Day 13: Continued. Eggs collected!

M was in theatre for nearly 40 minutes and when she came back she was hilarious! And smiling thankfully. It was so funny, like she was completely drunk, she was just talking nonsense, I’m not even sure it was English and repeating herself over and over again, asking the nurses if they collected what they needed and how many eggs and kept saying “I did it”, “I did it!”. She was completely knocked out for the procedure and didn’t feel a thing. I guess the nervousness before was all about the unknown (we didn’t understand what the sedation was) and I’m so glad that it went well for her ๐Ÿ™‚

After a cup of tea and a biscuit the consultant came it with the news: 18 eggs collected! ๐Ÿ™‚ They said that that was really good, but we were initially slightly disappointed after having read so many stories about 40/50+ eggs being collected. At the end of the day, it’s the quality that counts and after 18, hopefully M won’t be in too much pain. So far, so good, we’re back home and tucked in bed and she feels okay, just a little uncomfortable. Oh and the bird’s foot is recovering ๐Ÿ˜‰

After the egg collection I also had a scan to check if my lining is ready yet, on Wednesday it was 6.5mm and needed to be 8, now after increased doses and patches it’s 8.3mm, so that’s another piece of good news! Now I have to start on Cyclogest twice a day (pessaries up my bum). The horrors we have to go through! Gross!

We’ll hear from the embryologist on Monday morning about how the eggs and sperm got on ๐Ÿ™‚ And hopefully they’ll make it to 5 days! If they need to do ICSI (if the sperm didn’t thaw well), they’ll let us know today, but so far we haven’t heard anything so it sounds like some good sperm ๐Ÿ™‚

Today really made me grateful and glad that we are doing this together and creating our baby together. M’s done her most important part now and is passing the baton on to me. It feels so special โค

Happy days so far! Wish us luck!

Day 11 & 12. No more injections!!

Day 11 & 12. No more injections!!

Day 11: 18:30, M has last Gonal-F and Orgalutron injections. 21:30 (sharp!) M has the trigger injection Buserilin!!

Day 12: Rest day, no more drugs for M, just the most important part tomorrow, egg collection!

I’m really proud of my wife for having had all these injections, they’ve made her feel pretty crappy too. Just praying for a successful collection tomorrow! I’ll write all about it.

Day 8, 9 & 10. Eggs are ready!!!

All of a sudden it’s all happening!

Monday: M went for a scan, follicles had made an improvement but were nowhere near ready. Maybe egg collection next Monday at the earliest. M started Orgalutron injections. Orgalutron works by preventing a surge of LH and allowing the follicles to develop fully. The injection is slightly more painful than the Gonal-F as the needle is thicker and afterwards the injection site (for M anyway) gets red and little swollen for a couple of hours.

Tuesday: We had a lazy day at home. M’s stomach seems to be getting really bloated and she says she can feel something going on!ย 

Wednesday: Back to the clinic, scans for both of us. I went first and have been told that my womb lining is thickening up, its around 6.5mm now but needs to be at least 8mm, so my dosage of Progynova has been increased to 5 tablets a day and I now need to wear Estradial patches on my thigh to speed it up because….. woah, M’s follicles have grown massive and she’s ready for egg collection!!!

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So tomorrow night she will be taking Buserilin trigger injection, having a drug-free day on Friday and then back to the clinic Saturday morning for collection!ย 

We are so excited!!! I know M is nervous about the collection and I’m worried about theย pain for her, just hoping it’ll be as comfortable as possible and we will have some good quality eggs/future chicklets ready for the oven ๐Ÿ™‚ย