Thursday, June 30, 2011


Egg retrieval was this morning. We got two eggs. For this following along, that's one more than originally expected, but only half of what we were potentially tracking as of Monday (tho we knew the two small ones probably wouldn't catch up enough).

Retrieval itself was fine. The facilities aren't as nice as at my previous clinic, but not in a major way. Eventually got the IV in my forearm where I like it, after the vein blew in my elbow. :p this clinicdoesnt have the cold numbing spray that my previous clinic used pre-IV but I was a big girl and did fine.

Went to Lotus of Siam for lunch - reputed to be the best Thai restaurant in the country, and it was pretty damn good. Then back to the hotel for a nap. (I'm going to write a post soon about what to do in Vegas when you're here for IVF, with reviews of restaurants and hotels and stuff...)

They gave me a progesterone shot to help bring on my period - they said 2-10 days, but since my luteal phase is naturally short, I suspect I'll be at the shorter end of the range.

Once my period starts, I go back on the pill. And in late July start up the same regimen for retrieval #2. I'm going to do acupuncture (didn't with 5.1 due to travel) to see if that helps with ovarian response.

We did decide to do three retrievals - thanks for weighing in. It came down to: this was designed as our last ditch effort to use my eggs, so we may as well get what we can to give us the best chance of having at least one normal embryo.

I've been wanting to try the Blu.eprint juice cleanse, and got a grou.pon- typ deal for it a month or two ago, so I'll try that sometime in July - figure getting rid of all these drugs in my system canny be a good thing.

Fertilization report tomorrow. Since this is 1 of 3 somehow everything seems less important, so I'm not particularly stressed about any of it. Silver lining, I guess.

I mean, I really hope this works and we get at least one normal embryo. But if not, at least it's a clear sign to move on to DE.

Thanks for all the well-wishes!


  1. thinking of you and hoping for good news today with your fertilization report. I really believe in this plan for you, fingers and toes are staying crossed.

  2. Glad all went well and you are feeling so calm about things. Hoping to hear good news from you about embryos!

  3. I think doing 3 is a really smart choice!! I hope this works for you...and a cleanse? You have a stronger constitution than I do!!

  4. Congrats on your two! I think this way of doing things is really interesting and I hope it works! I know I'm late on this, but I love your new layout!

  5. Hey you are doing awesome! Hope the fert report is equally awesome.

  6. You are truly amazing. I am wishing for the best for you. You are definitely in my thoughts.

    I can't wait to read your Vegas review. Will I be included in it? Haha, just kidding. But, I am excited to read it. I am always interested in new things to do here.


  7. Congratulations on your Pair of Fabulousness!