The Dirty Dozen.April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Posted in IVF #5: This is IT. | 11 Comments
(Forgive the title, it’s the wittiest I can come up with on short notice.)
They got 12 eggs at the retrieval.
Which, if you recall, is merely one more than the number of eggs we got with O’s cycle.
I feel like someone went into my vajayjay with a needle or something.
But it’s not too bad – I’ve only taken tylenol this far.
Not bad, not bad at all.
Transfer will be some time on Monday. Day three.
J and I have decided to go along with our doctor’s recommendation and transfer two embryos.
There are lots of reasons we’re going to do this.
Because this is what we did on the cycle where we got pregnant with O.
Because my risk of miscarriage is depressingly high given my age and uterus shape.
Because this is our last cycle and we want to feel confident that we did everything we could to maximize our chances of getting pregnant.
Because my doctor recommends it.
If you believe the statistics my doctor has told us, this gives us a nearly 50% chance of a positive pregnancy test and a 15% chance of getting pregnant with twins.
I can’t say that last statistic isn’t sobering for me. 15% isn’t zero.
We’ll just have to cross that bridge if we get to it, that’s all.