The heating pad you bought for and exclusively use for ivf related things pops open. Gross clay stuff started falling out. I found it a little depressing -- who ever wears out a heating pad? And all for ivf.
If this current cycle is my last (because it's successful) then I will chalk it up to some significance about it getting me through my ivfs...
Egg retrieval was Friday at 6am. We were much calmer than the time before when C was really sick and we weren't sure they'd let us go ahead with the cycle. It was a fairly pleasant experience. 16 eggs were retrieved (though we knew only 10 had a real chance of being mature).
Got my fert report yesterday (suuuper late -- like I think my RE forgot and I texted him around 6:30pm -- he emailed and texted back around 8pm -- he's normally great about everything but I sat by my phone all afternoon like I was waiting for a boy to call).
Anyway, 10 eggs were mature and of them 7 fertilized. It's actually exactly the number i had in my head. If I were a normal ivf-er, I would be very happy -- though everyone, I bet, always wants more with these things. But with me, I just don't know. I usually get high numbers of eggs that dwindle down to very few good embryos. So I'm trying to be positive and think that i have less quantity hopefully because this cycle is different -- and those 7 embies are stronger and healthier than my usuals. I will get a follow up report tomorrow sometime. Then really we'll only know what's what on day 5 (transfer day) when I'm on the table and we hear what our fate is and make a split second decision that might determine our future family.