That's how many eggs we got. There were a handful of empty follicles, but who cares? 13 is okay by me. They will all get the ICSI treatment and we find out tomorrow how many fertilized. 13 was my husband's number when he played baseball. His other number was 10. Wouldn't 10 be a lovely number of Embryos? I think so too.
I freaked out a tiny bit when they were putting the IV in, but the nurses I had were super awesome and it was pretty painless. Than the anesthesiologist came in and gave me something to "make me more comfortable." It made me feel like I was gassed at the dentist office. I remember being wheeled away and then nothing.
When I woke up I wasn't sure if it was over or hadn't started yet. But it was all done. My lovely RE was there kind of stroking my hair telling me it was all good and there were 13 eggs.
I'm in bed and my husband is already out doing my bidding (lunch, extra strenght tylenol, pineapple and pomegranite juice...and maybe some chocolate cookies that I won't admit to)
The craziest thing was seeing all those other women at the clinic who were there for IVF. They see around 10 a day. Just in that one clinic. IF makes me feel so alone, but there are so many of us. It is crazy.
Another thing that made me feel kind of alone is that I got very few "good luck" calls last night. My Suzies (there are two). My parents. That's it. No inlaws. No BFF. That last one really stung.
I guess I have to remember that thought this is by far the most important thing in my life it isn't so important in everyone else's.
But that's cool cause I got 13!