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IVF #2 9dp5dt: Cramps and spotting

Hi everyone.

So, I am trying NOT to get excited.  I am also very cautious in sharing this.  I have been cramping off and on for the past two days.  I shared a couple of Instagram posts about it.  They haven't been filling me with a warm and fuzzy.  Tonight, the cramps reached a fever pitch.  I was on the verge of tears because they really hurt!  I told S. that I didn't think this worked and went to the bathroom because it was time to take my Endometrin.  I went to the bathroom first and upon wiping discovered pink blood that only appeared when I wiped.  I immediately thought implantation bleeding as I remembered this vaguely from my son's pregnancy a decade ago.  I used the vaginal insert tool and when I withdrew it after inserting the tablet, there was a scant amount of pink there too.  I wiped again and nothing.  Then, I thought...too late for implantation bleed, right?  Anywho...

I flew down stairs and told S. that this may have just worked.  He wisely told me not to get to excited, but was smiling himself as I explained.  I still have cramps but it is accompanied by back aches.  The cramps now aren't horrible, but they are still there.

I still have NOT tested and I will keep my promise to S. not to.  I hope to not be disappointed on #beta day, but I can't do anything but pray and not stress now.  I won't be sharing this news on IG in a post.  I also won't share it with my two "real-life" #ttc cheerleaders as there will be no point if this isn't good news.

For now, I'm going to enjoy being pregnant unless proven otherwise.  And I am going to continue to joke with S. about baby names just in case.

Have a great night everyone.

-K

IVF #2  9dp5dt: Medications
  • Estradol- 2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day
IVF #2 9dp5dt:Symptoms
  • Recurring cramps
  • Intense Cramps
  • Slight nausea
  • Pink spotting
IVF #2 9dp5dt: Developments
  • None to report
Next Appointment
  • Beta test day- 23 Dec 2016

IVF#2 4dp5t: Cramps...

Hello everyone.

Today is 4 days past 5 day transfer.  I've been doing fairly well with not hitting "Dr. Google" for every twinge and twang, but there are a few differences that I've noticed and am hoping mean great things.

Last night, I attended choir rehearsal in prep for our church's Christmas concert this coming Sunday. I noticed that I felt a small wave of nausea throughout the day, but chucked it up to the progesterone. While standing in the choir loft, I suddenly received a cramp so sharp and sudden that I actually said an audible "ow"!  I didn't feel it again for about forty-five minutes of so and then I felt a smaller one, slightly duller.  I thought that was odd, but didn't want to do symptom spotting.

I guess I had pregnancy on the brain even if I wouldn't admit it because I had some pretty vivid pregnancy dreams last night.  One that I remember well was the line progression on a series of four pregnancy tests.  Each day the line was darker.  I pray that's our truth.

This morning, I was awakened from my sleep with some pretty strong menstrual-like cramps.  Yep, it feels just like AF is around the corner and I was a bit disappointed.  I thought...so much for that.  But I decided not to dwell on it.

I've had those cramps off and on most of the day.  I am really hoping that means good things.  I have backaches and a small amount of nausea as well.  I know from experience that all of these can come from the progesterone.  But I won't lie and say I'm not hopeful.

I'm a bit tired tonight, so I won't hold you guys.  Have a great evening and I will write again soon.

-K

IVF #2  4dp5dt: Medications
  • Estradol- 2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day
IVF #2 4dp5dt:Symptoms
  • Recurring cramps
  • Slight nausea
IVF #2 4dp5dt: Developments
  • None to report
Next Appointment
  • Beta test day- 23 Dec 2016

IVF #2 CD 14: Our Retrieval Story

Hello everyone. Like last time, I’m late in this post, but I definitely needed the sleep. Retrieval began yesterday right at 8am. There were quite a few things that were like IVF #1, but some differences too. So, here is the play by play for IVF w/ ICSI #2.

This time, S. and I were out the house on time at 4:45 am. We had no traffic on the way to the RE office and arrived right on time. We went upstairs and found four other couples already seated. We filled out our paperwork and sat down in the lobby until one of the nurses called my name.

We went back in the pre-op area, presented photo IDs, and verified we were who we said we were, and then I was weighed in. I disrobed to change into the hat, booties, and gown that was presented to me. ID bracelets were provided and I was left with S. to pass time before he needed to leave to provide a sample.

