Why yes, actually. They are in a petri dish!
Mingling and growing and like any normal siblings they are fighting and competing to get to the finish line first. Kids, I tell ya.
... Maybe I should start with yesterday's retrieval....
We got to the clinic, I got ready and by ready I mean undressed, went to meet Jeff in our section. I filled out some forms, answered questions and kissed Jeff good bye so he can go, umm, take care of business. They hooked up the IV and took me to the OR. There I laid down and they strapped my arms downs while the anesthesia kicked in. The doctor and the rest of the medical peeps were discussing whether the anesthesia causes a pain or a burning sensation when it hits the vein, (I felt paint) and the next thing I know I'm awake in my original bed all alone.
Then the nurse came to check on me and brought Jeff in. She got me some Ginger Ale and Cinnamon Graham crackers to help wake me up. And since I felt very selfish and didn't want to share any with Jeff, I ate that thing fast, very fast. The doctor then came and informed me that 8 eggiess were retrieved and that everything looked good (Why thankyou, I try) and that they would be calling me with an embryology report.
......Which brings me back to today......
I got my first report.
Out of the 8 eggies, 6 of them were matured and we have 100% fertilization. So we currently have 6 embabies doing their thing. I'm expecting a call later today to set up a transfer on Tuesday morning. Or depending on how they continue to develop at that point, the transfer might be Thursday morning. We shall see.
Oh, tonight will be Jeff's turn to become an injector. Progesterone Oil shots begin and will continue until transfer day. I'm also on Medrol (steroids) 4 times a day for 5 days and Doxycycline 2 times a day for 5 days again. I hate Doxycycline, its the antibiotics that gave me hell in December and made me throw up every single time I took it. Me no likey.