Retrieval Day is done! Phew, I’m glad that over. It’s not the procedure itself that makes me nervous as much as being put out. Anytime, anesthesia is involved it’s kinda scary. But thankfully everything went well.
As I laid in the bed waiting for my turn in the OR, I tried to deep breathe and visualize my beautiful baby or babies! I even listened to a guided meditation to take my relaxation to a different level. By the time the anesthesia hit, I was calm and in a good place. (Btw, that quick minute before the “juice” hits is so nice. Ha! Not a damn care in the world)
I awoke after the procedure to find out we retrieved 20 follicles, but only 13 eggs. That was disappointing news for me. I was definitely hoping for more. The more eggs means the better chances to have a healthy embryo obviously. The Doc assured me that 13 is totally normal and even a great number, but I’m still a little bummed out. Gabe thinks I’m crazy for feeling down about this. Hopefully it won’t matter because all we need is 1. Our one little miracle baby.
The next big hurtle for us is the PGD testing, Preimplentation Genetic Diagnosis. This happens after fertilization and before we transfer the eggs and it basically gives us more information about why we’ve had such difficulty. The more eggs = the more information.We’ll find out how our little babes are doing in the coming days. Until then, I’ve got a white light around my loves in their petrie dishes. Ya know, 13 is supposed to be THE unluckiest number, but we’re betting on it. Soooo come on lucky number 13.
Anyway, now I’m cuddled up with Lola watching So You Think You Can Dance (secretly believing I will one day make the show) and recovering. Giving my body the time it needs to rest and relax and of course prepare for the next step.