Triggered

4 Jul

Last night at 10:45, my sweet wife prepared an injection that I gave myself. It was full of HCG — the hormone that causes women to ovulate. Exactly 36 hours later — tomorrow at 10:45 am — the doctor will insert a long ultrasound-guided needle into my vagina. It will pierce the wall of my ovaries and suck up all of the those extra eggs that I have been producing. Then, a team of embryologists will insert an individual sperm into each of the viable eggs (a process call Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI). They will baby sit the embryos for between three and five days and then we will put one or two of them into my uterus. With any luck, the rest will go in the freezer for future pregnancy attempts.

I am feeling excited, nervous and a little weepy about the whole thing. It’s been a tough slog until now. I keep clinging to the stats, which are currently in our favour. I hope that we aren’t getting our hopes too high. I guess we’ll know for sure in about three weeks. And then another adventure will begin.

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