(Just be thankful that it was just now I made an 'egg' joke!)
The retrieval went just fine! It was a little nerve-wrecking, but we were in a nice room and Walter got to stay with me til I was wheeled down the hall and he was there when I woke up.
Fun fact: At this point I was excited for the retrieval for more than one reason. My ovaries were swelling and I was so bloated it was hard to breathe. A typical ovary is the size of a small walnut... my ovaries were EACH the size of a large grapefruit (about the size twins at 24 weeks in the womb!). My stomach and I had seen better days.
As soon as I woke up, these women know how to put one at ease, they told me they retried 12 good, mature eggs. Fabulous, since their goal was 10. I also got a water jug. For those of who who do not know I've been whining about how bad I wanted one of these for awhile. I just think it will be super helpful during this time where water consumption is a MUST.
I requested to only have half of the eggs retrieved fertilized a long time ago. Something that was a struggle for us to have approved. It's a risk, but it was worth it to share our faith and our beliefs on life.
Later we got THE call.
1 egg not approved for fertilization or freezing. It was discarded.
5 eggs were frozen Tuesday at 2PM.
6 eggs attempted fertilization, all but one did.
WE HAVE FIVE EMBRYOS! FIVE LITTLE WALLHEIMER BABIES!
Two will be transferred either Thursday or Saturday.
The other three will be frozen for a later date/decision.
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to bring my babies home.