Unlike last time, I didn’t have major cramps. I felt a little full, maybe bloated, but not the doubled up cramps I had from last time. I was worried about that. As time wound on, I did feel some twinges and some discomfort, but not the pain of before. S. told me that because I’d gone through it recently my pain threshold was probably higher. Maybe he is right. I heard a first timer in the room adjacent to mine ask if it was normal to be in this much pain and the nurse assured her it was. No biggie.

In a while, I met Joy, my anesthetist for the day. She set up the IV using the veins in my hand, which was a first for me. My preference is definitely for the IV in the arm. It tended to tug less. 

Hand IVs are not fun
While I was getting adjusted to that, S. was finally called to contribute his portion lol.

I have said before that my husband said it is the most professional thing he has ever experienced. He shared some of what was in the room and how it was set up lol. All I could say was “ewww” but marvel at the efficiency.

Shortly after he returned, my nurse Hope (yes, Hope) came in and told me it was time to depart. I gave S. his departing kiss and I went into the room. The first thing the nurse said was how much they loved my socks! (Thanks @hopefulbb2016!). She then said I was in great hands because I was in the room with Hope, Joy, and Love. (Apparently the additional doctor’s name translates to Love!). They had me lie to the edge of the table, place a mask on my face, and I don’t remember anything after that.

Well, scratch that. I remember waking up beside S. and telling him I love him. He couldn’t hear me because I was murmuring and I remember saying it again. S. tells me that I scared him because he did ask me to repeat what I said and I whispered “I love you” and then looked as if I completely passed out. He actually said he thought he was going to have to assist in something until I started softly snoring lol.

I wasn’t in horrible pain when I woke up, but I did need more assistance to walk to the car than last time. I slept the entire time in the car minus once when S. woke me to ask if I wanted him to pick me up IHOP since neither of us had eaten (yes!). He picked it up and I don’t even remember walking in the house. I do remember eating. I also remember going to my bedroom with my heating pad and then I was out!

I didn’t even remember what the nurse said was our number of eggs retrieved. S. told me it was 19! How awesome is that! 

19 eggs retrieved!!  Woohoo!!
I am so happy. I feel really good about this cycle. I really believe good things are going to happen this time. Tonight, I am a bit sorer than I was last retrieval. My little one accidentally grazed my tummy and that hurt a lot. I am also still nauseous and still moving a bit slow.

Other than that, I’m doing pretty well. Stay tuned for our fertilization report!

Now back to Gatorade and Pom juice.

Talk to you soon.

-K

IVF CD22: The TWW (4dp5dt)

You can say that again!

Can I be really open with you all? I hate the TWW (two week wait). I do. I just do. Since the first month of ttc naturally, to the first IUI, to this very first IVF, I absolutely abhor the TWW. Sigh. I am trying VERY hard not to symptom spot, but I can’t help it. I sit and work and I’m bloated. Am I bloated from the progesterone or am I pregnant? I’m super sleepy after lunch. Is it the “itis” or am I tired because I’m pregnant? I’m feeling this very peculiar pinprick pain in one specific location in my ovaries. What is it? Pregnant or gas?

Ugh, seriously. I’m about to drive myself up a wall. Fortunately, I’ve not mentioned any of these symptoms or non-symptoms to S. He’s the sane one and always says “let’s not get too overexcited. We don’t want to get our hopes up”. True. We don’t, but we do. I really want to know what our baby(ies) are doing in there. I know the key is to keep your mind occupied. Fortunately, it seems like that will come sooner than later today.

Our eldest has his Back to School night (only it has been changed to Family Night to encourage everyone to come and try the new curriculum module activities). Great. I’ve no problem with that at. We’ve even managed to carve out some time with our son’s teacher. We’ve noticed some behavior we aren’t too thrilled with that we are attributing to hormones and growing up. He isn’t too excited about turning in assignments or focusing. He comes by that naturally. I’m so easily distracted sometimes. It doesn’t surprise me that he is too. But, it’s becoming a concern for S. and I because we want to make sure he has a successful and productive academic year. If we can get everyone—teacher, student, parent, administrators, etc. on the same page, we think it will be great. So, after the Family Night, S. and I are going to sit and converse with his teacher a bit about the best way to proceed going forward. Our goal is to make sure that he is doing everything he needs to do to succeed and that we are doing everything we can do to support him and his teacher.

