Throughout the chaos of my Egg Collection and my HORRENDOUS recovery, we found out how many future babies we had developing into embryos! This made the whole experience worth it. The recovery was awful, but the result was amazing.
First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I feel like I should have done more research on what exactly was happening. My first thought after the collection was "Holy shit, so I could have 28 babies?!" LOL! I was SO wrong. I was so doped up and sick I just couldn't think straight. It's funny to look back at that now!
I got a call from the Embryologist a few days after collection when I was feeling the WORST. She told me that we had a total of 9 BEAUTIFUL EMBRYOS ready to freeze!!!! I didn't realize that DUH, they wouldn't all fertilize. But then I thought, "Holy shit, so we could have 9 babies!?" So crazy! We were so glad that we had so many chances!
I actually felt kind of mad about it. Like, clearly my hubbie's sperm and my eggs like each other. WTF was the problem just getting it done naturally!?
Then I calmed down and had a feeling of joy! Aweeeee, we have 9 little embryos waiting for my cozy womb! I feel super connected to them. My motherly instincts have already kicked in. I want to protect them. I want to hold them in my hand and keep them safe. I don't know if anyone else felt the same? This whole journey is so up and down!
The Embryologist then went on to let me know that they would be sending out the samples in a few days for genetic testing, and when they got the results we would be ready for our FET. I will talk more about this later.
After processing this information, I had this thought: Some of you reading this may be very angry or upset about your own situation. I felt sad for those of you who could not collect many eggs. We went from 28 eggs waiting to fertilize, down to 9. I know it can just take one, but still. I realized that some of you have to go through the IVF shots and Egg Collection multiple times for your babies. You are warriors. You are amazing. You are strong. I understand if you have to be mad reading this post.