Well things went smoothly this afternoon. I wasn’t nervous or anxious at all. As a matter of fact, I was downright calm and relaxed … and even excited! Plus, I felt like I was in really great hands. Nothing to stress about.
Eight eggs were retrieved. This is what I expected so I’m feeling pretty good all around. My RE feels good about this too. He feels strongly that I was pushed too hard by my old RE for IVF #1 and that we’re looking at quality this time.
So far I have no signs of OHSS and compared to how I felt last time (so uncomfortable and couldn’t sleep without sitting up), this is a breeze. I’m crampy but that’s to be expected.
Now I rest and get pampered by my husband. We’ll get the fert report tomorrow then we’ll decide whether or not to proceed with PGS/CGH testing on the embryos. If we have too few, the doctor might recommend against it. We shall see.
All in all, I’m extremely pleased with this cycle and my new clinic. I’m annoyed that we got so many eggs/embryos last time because I feel like we wasted so much time. Oh well. Hindsight is 20/20. I hope we get to test these little suckers but what will be, will be. And even if we don’t test, I have a feeling this batch is way better than last time. I’m very, very hopeful (as if you couldn’t tell) but knowing the feeling of pain and disappointment all too well, we made the decision to sign up for the 2 cycle plan today just to be safe.
P.S. When we left the clinic today, a lady stopped me on the street to ask if I was wearing perfume. I was not, but it did smell good in the vicinity. I joked to my husband that I should have replied, “Why it must be my very fresh new baby smell, you’re smelling. So fresh my baby was literally just made!”. Haha.