Tomorrow, I’m taking our fur babies to the vet to have their nails trimmed. I don’t know what I was thinking when I scheduled at 10 in the morning, knowing that I’d still have to come to work, but navigating the time will keep my mind off things.  I'll sign back on after our meeting tonight.
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I'm back.  The parent teacher conference was productive, but not amazing.  We need to keep the eldest more focused and so we're going to try some things at the house to allow the school to supplement.  We need him to do better and be better.  Nothing bad.  Nothing wrong.  He's just being a little boy, but we need him to be more focused as it will definitely benefit him in the long run.

Now, it's back to the PM dosage of meds, my teacup of Pom, and my evening pineapple core.  Anything to help these babies stick.  I read online via IVFConnections due date calendar that today I should be 3 weeks and 2 days.  So, that's obviously way too early for me to even consider testing this week.  Maybe I'll try and convince S. to do so next week.  Then again, maybe not.  

Have a very great evening and I will write you all again soon.

-K

IVF CD22 Medications
  • Estradol- 2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day
IVF CD22 Symptoms
  • Occasional cramps (probable cause fertility meds)
IVF CD21 Developments
  • None to report
Next Appointment
  • Beta test day- 28 Oct 2016



IVF CD21: And then there were none (3dp5dt) ...


So, there I was trying to convince myself that I absolutely would NOT google track symptoms or lack thereof.  I also promised myself that I would not stress.  No matter what happened, no matter what came, no matter what I thought or may not have thought about symptoms, I would not stress!

Then, I received a phone call.  It was late.  I was supposed to have heard from our nurse A. yesterday regarding the remaining embryo and if it made it to freeze.  When I didn’t get a call, I thought nothing about it.  Today, I decided to call her and her voicemail let me know she was out of the office on conference this week.  No biggie.  I figured I’d leave a message with the front desk when I returned from lunch.  They beat me to it.


One of the nurses, G., is filling in for A. while she is away.  She called and informed me that we actually had two remaining embryos trying hard to divide after transfer.  They tried.  One made it a bit further than his brother.  Then, they both stopped.  No more dividing.  The clinic gave them 7 full days just to see if the extra time would help them divide.  It didn’t.

So, there are no embryos to freeze.  If this doesn’t work….if the two beautiful babies who are currently (hopefully) attaching and growing decide not to stick around, we will have to start all over.  And just like that, I felt the cramps and the sadness.

I know I shouldn’t give up.  I’m not.  I know I shouldn’t count our transferred babies out.  I haven’t.  But I feel loss for the emrbyos that didn't make it.   I’m still hoping and praying we have a great result and soon!

Have a great evening!

-K

IVF CD20 Medications
  • Estradol - 2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day
IVF CD20 Symptoms
  • Cramps off and on (probable cause is endometrin)
  • Slight nausea (probable cause is endometrin)
IVF CD20 Developments
  • No call about embryos for freeze report

IVF CD21 Medications
  • Estradol- 2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day
IVF CD21 Symptoms
  • Cramps off and on (probable cause is endometrin)
  • Slight occurrence of nausea today (probable cause is fertility meds)
IVF CD21 Developments
  • No embryos made it to freeze
Next Appointment
  • Beta test day- 28 Oct 2016

IVF CD19: A thief! (Non-ttc related)


 *This post is non-TTC related with the exception of the at-a-glance section at the bottom.  

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Well, if I were looking for a way to keep my mind occupied as we enter out #TWW, I’ve located one!
This morning, S. discovered that someone had broken into his work office and stole his personal laptop and professional video camera (both used daily for his job). The video camera was an industry pro and utilized as he handles his company’s media, editing, and layout. The laptop is his and is loaded with his professional software (he self-purchased) and all of that cost a lot. But even worse, (because tangible material stuff can be replaced), the laptop has our family’s personal information on. Socials, addresses, budget spreadsheets, appointments, etc. All of it. And someone just walked away with ALL of it.

