I finally talked with one of the embryologists at St. Mungo's. Of the 17 eggs retrieved yesterday, 13 of those were mature. All 13 of them fertilized normally with ICSI.
So we currently have a "baker's dozen" of embryos! Here's hoping that they continue to develop normally.
I had my first PIO injection last night. I decided I would give myself the first injection, first because I wanted to show MM the proper technique for an intramuscular injection (I never did get fruit for him to practice on, as I'd planned), and second because I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I will probably let MM do most of the rest, especially the ones on the left side, but I think it went fine.
Piercing my skin and muscle with the needle hardly hurt at all. I warmed the PIO to body temperature before I injected, and I still had to depress the plunger SLOOOOOOOOWLY because it is so thick. I had only a little pain during the injection. I applied a warm pad to the area after injecting and also walked around (including a 15-minute walk with the dogs) to help the medication absorb into the muscle.
Today there is no visible sign that I had a shot there, but there is some soreness deep down in the muscle. Ouch! I will have to stay on these until 12 weeks of pregnancy if our cycle works, so I'm looking at about 70 more PIO injections. I can only imagine how my a$$ will feel by the time I'm done with them. . . .
I'm proud of myself. Before IF, I couldn't even stand to prick my own finger. Now I can give myself injections! Ah, the personal growth, LOL.