At exactly 1:50am Sunday morning, I took my trigger shot. MBL got up with me to offer moral support. Our clinic had us use Nov.arel, but had me inject it subcutaneously rather than intramuscularly. I think it hurt more than if I had done it in my backside and I have a nice bruise from it, but it's all for a good cause! Anyways, yesterday we hung out at my parents house. We just love them and it's so nice to be here to spend time with them. I made lunch-fried green tomatoes-and then my mom, my sister, MBL, and I headed to IKE.A. The closest one to MBL and I is two hours away, so shopping there is always a treat! My mom and my sister were both surprised (okay, maybe a bit annoyed) at how long it took us to wander the store... but, it's a huge place and I had a lot to look at! MBL and I need a solution for our closet situation. We have the most ridiculous closet in our bedroom and MBL has stuffed it to the max. Currently, my clothes reside in the (someday) baby's room. As we are currently working very hard at filling that room with a little one (or two!), we need to come up with a place to move all of my clothes/accessories. Right now all we have in our bedroom for clothes storage is a dresser that is too big for the space and is also stuffed to the max. So, MBL and I wanted to check out the built-ins that IK.EA has to offer and let me tell you, they have some amazing options! We found one that would go just perfectly with our decor, has room to store everything, and is appealing to the eyes. The only problem? The cost. $1600. That price is actually for two and they would take up the entire wall on the back of our bedroom. The biggest cost is the doors that go on them, they are $450 for a set of two, and of course they are my favorite part. We may just buy the shelving/storage and put a nice curtain over it until we can afford the doors. But, I was glad to see that there were some nice selections there. We ended up finding a mirror to hang over our bed (instead of a headboard), a mirror for the dining room, and some other odds and ends that will help me feel like we are actually making progress on our house. All in all, an excellent trip to IK.EA!
Now onto the good stuff. I've been retrieved! Retrieval was yesterday at 11:50 and it went well. They retrieved 11 eggs and I didn't feel a thing! Awesome. I also discovered that I am a talker after anaesthesia. When the doctor came in to give us our report he looked very concerned and asked me if I remembered saying anything to him in the retrieval room. I did remember talking to him a bit before they put me out, but that was it. WELL, apparently I had a lot to say when I woke up. He said I wasn't making any sense and that I kept talking about my sister, allergies, and protein. I just laughed at this because, well, what else am I going to do? He said at one point he asked me if I had a good date with my husband because I sounded so drunk!! Hah. And I think I was trying to tell him that my sister and I like anaesthesia, not allergies (the feeling you have when you wake up is AMAZING like you just took the most peaceful nap of your life. I. love. it.). As far as the protein thing goes, I packed a protein bar to eat after because I knew I would be hungry! I guess he was kind of concerned and the anaesthesiologist just told him that I was probably hungry. She was right!
We got the fertilization call today and it definitely left something to be desired. They retrieved 11 eggs (yay! we wanted between 10-12). BUT, only 6 of those eggs were mature. AND, out of those 6 only 4 fertilized. So, we have four embabies (hopefully) growing at the lab. The only amazing thing from our fert report was MBL's count: 27million with 63% motile!! That's the second highest it has ever been! If we had done IUI we would have had 15 million motile with which to work. Crazy. Anyways, I'm feeling kind of bummed about my eggs and the fertilization. I was hoping more would be mature and that we would have more embryos to work with, but I guess we really only need 2 good ones. They will call us Thursday before 9:00am to let us know if we need to come in for a 3 day transfer or if they are going to push it to a 5 day. I am still crossing my fingers for a 5 day, but I know that plenty of people have 3 day transfers and still end up with a baby in the end. My mind is racing. I've been so calm and collected up until this point, but this fert report just bummed me out. I'd love to process all of this with MBL, but sadly he has to work :(. So, I am left alone with my thoughts on what happened. All I can say at this point is that I am SOOOOO glad we decided to do shared risk. Knowing that we have two more fresh to use if this one isn't successful is keeping me from falling apart.
Please send us good thoughts/prayers that even with a less than ideal fertilization report, we will still get pregnant from this cycle!!