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Monday, August 30, 2010

Okay, Eggs, Stay Where You Are!

The calmness has left me. Over the past 24 hours I've convinced myself that I'm going to ovulate early and that by the time of the egg retrieval those eggs are going to be long gone. I mean, 36 hours is a long time between trigger and retrieval. And my eggs were getting kinda big there at the end. It's 7:30 am and we don't have to be there until 9 but it's all I can do to stop myself from rushing over to the clinic, flinging open the door of the OR, and yelling, "We're gonna lose 'em, people! Let's get these eggs out, STAT!"

I have never heard of this happening to anybody during IVF (but I have not and will not google it lest I find that it HAS) yet I am certain this will be my fate.

I also had a dream last night that they were able to retrieve 50 (!) eggs, but then only 2 went on to fertilize. So, my conscious and subconscious apparently disagree about exactly how things are going to go wrong, but they do agree that things WILL go wrong (although 2 fertilizing is not the end of the world, but 2 out of 50 just sounds bad).


In other, more positive, news, I'm having a good hair day! Although I'm not allowed to shower today (something about fragrances being bad for eggs/embryos), my (slept on) hair looks fabulous anyway. I heart good hair days.


  1. heehee, i'm with you on the not showering bc of fragrance thing. good luck today :o) will have fingers crossed for you. and i've NEVER heard of anyone ovulating early during ivf. only iui, and that's just a different ball game. no worries!!!

  2. Keeping everything crossed for you and hoping that your conscious mind is just messing with you. And, hoping that your subconscious mind is keeping things low when, in fact, the fert rate will be AWESOME.

    And, hey, yay for a good hair day! It's always nice when those come around. :)

    Thinking so many good retrieval thoughts for you!!!

  3. LOL, I felt the exact same way after triggering, don't worry your eggs will wait :)

    YES! for good hair days!!

  4. haha....Yay for good hair days!

    Good luck with retrieval! If you are on Lupron or Ganirelix then those eggs are staying put!!!

    I wish you all the best today!!! Can't wait to hear the report!

  5. Good luck today! Can't wait to read about how it all went. And yes, Dr Google is very bad. Best to stay away. ;p

  6. Good luck! I think there are a whole load of eggs, just sitting in the follicles, mature and waiting to be taken out to their little dishes. So try not to worry and good luck!!

  7. Wishing the very best of luck with your retrieval. I know it seems like a long time, but I have never heard of someone ovulating prior to retrieval either. I know the RE's work at timing it just perfectly.
    Keep us posted!!
    P.S. I have never heard of this no fragrance thing. What is that about?

  8. Sending patience vibes to all those beautiful Eggies. Thinking of you and cheering for a great ER. How exciting! Yay!!!

  9. I love your humor and good attitude. I am sure those eggs are going to be just fine.....it's wonderful if they are bursting at the seems -exactly how you want them. And who could ask for anything more than a great hair day on retrieval day!!!! It's your lucky day- I can just feel it. xoxoxoxoxox

  10. I hope it all goes well! Can't wait to hear.