Tuesday, June 16, 2009

we're going to pump you up

Great news from Chicago! The retrieval went well on Monday and they retrieved 19 eggs! The surgery went great and I didn't have any complications. Brian had flown in the night before and I can't tell you the relief to have him here with me. Yesterday we were told that 15 out of the 19 eggs were fertilized and as of today (Tuesday) all 15 are still growing and dividing! This is very rare, as usually some of them have already been voted off the island by this point in the game. I guess our little Hege embryos are just too big and strong...

That means that we will let them continue to be big kids and grow in the lab until Friday, when they will tranfer the prettiest two back into my uterus. Where they can be all cudly and warm. Yay! Thank you everyone for all your prayers. I love getting all the emails and texts and it really helps keep our hearts in the right place to know we are covered in prayer from coast to coast.

This week is now for relaxing and healing from Sunday's procedure. My mom left yesterday and is safe and sound back in NC. We were so glad she could be here to take care of me over the last 2 weeks! Tonight we have our fancy date night at the Signature Room at the top of the Sears tower. Then we're hoping to snag some tickets to tomorrow's Cubs vs. White Sox game.

I'll try to post an update on Thursday to let everyone know what time Friday's procedure will be. After which, we're hitting the road back to NC. On the road again...

It was the tiniest thing
I ever decided to put my whole life into.
~Terri Guillemets


Joey&Casey said...

so glad that you two lovebirds are getting some quality time together in spite of everything. That baseball game sounds fun!!! Enjoy your dinner:)

~Laura and Geoff~ said...

great closing quote. We're so happy that things are going well, and that the Hege Eggies are SUPERSTARS! You know they are just fighting between themselves to try to be the best of the best, wanting to the one of the lucky 2. Enjoy your fancy-schmancy dinner~