Saturday, June 26, 2010

Baker's Dozen

Today could not have gone any better! We arrived at Lilavati Hospital on time and got into a room in a rather timely manner for India time standards. Right at 10 am, they took me to the OR to get ready for egg pick up. The procedure takes longer to prepare and recover from than the actual egg pick up. All week, my scans were showing 8-9 eggs, but today they retrieved 13 eggs!!! I was in shock when I woke up and Dr. Yash told me. I started crying and looking at Stephen in disbelief. Thirteen beats my number last year and far surpassed our expectations for this attempt. Since I am another year older, had a cyst, showed smaller numbers in the scans, this was a welcome surprise.

We feel very confident with our surrogate and the transfer will take place on Monday. Because Continental doesn't have "M" class tickets (a code for a coach seat at a certain price point), we will be here for the transfer. We are both anxious to get home to our little man, but it is ok that we will have to wait. I am glad that we can be here for the transfer and see our lovely surrogate again.

Please keep us in your prayers, as this is the time when we need them most. We have done all that we can possibly do to increase our chances, the rest is out of our hands. Tomorrow will be a relaxing day for us and we are looking forward to it. I didn't post yesterday, because we slept all day. Literally. We came back from breakfast with another SI couple here around 11 and slept until 8 pm or so. We did sleep through most of the night, but were disturbed by a 2:30 am knock at our door from the laundry man (?!?). We told him to go away and had a hard time getting back to bed.

We have been eating pizza every night for dinner. Breakfast is usually at the buffet downstairs. The eggs are made to order and we grab a ton of fresh fruit. Lunch is usually a microwave meal that we brought with us. We are out of ravoli, so it looks like tomorrow is macaroni and cheese. Yum!! While we were waiting to be discharged this afternoon, we started talking about the meals we want when we get home. Stephen wants a big juicy porterhouse steak and I want some chicken. It has been almost a week since we have had meat. It is starting to affect our thoughts! :) haha.

Thanks for all your support and comments. We have received a ton of emails and facebook comments also. We try to get back to you all, but the internet is in and out at the hotel. We love and miss you all. Can't wait to see you when we get back to the US. Stevie told us this morning as we skyped, three days left!!!!

10 comments:

Kerrie and Mark said...

Congrats on lucky number 13!! I hope everything goes as planned on Monday and in two weeks your get a positive.

Laura Beth said...

Congrats on 13...that is wonderful. Continuing to pray that everything goes as planned Monday and you can get home to Stevie. Your new surrogate is beautiful and she lucky to have met the two of you :) Love ya, lb

Janell said...

Congratulations Daria and Stephen! Great news! I just know this is going to be wonderful! You are in my thoughts constantly. You are doing so good! Enjoy a day of rest. Love, Janell

Amber and Brian said...

Wonderful news! Wishing you tons of baby dust. You guys our in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

Lucky number 13 as Gerry would say (its his birthday and his favorite number). Wishing you all the best for a perfect transfer and positive results in the weeks to come.

Amani said...

What a fanstastic result!!!! All the best of baby dust for fertilisation, transfer and a positive result. xxx

Karissa said...

I am so happy to hear your fabulous news! Keeping all of you in my thoughts....love and miss you!! XOXOX

Jennifer said...

All my thoughts are with you guys. You crack me up with the food but I feel the same way whenever we travel out of the country

tjudle said...

Fingers crossed for awesome fertilization rate and embryo transfer to match your egg retrieval success.

Oddity Acres Clan said...

Ohhh what a brilliant number!

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