When he told me, my mind wanted to panic. But I managed to sigh and take a deep breath. The discharge instructions and our nurse have clearly said NOT to stress during the next few days. I couldn’t get crazy. So, I listened as S. and I created a divide and conquer plan. I’ve contacted the credit bureaus and have initiated fraud alerts to prevent new accounts and credit from being opened. I’ve also contacted my companies’ security office(s) to make sure they are aware of it in case anything untoward happens.

The good news is I had a colleague tell me that the operating system that S. uses is one of the most difficult to encrypt and even if by some magic they were able to use the computer, they wouldn’t be able to access the files without being a hacker extraordinaire based on the additional protocols we use. That made me feel better. The bad news is the computer also had some sentimental pictures and things on it that are irreplaceable. Those things S. can’t get back and as he isn’t a big fan of clouds. It can pretty much be counted gone.  Also, are the notes and projects he has already started for his job.  That's okay though.  He is still in good spirits and I know it will be okay.

I hope everyone has a good evening and I will write again, soon.

-K


IVF CD19 Medications

  • Estradol - 2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day
IVF CD19 Symptoms
  • Cramps off and on (probable cause is endometrin)
  • Fatigue (probable cause is endometrin)
IVF CD19 Developments
  • Nothing worth mentioning
Next Appointment
  • Beta test day- 28 Oct 2016

IVF CD18: Babies Onboard!- The Embryo Transfer story

DISCLAIMER:  This post was written on the day of transfer, 16 Oct 2016.  I fell asleep before posting.  So I am posting today on 17 Oct 2016.  Thanks!

-K
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Hello everyone!

Today was our embryo transfer day! Oh my, what a day it has been lol.  I have to tell you that I may have the new record for funniest patient in our clinic's roster.  I'll get to that shortly.

This morning, I woke up and lay beside S. just enjoying the quiet time with him.  He was disappointed that he wouldn't be able to join me because someone would need to be with our children and make sure the family made it to church on time.  (For those new to the blog, we have a 10 yo from a previous relationship (mine-ours) and a beautiful 2 yo through adoption).  None of our family are aware we are undergoing fertility treatment, so we couldn't ask any of them to watch the kids without a lengthy Q&A because it is extremely rare for us to miss church.  Since lying is out of the question, it just made more sense for him to stay with the kids.  We discussed and how many embryos we would like to transfer (we weren't even sure how many were in place at this point), and before you knew it was time to go.

I started drinking my 24-26 ounces in the car as directed and was more than ready by the time I pulled into the clinic parking lot.  Unfortunately, they were not lol.  I suddenly became aware that my sitting down was adding more pressure to my bladder and my walking around the lobby to prevent myself from going to the potty was not helping.  I finally went to the lobby and BEGGED if I could void just a bit because I didn't think I could sit for the estimated 30 minutes it would take from then to exit of the clinic.  The receptionist was kind enough to direct me to the bathroom with the instructions to count to five and then stop.  (I'd been through something similar in my past so I knew I could stop mid-stream).

Gotta go!!!

I did that and it didn't help at all lol.  But I managed to go into the back room when called and strip waist down and cover my nether regions with a sheet--for about five minutes.  Suddenly, I had to go SO bad that I was literally in pain.I got up and walked around the tiny treatment room talking aloud to myself that I didn't have to go and it was all in my brain.  (If someone were watching on a camera, they'd have thought I'd suddenly lost it.)  After five more minutes I couldn't take it anymore and I opened the door, peaked in the hall, and announced to the nurse that I needed to drain something or we would have a cleanup on aisle 4.  They laughed and told me not to empty completely, just take a little off the top.  This repeated itself twice.

Finally, the doctor came in the treatment room with the sonographer and went over the day's plan.  In our previous post, I mentioned that we had 12 eggs retrieved, 9 were were mature, and 4 fertilized. We knew that they were still dividing on day two but had no update since then.  Well, our RE now informed me that one didn't want to play and completely stopped.  One had reached blastocyst stage and was beautiful.  The last two were dividing albeit at a bit slower pace.  So, there were three in the game.

After much thought and discussion, I stuck to the discussion S. and I had this morning.  We decided to transfer two.  It just made sense when we remembered the low sperm count, the IUI failure, the success of only 33% of the eggs retrieved, and  so much more.  So, our RE gave us the risks and pros and cons, and then I signed the paperwork for two embryos (embabies) to be transferred!

