Wants vs. needs. It’s a constant internal struggle. Growing up in a blue collar family in a very rural part of Iowa I understood the difference between wants and needs from an early age. Needs were always met. Wants were a rare treat, something to be cherished.
Now that I am older I am able to satisfy more of my wants. Of course not every want is satisfied, but the line between wants and needs has been blurred. Sometimes wants seem more like needs, but they are not. They are really still just wants.
So how did I want this IVF cycle to go? Well, quite obviously I wanted lots of mature eggs leading to lots of viable embryos leading to two healthy babies.
That’s not going to happen.
So what do I need? I only need one follicle, leading to one egg, leading to one embryo, leading to one sweet baby.
Update: Still have three growing follicles. Retrieval will be Saturday.