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!