Dr. G. (our RE) prepped me for transfer and confirmed that my bladder was the perfect amount of full for them to have a clear picture of my uterus.  While she was doing this our embryologist left to assist the second embryo in hatching and to collect both embryos in a transfer catheter.  The cool part about all of this is I'm watching the selection and capture on the screen above my sonographer's head.  I saw my name come up along with my patient ID number and then my beautiful embabies!

My beautiful babies
The catheter was then inserted in me and my babies deposited snug in my uterus with a gentle puff of air.  Snug as a bug!  The catheter was then removed and checked to make sure it was empty. Dr. G wished me good luck and congratulations, asked me lie down for five minutes, await discharge instructions from the nurse, and wished me a great day.  The embryologist came in with the above photo of our babies!!!  Yay!!! Two babies on board!  Stick, babies, stick!

The nurse came relatively quickly and gave me a bunch on post instructions.  No heavy lifting (>25 pounds), no high impact aerobics, low impact aerobics may only include walking.  No intercourse or orgasms for five days.  Nothing too stringent.  After she left, I practically ran to the bathroom to relieve my bladder (which hated me by the way), came back and collected my things and departed with two embryos comfortably riding.

When in the parking lot to go home, it hit me that for all intents and purposes, I am pregnant and carrying two little babies inside me.  I had myself a good cry and a good prayer time in the car.  No matter what happens, I thank and praise God for His provision.  We've come a long way in this journey.  We never would have made it this far without Him.

So, that's my transfer story.  I'll be waiting for a call to see if our remaining baby has made it to freezable.  And I'll be checking in during our TWW to keep you updated!  Have a great day!

-K

IVF CD18 Medications

  • Estradol  -   2 pills taken orally (1 AM/1 PM)
  • Endometrin- 1 vaginal insert 3 times a day

IVF CD18 Symptoms
  • Cramps in abdomen (probable cause is endometrin)
IVF CD18 Developments
  • Two embryos transferred today!!
  • TWW starts tomorrow (Booooo)
Next Appointment
  • Beta test day- 28 Oct 2016



IVF CD13: Retrieval Day (long version)

Good evening.  I apologize for not writing or checking in earlier.  I'm a bit tired still, but RETRIEVAL IS DONE!!


I thought I've give my boring play by play for those who may be interested.  I hope this information helps someone.  As a disclaimer and a reminder, I am not a doctor nor nurse.  I might get a term incorrect, but I'll try my best to remain accurate to my experience.  Also, your experience may be different from mine depending on fertility clinic, protocol, etc.  Happy reading.

This morning S. and I were to leave the house at 0645 for our 0830 arrival and 1000 procedure.  We were running slightly behind, but fortunate to be on the road by 0653.  The procedure center is an hour and some change on a good day, but with our notoriously awful rush hour, that could switch up badly Thankfully, the first leg of our trip was uneventful (the Interstate moved pretty quick), however the second part not so much.  We called the center and were ten minutes late, but the receptionist told us not to worry and that was a relief.

Side-note:  Now, I've told you all that I've had mild cramping all week.  Nothing major, kind of like menstrual cramps, but not a big deal.  Ladies, oh my!  This morning, I was cramping and in such pain that I could barely walk straight.  I actually had to stop and breathe through those jokers.  It was progressively worse by the time I walked from the car to the main lobby to the pre-op area.  It should be noted I get bad ovulation cramps anyway.  Really bad ones.  I can always tell which side is ovulating because the cramping is real.  This time my right side (which has been the most active) was kicking my butt, but there was an equal dull ache on the other side.  NONE of this was felt yesterday beyond minor twinges/cramps.

We walked to the lobby area, presented our photo IDs, and the reason and time for our appointment. The receptionist was very pleasant and told us we were checked in and to have a seat.  About five minutes later, our nurse H. greeted us, verified our info, and walked us back to the pre-op area.  I was asked to jump on the scale for weight.  ( Four pounds are sitting there that were not there last week. I'm blaming the bloat!) I was then invited to void if I needed to (as many times as I needed to), strip to the hospital gown with only bra and socks on, given the hair and sock covers, and told to get into the bed until vitals could be run.  An identification bracelet was placed on my arm with my name and info for the day.  Fever and blood pressure were run thereafter.

