Yesterday was my egg retrieval and it went really well. Dr. Witten said a few follicles must have been hiding during the ultrasound, because he retrieved eleven eggs. And then we received a call today that eight of those eggs had fertilized! We made embryos - lots of them!
So I am a little freaked out. But freaked out in a good way.
I had resigned myself that (if it worked at all) this would be the last time I'd be pregnant. I know all eight embryos won't continue to grow. Last time, five eggs fertilized and only three were still alive for our embryo transfer. Depending on the quality of embryos we have Sunday, our doctors will transfer two or three. However, if we have more than that, we could end up with extra embryos to freeze and use later.
This is a great scenario because if I don't become pregnant from this cycle, we would have frozen embryos to use. That procedure is much more simple and less expensive.
But what if I do have a baby (or two!) from this cycle? I think it would be a miracle to have more kids. It just wasn't something I saw in my future. So now I am adjusting the picture I have in my head.
It may be that nothing comes out of this. We may end up with the single baby I had planned. It is great to open myself up to God's awesome and impossible design again, though. Just when I think I have it all figured out, here comes the most wonderful curve ball...
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