Officially Pregnant

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Legs down, face up that’s the way we like to…

on March 7, 2014

Retrieve eggs. 😉

8:00 –  Check in and meet the nicest check-in lady ever.  See Dr. J. and get excited he’s doing the retrieval. He’s not my usual doc but the one I’d like to switch to if we have to do this again. They were super chipper at such an early hour and made me feel really comfortable.

8:05 – I changed into my über sultry hospital gown, nonskid sexy socks, and my come hither bouffant surgery cap.

hospital gown

8:10 – Cue the anesthesiologist from HELL. She seriously went on a scavenger hunt for a decent vein (mine are pretty tore up from 5 blood draws in less than a week). After mercilessly digging around in the normal spot and jacking it up, she continued her search in my hand.  She was content once she saw tears.


My hubs (who apparently had the worlds fastest sample and was with me in less than 10) watched in horror as I squirmed. As a medical professional he wasn’t pleased with her work only to find out later she works in the OR with him sometimes at the hospital.

8:35 – Escorted me to the chair of Holy Shit WTF Is This (there are no other words for what this thing looked like other than WTF) I was starting to get nervous and tear up. She kept me talking about work which at least took my mind off everything.  Point for her but I still hate her.

9:30 – Dr. J. goes to speak with the hubs.  Tells hubs  I was apparently very hungry because as I zonked out I kept talking about how hungry I was and what I was going to eat when I left. Of the follicles ready he was only able to retrieve 6.  Now comes more waiting to find out how many are fertilized and when we go back for transfer.  He also said the clinic prefer 5 day transfers over 3. They do 3 day transfers when the eggs aren’t doing well. Fingers crossed when he calls tomorrow he says 5 days then.

9:45 – Back in the waiting area where the anesthesiologist reminded me it only takes one, but I can’t help but be disappointed and still secretly hate her.

10:15 – Pit stop at Starbucks for a hot chocolate (lame on the nicest day of the year so far) and a cinnamon roll.

10:45 – Home! Chilling with my pooches and waiting on the hubs to get home with my protein bars and G2.



Overall, it wasn’t bad.  I’m a little crampy and just a little moody because I’m not pleased with 6 eggs after all we’ve done, but it’s better than nothing and I need to stay positive.


11 responses to “Legs down, face up that’s the way we like to…

  1. Lolz 🙂
    Praying for 100% fertilization and 5 day blasts! XO

  2. Sending prayers too! Yes, it does only take one, but I still I hate that comment too. 😦 You’re right, you’ve been through so much work. Hugs..

  3. If it makes you feel any better, when I was in for my last retrieval, I could hear the docs in the room next to me prepping the patient schedule right after me. Apparently she only had one ovary, and one follicle and they weren’t even sure they could get to it because the ovary she did have was in the wrong spot! (I always wondered what happened to her). But six is a good start!

    • ksquared0710 says:

      Perspective is so important. Thank you for sharing. I know I should be happy we have any but I just thought since I’m healthy there would’ve been more. Oh well. Here’s hoping for a good one!

  4. Elisha says:

    Yes stay positive girl!! Praying for you!

  5. praying for your eggies!! and I LOVE your furbabies!!!

  6. Your title made me laugh! Love it! Good luck. Praying for some strong embryos.

  7. amywales121 says:

    I am so hopeful for you! Anxious to hear more good news! (Love the picture!!)

  8. somedaymama says:

    First of all- your title cracked me up!!!! And 6 is not bad. I’m sorry you’re bummed, I would be too, but some people don’t get any AFTER ALL THAT. I really hope and pray that they all fertilize and grow and implant (not at the same time) and grow and grow! Good luck to you. Think positive.

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