S. was escorted to the donor area to do his part of the retrieval.  I really have to get him to write his experience.  LOL.  He said the donor area was the most professional thing he has ever seen in his life. LOL.  While he was gone, a new nurse came and introduced herself, verified my information, and went over the procedure, the post-procedure, consents, and verification of information.

Post-retrieval instructions
So, there are two types of triggers for this procedure--Lupron or HCG.  Because my estrogen counts have been so blessed high and the RE and staff are trying to keep me from overstimulating, I triggered with Lupron.  The nurse explained to me that when I went in I may or may not receive an HCG shot in my arm.  It would depend on my levels and the directions received from the doctor.  She wanted me to be aware so if I woke up with a new bandage, I'd know what had happened.  I asked the nurse if my cramping so badly were normal and she said it was.  She informed me that when I was done I would need to inhale Gatorade even more so than water with my levels.  If I'm doing 64 oz of hydration a day, 40 oz. need to be Gatorade or some type of electrolyte.  She also told me to up my protein A LOT.

Soon after, S. returned to the room just in time for the anesthesiologist to arrive.  I loved him.  I mean he was one of the highlights of the day.  Funny and quick.  He verified my information, explained what he was going to do, saw my bruised arm and the tape burn, informed me he would have to use the same site, but it wouldn't hurt (and it didn't--the guy is good), and then had me all set up for my IV.  It didn't take him anytime at all.  He told me he would see me in the room in about fifteen minutes and he went to set up.

Meanwhile S. is doing an awesome job of rubbing my belly and holding my hands through these nasty cramps.  We decided it was time to pray before the nurse came back to get me, and pray we did. I love my husband.  There is something wonderful about having someone love you so much that their prayers sound like a love letter for your soul.  Anyway, a few minutes later, the nurse who took my vitals arrived and escorted me to the bathroom for one more void.  We then went by my area to say my goodbye and love you to S. and the nurse led me to the room.

Once inside, the anesthesiologist was in place and introduced me to the embryologist who verified my information and the name of my husband and left the room, I assume to get the sample.  The nurse verified my information once again and then asked me to sit bare bottom on the covered table.

I heard the anesthesiologist give the time.  I thought he said 20-25 and I turned to ask if he was referring to egg count.  He laughed, so no, just giving the time, and the nurse asked me to move up just a bit, and then I was out. (That stuff is GOOD).

I woke up back in the recovery area with the nurse beside me but no S.  He'd gone to the pharmacy to downstairs to collect my prescription for pain meds. (The nurses had sent him to do to keep me from having to wait on the way out). I felt a dull cramp that bothered me when I moved.  The nurse saw the discomfort and asked if I wanted my IV med for pain.  We agreed on half the dosage and that helped quickly.  S. arrived from downstairs, asked how I felt, and I told him I thought the nurse told me we'd had 9 eggs.  S. told me I must have been groggy and asked the nurse again in my presence and found out we have 12!  Yay!
Whoohoo!  12 eggs!

We checked out shortly thereafter complete with menstrual pad and heating pads and stopped for something to eat. As soon as we were back in the car, I fought with nausea from potholes.  I came home and chugged Gatorade.  To the young lady I told that it didn't work for me...LIES.  I felt so much better.  I used the heat pad given to me at the center and lay down for a very long nap..interrupted by the need to frequently pee, but I did keep chugging Gatorade.

When I woke up this PM, I felt much better. A bit slow and still crampy, but not enough that I have used the pain meds.  I've eaten protein, taken my post-up Estradol and will start Endometrin tomorrow.  I'll work a half day tomorrow and will get back to you all with updates as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for reading!  I hope I didn't bore you.  Tomorrow, I'll post some things I didn't know, but for those who are coming up on retrieval, the immediate.

1.  Be prepared for the possibility of major cramps on retrieval day.
2.  Make sure you have your Gatorade ready.  It really does help.
3.  You will be given a pad to wear home.  There will be spotting.  It will not be lots.
4.  Rest.  I slept for about four hours and my body appreciated it.  I also took it slow because getting up and laying down HURT.
5.  Let your lovie spoil you.  It was nice to have S. beside me and making me feel super special.
6. Try to relax.  It's out of your hands.  Whatever happens, will happen.  You've done your part.

Have a great evening!
-K