Monday, October 17, 2011

Wednesday...and then some

So Wednesday is THE DAY. Our retrieval is scheduled for 10am Wednesday morning. I can hardly believe that it's here (almost). Things have been going incredibly well...positive reports from the docs at all of my monitoring visits and now we just have to pray that the retrieval, fertilization and transfer go just as smoothly, if not even moreso. After the retrieval, the embryologist will fertilize the eggs through a process called ICSI. After that, we'll get daily updates regarding the number and "grading" of all viable embryos. Then somewhere between 3 and 5 days they'll transfer up to 2 embryos (God willing that we have two beautiful, healthy embryos). Then we once again have the dreaded 2ww - two weeks of WAITING = pure agony.

I'm so thankful that things have gone so well up until this point...I feel almost guilty for praying for things to continue going this well...I've been so blessed already, I feel like I'm always asking God for "just a little but more.". Sometimes when I say my prayers at night I feel like a little girl praying for a barbie doll or a pony (or the Easy Bake Oven I NEVER got for Christmas)...I hope it doesn't come across that way to God...

37 hours (not that I'm keeping track).


  1. Really excited for you! I remember all those trips Travis and I took those 2-3 yrs going back and forth to REACH...and the 2ww is killer...don't wish that on anyone...if you ever need me, I'm around! Love you and thinking of you, Jenny

  2. I'm a friend of your mom and dad. I can't believe they never got you an Easy Bake Oven! Shame on you Ricki & Kevin!!! LOL Anyway, we'll pray that there will be a girl baby and you can buy her an Easy Bake Oven (after which you will use it once, realize it takes 45 minutes to bake a cookie-sized cake, and probably never use it again LOL).


  3. I just saw your post, but I hope everything went well today. I was so tired after my retrieval! Don't worry I'm sure everything will be great. I got my great news that I'm pregnant with twins and I could not be more excited. I'm praying for the same thing for you - good luck!

  4. I wish there was a " Like" button next to each of your comments!!!!

    Congrats on the twins! What exciting news!