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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ovary egg hunt!

Just wanted to post a quick blog about my retrieval today......

34 eggs!!!!!

I'm still kind of in shock. I knew there would be a lot, but not quite that many.  Now I just have to wait for my report on fertilization tomorrow.  Hopefully most of them were mature and fertilize and yield us some beautiful blastocysts in 5 days!!!! 
I am sitting on the couch recovering.  I am in quite a bit of pain.  I am hoping this is very normal and not the start of OHSS.  DH and I went to the grocery store afterwards and loaded on up on lots of protein type foods.  Now I am crossing my fingers to not hyperstim so we can proceed with a fresh transfer.  If all goes well we are scheduled for a 9:15am transfer this coming Sunday!  

As promised, courtesy of my lovely hubby....some pics from our retrieval today...

Getting gowned up:

All ready to go!

Reading a book while waiting for the doctor

Just came out of retrieval. Not quite awake from anesthesia
Starting to come to....so attractive!
Isn't my husband wonderful for getting such a beautiful close-up of me?
Doing some grocery shopping after leaving the surgery center.  Can't quite walk yet.  I never want to get old!!


  1. Wow! 34! That is wonderful! I hope everything works out!

  2. WOW! Great news! Love the pics! iclw

  3. Wow that is a great amount of eggs- will be praying everything goes smoothly for the rest of the cycle!!

  4. Thanks so much ladies! I am praying to be able to do a fresh transfer! I really appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers!

  5. Hey! I recognize that surgery center! I was in that same exact room a little more than 2 months ago. Let me guess, everyone wore purple, right? I have graduated now--onto ob/gyn care. Fingers crossed and wishing you the best of luck

  6. 34 Eggies - that is amazing! Congratulations!! And much, much luck - looks like your Fert report is off to a good start!