Thursday, March 18, 2010

Egg Retrieval Tomorrow

This is it!  Tomorrow morning is finally time for my egg retrieval.  It is scheduled for 7:30 am, and we have to check in at the clinic at 6:30 am.  Another really early morning for us!

Then, it's party time....

Time for the "boys" and "girls" to meet up for a good old part-tay in the petri dish!

Dear Future Kiddos,

Please play nice with each other, OK?  No beating each other up!

I'm hoping you'll all have such a jolly good time at this party,  you'll stick around for a while.  We'll see a couple of you again in 5 days where we will move you to your nice comfy new home for the next 9 months.  Then you will finally be able to meet your daddy. He's been waiting so long to meet you.

The rest of you can be the "cool kids" and hang around in the freezer.  Hope to see you around soon too.

Lots of love,
Your Future Mom

My butt is somewhat sore today from yesterday's trigger shot.  Didn't have any soreness yesterday, just a little today.  Not bad though, a reminder that I did have a shot in my butt yesterday.  But the circle from the black sharpie marker is still on my butt today.  It's not coming off even though I've scrubbed it in the shower.  Anyone want to take bets on how long before it's gone?

Even though "Helga" is not my favorite person at the clinic, I have to give her credit.  Considering I've had 7 blood draws done in the last 10 days, and all but one of those were in my left arm, my vein in the left is is looking pretty darn good.  No nasty bruises or anything.  If fact, you can hardly tell that I've had blood drawn at all.  Hats off to you, Helga.

I was looking at my IVF calendar.  If all goes as planned I'll have a 5-day embryo transfer on March 24th.  My beta would be on Good Friday.  That means I would know on Good Friday if that I am pregnant!  And what a Great Friday it would be!

I took a walk around my neighborhood today.  Spring has finally arrived.  The weather was gorgeous, the air was cool and crisp and the sun was shining.  It was nice seeing people walk their dogs, hearing the sounds of birds chirping and smelling steaks on the grill.  I even saw some robins and a bright red cardinal playing in the grass.  All signs of spring and new life.

A reminder of ME bringing new life to the world!

I'll try to do an update after the retrieval tomorrow.  Please keep me in your prayers that all will go wonderfully well.


  1. Good Luck on your retrieval tomorrow =)!!!

  2. Good luck!! My sharpie bulls eye lasted a few days before it was gone completely.

  3. Good luck girl!!! I've got my fingers crossed for you!!!!

  4. *goodluck* this morning! will be thinking of you!

  5. Lots of love coming your way! I'm sending out every positive vibe in my being :) Praying for lots of eggs and growing embies in the days to come!

    Many HUGS

  6. I'm SO excited for you, good luck tomorrow. Can't wait to here the final report. You're totally in my thoughts, and sending tons of embryo making vibes your way!!! =)

  7. prayers, prayers, prayers!!!! :D

  8. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Amen!

  9. Fingers crossed for a great retreival tomorrow!!!

  10. Wishing you lots of success tomorrow and the following days!

  11. I hope today went PERFECTLY! Thinking of you!

  12. Thinking of you and sending best wishes for a successful retrieval!