Thursday, September 15, 2011

A year ago today...

One year ago today I was in Akron preparing for surgery, THE surgery. The egg retrieval surgery for IVF #1. This was the egg retrieval that led to Foster.

We were so hopeful on this day last year. It was all finally happening. The hundreds of pills and injection that I had just taken in the past month or two were finally all paying off. I was slightly nervous because I had to be put to sleep for surgery and anesthesia used to scare me (HA!).

On September 15th 2010 they retrieved 24 eggs from my ovaries, of which 12 were mature (which we would learn the next day).  11 of those eggs fertilized normally. On the end there were 7 embryos that progressed far enough for transfer or freeze. We transfered two and froze five.

{the page of embryos created from this egg retrieval}

Two of those "frozen five" would later be transfered during our second IVF (an FET) and one of those two IS Foster. Such an amazing thing to see.

So today I am EXTREMELY thankful for a year ago today because it made Foster possible and brought me to where I am today. Sitting on the couch with Foster amazed by the miracle that he is and loving more than I ever knew was possible.

So thankful. I will never forget September 15th.

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1 comment:

  1. Aw, what a difference a year makes! :)