Thursday, August 27, 2009

please don't punch me in the ovary

If you haven't seen "Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy" you are really missing out. Will Ferrel and Christina Applegate star as co-anchors who kindof hate each other.. or do they?! I especially like the part where these two hurl insults and threats at each other once the mikes go off. "I'm gonna hit you in the ovary. Yep, right in the baby maker."

Why has that quote been buzzing around in my head all day? Oh, ya.. because I have ovaries the size of oranges! And they're kindof achy.

Yes, my friends, it is trigger time! Mr. Foxy came home from work 5 minutes before it was time for my 8:20 PM shot. I was prepared to freak out at 8:30, so there's a disaster averted. Egg retrieval is Saturday, early in the morn'. I am all hopped up on estrogen - my E2 went from 1820 yesterday to a dazzling 3172 today. My highest ever! It's not high enough for anyone to panic, but they did schedule me 1st in line for egg retrieval Saturday. They call me "party ovaries".

Specifically, we may be looking at 15-20 mature eggs. Given my age there will be a fair percentage of duds and non-fertilizers, but that's why my RE wanted to push for more.
Will post an update Saturday. For now I'm very excited and pretty darned optimistic!

In other news.. the prospective part-time nanny came over today and Waffle Girl is in love! I am too. I knew she was a musician in the Old Country who is mostly cleaning houses here and has her own little girl. I was happy to learn that she runs a weekend preschool group (lots of toddler experience!) and directs the church choir, too. She will surely teach my girl to be a brilliant performer before kindergarten. Yay! I'm super happy about this.


  1. That's all fantastic news!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you on Saturday. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

    And there is almost nothing better to help alleviate anxiety than to find the right nanny! We love ours, and it's made all the difference in the world. I hope she's the perfect fit for your guys!

  2. Woo hoo! Retrieve those eggs! And shut your mouth about being old, I had 20 pulled from my 25 year old body and only 8 were worth anything. :)

    Hope your ovaries feel better after they get drained on Saturday and I really hope that the first time is a charm for you AGAIN!

  3. Ashley - I stand corrected. Let's just hope I come up with a couple embies as lovely as yours.

    Thank you Gwynn!

  4. Yes I remember that "I'll punch you in the ovaries" quote! All the best with this cycle.