Saturday, July 6, 2013

Colorado: Day 6 (Egg Retrieval)

Well... we officially did what we came here to do!  My retrieval went well this morning... I'll just cut to the chase:

WE GOT 7 EGGS!

I was honestly hoping for more than 7 (remember, 7 is the most we've ever gotten in our four previous IVF cycles at our local clinic), but deep down was praying for at least 7.  God answered my prayers and I feel very blessed today. 

We arrived at the surgery center at 9:30 a.m.  I was called back, changed into my surgery garb, had my vitals checked and then had the IV inserted into my wrist (always the most painful part of a retrieval for me).  I met with both the doctor on-call and the anesthesiologist,  and then Nick was able to come back and sit with me until I was wheeled out and ready to go.
I awoke feeling great - a little groggy, but really good overall.  We spoke with the embryologist, who confirmed our retrieved number of eggs, and then I got dressed and said goodbye to CCRM.  Is it crazy that I was the most emotional about that?!  We started our CCRM journey almost a year ago (!!!) (August 2012 was our phone consult) and here we are... finished with the egg retrieval: a huge step forward in this process.  My nurse told us to stop at Starbucks on our way back to the hotel to celebrate (she was really happy for us that we got 7 eggs!) and so we did just that.  I haven't had a sip of coffee (or caffeine for that matter) since April.  To say I thoroughly enjoyed it would be the understatement of the year!
I'm praying for strength and positivity to hold me over until tomorrow's fertilization report from the embryologist.  I have no idea what tomorrow's results will hold for us.  I'm trying not to rack my brain thinking about all of the possible outcomes from here on out.  We still have a long way to go... but are thankful for having made it this far.

Before I end this post, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts, well wishes and prayers today (and throughout this entire journey).  Your comments, e-mails and messages made my heart swell and have meant the world to both me and Nick.  I'm simply just overcome by the support and amazing friendships that I've made as a result of this little blog. XOXO

22 comments:

Darcy Kristy said...

YAY!! YAY!! YAY!! Congrats on 7 eggs!!! I'm so happy your prayers were answered. I'll be looking forward to a good report tomorrow.

Aislinn said...

Congratulations on 7 eggs! I hope that the report brings good news tomorrow <3

JoJo said...

Woohoo!! Lucky 7!! Praying for the best results tomorrow!!

bellehavendrive said...

Whoo hoo!!! Thank you, Jesus! Wonderful news, girl. :) I'll be praying for that fertilization report. - Allison

JJ said...

So happy to hear this good news! Praying that the eggs and sperm are doing their thing and you get a great report tomorrow!

Team Harries said...

Awesome news!!! Amazed at how gorgeous you look despite the procedure :) Your kids are going to be beautiful!

jAllen said...

Echoing Team Harries comment, not many (if any) people can pull off wear hospital attire, but you are rocking it! Can't wait to see the pics of beautiful babies!

Melissa said...

So happy for you that y'all got 7 eggs, and that everything went well. Praying for y'all. xoxo

Aramis said...

I'm so happy for you guys, Aubrey. You deserve it after everything! Good luck with the report tomorrow.

Erika said...

Yay for Lucky #7!! That is wonderful! And SUPER yay for Starbucks...a worthy reward for your pain today!

Gypsy Mama said...

That's great!!! 7 is a great number :) Glad you enjoyed your starbucks, you deserve it!! Good luck with the fertilization report tomorrow :)

lamentingthelentil said...

Yay!! I'm so happy to hear that there are 7 beautiful embryos in the process of becoming fertilized right this very minute. :)

Congratulations, Aubrey. I'll be thinking about you over the next couple of days!1

Emily said...

Yay!!! Can't wait to hear the fertilization results!

Bren said...

Lucky #7! You should buy a lottery ticket! So happy prayers were answered! And you look FANTASTIC!!!

Janet said...

7 eggs is amazing!

the blogivers said...

Yay for lucky #7! And you definitely deserved that Starbucks ;) thanks for keeping all of us posted along the way!

Sally said...

So thankful you were able to get Lucky 7 eggs!! Awesome!! I've been thinking of you so much and just got home from several days out of town and got caught up. Loved seeing all your pics and seeing what you guys have been up to in Colorado!! Hoping hoping HOPING SO MUCH for the best!!! xoxo

Laura said...

Woohoooo one huge step done! 7 is great, I'm so happy for you guys! What a long and crazy year!
I'm anxious to hear how fertilization goes, I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers during these next few days!! Safe travels home, and I hope you are feeling well! XO

Katie said...

7 eggs is awesome!!! Fingers crossed for a good fert. report!!

Risa said...

Catching up on your blog! Your pictures are adorable. I am so excited for you!! Looking forward to reading that fert report!

Em said...

Still have to read the latest report, but no matter what happens from here on out, I am so glad that you got seven! There's so much HOPE in that!

Amber said...

Congrats on 7 eggs! I'm just now catching up, but hoping, hoping, and praying for a good report!

P.S. I HATE having IV's put in. The last time that happened I sincerely thought the nurse was trying to cut off my arm it hurt so much. Shudder.

 
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