I seem to have some pretty good ovaries! They have grown lots of good sized follicles which are ready to go! The nurse told me at my second scan today that she would “eat her imaginary hat” if the egg retrieval wasn’t on Wednesday and low and behold I got the call to say Wednesday is the day!
When they collect my eggs I’ll be sedated but not completely put to sleep. I’m not worried about it but I’ve never had a light sedation before so hoping I don’t remember any of it! I’ll be wearing my lovely socks given to me as part of my #ttcluckycharmexchange that I found through Instagram.
I can’t say I’ve indulged in the love for unicorns that lots of people seem to have at the minute but a bit of magic has got to be good, right? The whole package is so thoughtful and carefully picked out. The Instagram TTC/Infertility community has been so supportive!
Egg collection gets us closer but there is still no guarantee that we will have our little baby L by the end of it 😕 Got to think positive as much as possible, while still guarding myself if the 48.8% chance of it working doesn’t tip in our favour! I used to think that IVF meant you had a baby. I used to be very naive!
I had a friend buy me nettle tea as it’s supposed to help with the lining of the uterus and it seems to have worked. Mine is nice and thick and squishy, or so they tell me, which will be perfect for when the fertilised egg is ready to go back in 😊 I’ll admit, when I first made a cup I was slightly put off by the slight scent of wee but you soon get used to it! 😂
IVF Tip #3 – it might smell like wee but drink nettle tea as it works (even if it is a total placebo just go with it and believe!)