danielle, a former infertile that beat the odds and welcomed her son last week, that has not only been a fabulous friend but also helped to create a custom designed necklace that spoke to the connection that we will always feel for our Goose. She created the perfect gift that was personal and one of a kind. Thank you, dear friend and most of all CONGRATS on your little man!! She lurks among a lot of our blogs and some of you may have seen comments from her. She's a keeper and if any of you are ever interested in checking out her fabulous handmade jewelry creations, Finding Felicity, I highly recommend it!
Writing my letter was one of the hardest parts of all of this. How in the world do you thank a woman for giving you a chance at a child? It was not an easy thing to express. I'm happy with how it turned out and I hope it means as much to her, as it did to me to write it.
I also want to thank my bestie, Jill for lunch yesterday. She knew I was in need of a distraction, and boy, did I! No question, I'd be in a padded room without her love and support!
Not to mention, the cupcake for dessert really hit the spot!
I received my phone call from the lab this morning and it was pretty, darn good news.
18 eggs retrieved
15 eggs mature
9 fertilized normally
3 are still being watched
Dr. G was the doctor that did the egg retrieval yesterday and he said she did really well. Now we just hope and pray and do lots of dances to the embryo fairies that those 9 are great quality and maybe even those 3 stragglers can still fertilize.
They will next check the embryos on Friday and call me with an update. It was surreal getting that call...it was a first and it gave me hope.
Thank you everyone for all your sweet comments and prayers during this crazy week!
That is amazing news! What good numbers! 9 fertilized and 3 more being watched!!!!?? So happy for you. Keep spreading the hope. It's contagious. Praying, as always!ReplyDelete
Thank you!! I'm hoping for the good news to continue and from here on out just have to worry about getting my body in tip-top shape!Delete
You are so sweet to continue to support and cheer me on while going through your own difficult times. Big, big hugs to you for that.
Everyone I follow gives me nothing but hope. Hope is what heals. Hope is what makes my heart beat. I wouldn't have it any other way. You my friend truly deserve nothing but a "happily ever after".Delete
As do you...xoxoDelete
Fantastic progress and news! You guys are half way there! Woo hoo!ReplyDelete
Thank you!! I hope so. Just gotta get my body in fighting shape to house one of these little munchkins!Delete
My dear friend, I am beyond thrilled for you!!! This is the best news ever. I am so honored to be a part of your special gift to Goose. I will be following you on this journey every step of the way, just as you supported me during mine. I can't thank you enough -- that kind of support is priceless. XOXOReplyDelete
Oh awesome! That is sooo encouraging! Yay, Suzanne, so excited for you!ReplyDelete
Who hoo! Yay for uncharted territory! I'm so relieved to hear that there are lots of healthy eggs and that they are fertilizing successfully. Hope you and Trevor get to celebrate the good news tonight! Much love my friend!ReplyDelete
Awesome news! So glad to read the update! Such a blessing to have such a sweet hubby - It would be much harder to get through the hard days otherwise!!! How sweet are you for sending goose a gift - I love it!ReplyDelete
This is great!!! 9 fertilized eggs is great news, and who knows maybe you will even get a few more.ReplyDelete
I will definitely be sending you lots of good vibes, but I really do have a good feeling about this time :)
Wow. wow. wow. SO much to comment on. First, what an amazing hubby - I mean, he even took pictures for you - that is seriously the sweetest thing. And he did SUCH a great job of packaging the gift for Goose :) Such a keeper!!! I can only imagine how perfect your letter to Goose is. Just from your blog posts and e-mails, I'm always in awe of your beautiful, heart-felt writing. I'm sure she will appreciate everything that you had to say. And finally, WOOHOO on that fertilization and egg report, lady!!! Yay!!! XOXOReplyDelete
Glad you put your faith in Goose. See! You are rewarded. That's a great report so far. 15 mature eggs is no small potatoes. I'm hoping for a nice basket of blastocysts in a few days for you :)ReplyDelete
This news makes me SO happy!!!!! C'mon embies, divide and flourish! (And your pic makes me want more cupcakes.) xoxoReplyDelete
I think your Goose dun got cooked! Wowzers! Those are amazing numbers. I will be doing some cheers for your uterus that it is getting ready to house those beautiful embryos. It's baby makin' time sista!ReplyDelete
Yay!! Wonderful new! Love the idea of a necklace! Such a thoughtful gift!!ReplyDelete
This is amazing news and I'm so happy for you both, you deserve this so very much. Continuing to pray for you!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic news! Grow embies grow!ReplyDelete
I also had to laugh at your husband sending you pics of the 'boy room!' Mine does the same! Ha!Delete
wooooo hooo! That is AWESOME!! those were our numbers on our successful cycle!! I'm so pumped for you and your husband sounds like a gem too! We are blessed :)ReplyDelete
Great, great news...I am so happy for you!! Woot! Woot! Grow embies Grow!ReplyDelete
That is so awesome, everything is right on track!!! I LOVED that your hubby sent you pics of the "boy room", I could so see mine doing the same thing :) Men can be so funny sometimes lol. Praying that those little embies keep growing!ReplyDelete
Yay! Yay! Hubby is so cute with his package. I'm am so happy for your great fert report. This is all coming together for you! I'm so happy for you.ReplyDelete