Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lucky Number 13

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!


  1. Good luck! :-) And congrats on your lucky 13! Hoping for nothing but good news from here on out!

  2. Yay, 13 eggies! How fantastic ER went so well! Hope you're feeling better.

  3. YAY! I was thinking of you today, and hoping you got some big numbers! 13 is great!!!

  4. I have been thinking of you and will be waiting anxiously for the update. Thirteen is a lucky number!

  5. 13 is awesome, can't wait to hear the fert report tomorrow. Praying for lots of embies. I know IF can make you feel alone and it stings when others don't support you, but know we're all here for you and rooting for you every step of the way.


  6. Woo! 13 rocks! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you get a great report tomorrow. :)

  7. Great!!!

    Can't wait for your fert report.

  8. I hope your fert report is fabulous! F/X!!!