Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Retrieval update...



We arrived at the clinic at 8:30am, this morning. We no more than arrived and they called us back. Nurse L was my main nurse. She and my nurse anesthetist, kept Alex and me laughing the entire hour that we waited. I'm not kidding...when they finally took me back to the OR, I had a headache from laughing so hard.

We retrieved six eggs, today. My first thought was...only six? God quickly reminded me, that he only needs one to work with. :) On our way home from retrieval/transfers, Alex always takes me through the same restaurant to get my lunch. They have those crinkle cut fries and a really good grilled cheese. I'm always starving, by the time we get home. I was in need of pain medication, by the time we arrived home. It kicked in fast...I could barely get my fries and grilled cheese down, before it kicked in. It helped me sleep for about 4 hours, which was nice.



I will receive daily fertilization reports, starting tomorrow. I'll keep you guys updated!

Love to all,
Jill

29 comments:

Jen and Jared said...

Awesome girl! Special day!!!!!! Love you! Oh hey, let me know if I can do anything for you while you are recovering!

Love,
Jen

Heather said...

Okay...crinkle fries and a grilled cheese sounds like heaven to me right now!!! Hope the pain meds continue to work and help you! Take it easy, girlie! God is working....I believe it. That means you can rest!!!
Looking forward to more updates!

The Patterson's said...

I completely understand your thought on six...especially since it's exactly what I had, too. I'll pray that they are able to fertilize all six and they grow to wonderful 8-celled embryos or more!

elainaann said...

:) I'm believing this is it, Sister!!!


And great grilled cheese? I need to know more about this restaurant.

becca said...

woo hoo!! you need anything?? I had no idea it was such an "invasive" procedure with ORs and recovery times (I know, I know nothing... but I'm learning!)
Here's hoping for triplets :)

becca said...

oh yeah, I wanna know this place with grilled cheese and crinkle fries...

Leslie Laine said...

Congrats, Jill! This is great news! Glad to hear that things went so well. You're right - God only needs one! :)

Thinking of you and praying...

amy said...

Been thinking about you today! Every time you popped in my head I prayed for you- that everything would go perfectly today and God would guide the talented hands of those embryologists! Hope you're feeling better-- I guess it's nothing fries and a grilled cheese can't make better (talk about MY kind of lunch!)! Keep us posted!

Elaine said...

Hey Jill. I am just catching up on your blog. My fingers are crossed for you guys. I will be stalking your blog for updates :) I will be on my knees praying for you too!

KE II said...

Great news Jill, 6 is awesome, you're right, our Great God only needs one!! Hope you rest and recover and prayer that God calms your anxious hearts in this time of waiting, waiting, reports and waiting...

Faith said...

Yippee!!! So glad that everything went well and so thankful for those six eggs (did you notice that's how many are in the picture too?!?) You're right, God can do it no matter how many eggs there are! I've been praying for you every time the Lord brought you to my mind. I pray that God will give you a continued peace in the waiting.

Love you! Faith

High Maintenance Mama said...

JILL!!! I've learned quite a bit about the IVF process from your blog... still a lot more I could learn I'm sure... BUT... how neat is it that you get to be updated with a progress report on your little eggs and their progression!!! Now that is amazaing!!! Your little babies are on the way!!!!!! Side note... our house went under contract today!! We are closing on/by the 23rd of this month... should be FUN!!!!

Love you!!

Shannon said...

Six sounds like a lot to me!! I can't wait for the updates.

What a great day!

kelliegene said...

I've been thinking about you and Alex all day and praying for you.

twondra said...

Yay!!! I know someone who had 6 and was pregnant with twins. You're right...it only takes 1! I'm so happy for you!!! Can't wait to hear the fertilization report. :)

Rathi said...

Praying for you as well! Keep us posted and take it easy!!

Mel said...

6 sounds like a pretty darn good number to me, Jill. My RE always said the quality, not the quantity, is ALL THAT MATTERS.
I will probably miss updates on everything over the next few days, but know you'll still be in my heart and prayers and I will be loving on those little embryos all the way from my hospital room in Dallas, Texas.
*hugs*

Catrisha T said...

Can't wait to hear the fertilization report. 6 is GREAT!! And you're right all it takes is ONE. Fingers crossed that this is the cycle. Thinking of you and hugs.

PS: Hope your feeling better by the time you read this and you're resting well.

G & H said...

Yeah! Praise God and you are right HE only needs one!

Thinknig and praying for you!

Alice said...

Still praying!!! Can't wait to hear the updates. You can see what time it is when I posted this but I couldn't go to bed without seeing how it went today (I even made Brian come read it with me....he was smiling from ear to ear the whole time we were reading, we were reading together with such excitement). We LOVE being parents and want others to experience the same ups and downs of parenting.

Seraphim said...

Jill, sending up prayers and so glad you are home safe and sounds. Lots of love to you and your man xxxx

andrea_jennine said...

Alright! Can't wait to hear the next news.

It's only 7:30 in the morning here, and you have me craving grilled cheese...

Emily said...

Praying for GREAT news this week and in the weeks to follow! Hope you are resting great and feeling the peace that passes understanding!

Anonymous said...

love you!!!!! ab

Hilary said...

Thinking about you both right now :)

La La said...

What an exciting time! I've got my fingers crossed for six beautiful embies!!

Nikki said...

I remember how hungry I was after the egg retrieval. Good thing you have something better than Indian food to go for :). You are in my heart and prayers. I can't wait to hear how the fertilization goes.

Love you!

Monte and Missy said...

We're supposed to leave March 14 - Monte's B-day - and come back the following Thurs. March 19th. We have 10 of us from Calvary committed to go and Casey & Cheryl are coming down to go with us too. Some of the stuff we've been hearing from Mexicans near us, news, and other mission leaders in our state is very discouraging about traveling there at this time. We shouldn't ignore wise counsel, but it's just discerning that wise counsel...ya know?
Thanks for your prayers!
We're praying for the children God is gonna bless you guys with!

Kristen said...

Praying for you today and this week. I pray that your pain goes away soon and that those embryologists can do well at getting those embryos going. :)
Yummy lunch, sound fabulous!

Love the updates, I will be checking often for embryologist updates. :)