After using the bathroom I was released and wheeled out to the curb. We were home before 11. I tried to rest, but I was going nuts! I took some Darvocet for pain and knocked myself out. This morning the phone could not ring soon enough. I woke up at 5:30 and never fell back to sleep. I was having a crazy dream that my baby sister, Jennifer, who died when she was 8 days old, was sending me text messages from the lab to let me know that she was watching over our eggs for us. It was crazy but felt really real. At 12 they finally decided to stop torturing us and called. Here's the stats: 11 retrieved, 9 mature and ICSI'd, 7 fertilized normally but they are watching the other 2 to see if they are late bloomers. Our transfer will likely be Monday. They will call me tomorrow to confirm or push to 5 day.
Since I said I was going backwards, I will now give the follicle sizes at our last follie check (Wednesday) before triggering. My lining was at 16.5, healthy as ever. Right ovary had 9 measurable follicles at 15.5, 17.5, 16, 19.5, 20, 17, 14.5, 8, and 9. Left ovary had 11 measurable follicles at 21, 14.5, 19.5, 16.5, 17.5, 10.5, and 5 less than or equal to 9. We knew that anything 15 or higher had a good chance of producing a mature egg, so it was time to trigger. In the middle of all of this, my boss's father passed away, so I have had no contact with her about any of this. I had to suck it up and tell another supervisor so that someone would know where I was this weekend. That was so incredibly stressful for me!
So I can't believe we have 7 growing embryos! I really was scared that they would call me and tell me that none of them were viable. That would certainly explain why we haven't been able to get pregnant, but that doesn't appear to be the problem. I start PIO injections tomorrow, and I have 2 black circles on my butt so Pierce knows where to go. I am encouraged that I already have a great lining. I am beginning to believe that this actually could work! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I still feel like I am hanging on a thread!