It’s been four days since my egg retrieval, and I’m happy to say that I’m feeling pretty good. I had some bloating in my abdomen on the first day, but by the day after, I was feeling almost 100%. I skipped my Bar Method on Tuesday, but I’ve been back everyday since Wednesday.I had general anaesthetic, so the procedure was pretty straight forward for me. The IV probably hurt the most. I remember the nurse putting in the first drug, and she asked how I was feeling, and I said fine, as if the drugs weren’t putting me to sleep, then the next thing I knew, I was in recovery, and the nurse was asking if I wanted DH to come in.
I was in recovery for about 45 minutes, just to wake up. I had random bursts of tears. I wasn’t sad, or in pain, but I just had to cry. The embryologist came by and told me I had 15 eggs! I was hoping for more, I’m not sure why, probably because when we first met with our RE, he said the goal was 14, and I always want to be the best, so 15 wasn’t good enough for me. haha
On day 1 (day after ER), the lab called and said out of the 15 eggs, 10 were fertilized. The embryologist was already predicting a day 5 transfer. On day 2, out of the 10 fertilized, 9 were growing, and 1 was slow, but they were going to keep an eye on it. Of the 9 that were growing, 6 were average or above, and 3 were below average. Overall, it’s doing pretty well.
On day 3, the 10th egg started to grow. So now we have 10 zygotes (I guess? Not quite embryos yet) that were growing. 6 were again average or above, and 3 of those were doing really well. The remaining 4 were below average, but still growing.
Today is day 4! I just got of the phone with the lab, and we have 5 embryos that are exactly where the embryologist wants them to be at, and the other 5 are growing slower. She didn’t give me the number for the “super awesome” ones like the embryologist from yesterday did, but I’m still ecstatic with the results!
My transfer will be tomorrow at 9:30am! Sadly, I’ll have to miss my Bar Method class 😦
Any insight on activity after transfer? I’ve read a study that showed a negative correlation between bed rest and implantation. I’ll probably take it easy that day, maybe run a couple errands, but resume normal activity (sans Bar Method 😦 ) on Monday.