The Retrieval

The retrieval was today and it was successful. Will tells me (I was drugged with Versed and Demerol) that we harvested 21 eggs with 18 of them mature and viable. The doc said that was alot! I have slept most of today and repeatedly asked Will the same questions over and over. I am doing fine with only a few aches every once and a while. Will, also had a good day. His sample count was the best it has been thus far. So, for now, we wait until they fertilize for approximately 5 or 6 days and then the big day will be here the middle of next week. Yea!!


It’s been a tiring week and it’s not even over. I have been in Lubbock everyday since Sunday. I know God is fine-tuning everything and making just the right preparations needed to get us through all of this. After a rough week, last night, the elders of our church prayed over us and blessed us and this whole process. It was so refreshing! It was completely amazing to feel God’s presence around through 27? Godly men! Will and I were at such peace and are so happy to be part of God’s family.

What we’ve been going to Lubbock for…

This is what Cilla’s right ovary looks like as of 10 a.m. this morning (March 1st).

This is Cilla’s right ovary seen from two different angles. In these views you can see six follicles, each of which should contain a single egg. From watching the sonogram a few times, I’d guess that the largest follicle on the right is about 20 millimeters (0.78 inches) across. When they move the sonogram head around you can see many other follicles. She probably has a dozen or so on each ovary. The body is amazing. The ability for technology to image the inside of her body is amazing.

Right now, the egg retrieval is scheduled for Saturday. By then, each of the follicles on each ovary should be around 20 millimeters. I predict we’ll get 17 eggs total.