Now, I know there are a couple other egg freezing blogs out there where the women get 30+ eggs. But the reality is that, at least according to their website, NYU's average is 14 (note: I was not a patient of NYU). My doctor set my expectations at 8-10. And they say it takes 15-20 for a good chance at having a real, live, unfrozen baby.
I am quite happy with my 18 little bundles of hope. What does 18 mean to me? It means that I don't have to go through a second cycle. It means that I accomplished what I set out to do. This doesn't guarantee that I will ever have a biological child, but I feel that I've done what I could to give myself (and future husband???) a fighting chance.