The last couple of days we have been taking it easy and winding down as my meds make me more and more tired. We did have a BEAUTIFUL day yesterday where it was sunny the whole day...yes in fact, the entire day. We headed straight for the Lincoln Park Zoo, right in the middle of the city. Who better to spend our sunny day with than some new friends?
We also have a new favorite friend; her name is Geneva. Just like the town we visited! That is because she hails from said Geneva and is our new mascot. We thought we needed someone to represent this trip. It was cold the other day (as you can see by her scarf in this picture), so we went to the movies to see "My Life in Ruins" which was a cute girl movie. We have been so glad to have this great girl time, which we don't often get to have back at home.Well, it is almost time for the nesting to end, as tomorrow is our egg retrieval day! Yay! Brian is flying up to Chicago as I type and I am so excited to see him. We were so glad he got one last day in NC, as today was his brother's high school graduation. Congratulations Patrick! We are so proud of you!
So tomorrow we will head to our IVF center in Chicago at 7am for our 8am retrieval. They are hoping they will retrieve at least 10 eggs, if not more. Then they will be fertilized tomorrow afternoon and start growing! We should know on Monday how many were fertilized and I will post then. Hopefully they will grow in a little hormone bath (too bad I don't have any mini bath salts) for five days and then the strongest two will be implanted back in my uterus on on Friday. My doctor calls this time the embryo beauty pageant. Please keep us in your prayers tomorrow at 8am (central time) that the doctor be skilled, the scientists in the lab that are fertilizing the egg have God with them as they fertilize them, and that the embryos grow healthy and strong.
Before I formed you in your mother's womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.