Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lucky 13!

So after a few days of "coasting" which felt like an eternity, I finally triggered on Sunday night and had my egg retrieval yesterday. They got 17 eggs out, 15 of them were mature and according to today's fertilization report 13 have fertilized!! OMG, I cannot believe this! It's been so different from last cycle, it's like I'm a different person (my RE's words, not mine).

I still have a lot of discomfort from yesterday's retrieval. Last time I barely felt anything. My ovaries are still tender and I am extremely bloated and am continuing my diet of protein and gatorade. But I am also so very happy about how this cycle has turned out so far. I don't want to jinx myself but I have definitely gained my optimism back.


2roads said...

Joonie! This is great news!!! 13 fertilized!! That's fantastic! Now grow, little ones, grow!
Take it easy. I hope you're discomfort is minimal.
I'm sending you lots of good vibes.

Lisa said...

Joonie, what wonderful results! I was a "totally different person" for my second cycle, too, and I think that is a great sign of things to come. Can't wait to see how the transfer goes!

Lisa from

Pepper said...

17 eggs?! 13 fertilized?! Those are some impressive stats, girlfriend! No wonder you're sore. :-)

I'm so happy for you, I can barely contain myself. Please keep us posted on what's happening.

Melanie said...

Very, very impressive. What a difference IVF #2 makes!

Jess said...

Such incredibly exciting news!!! I drank tons of gatorade post-retrieval, and I got sugared I switched to SmartWater (which I highly has electrolytes like Gatorade but not the sugar). Good luck! Keep us posted!!

Ahuva Batya said...

What amazing numbers!! You are an egg machine! I can't wait to hear how this ends up- it sounds so great.