This morning was retrieval day and it went really well!
Dr. M was actually working this week and I was the only retrieval scheduled today (last time there were 8!) so it was nice and relaxing and I had plenty of time to talk to him before and after the procedure.
They retrieved 18 eggs! That's pretty much exactly what we expected/hoped for based on my last ultrasound. It's a relief to get to this point - I can start crossing a few worries off my list.
Now comes the fun part - waiting, praying, and more waiting. Tomorrow we'll get the fertilization report. After that it's just going to be 'wait and see'. At some point over the next three days Dr. M will make the decision about a transfer. It could still go either way. It's going to based on how I'm doing and how the embryos are doing in the lab (assuming we have some, of course).
In the meantime, they gave me a prescription that should help prevent severe OHSS and I'm supposed to eat of all of the salt and protein and drink all of the Gatorade. Hopefully I don't develop any complications!
Thanks again for all of the support and well wishes!!