Wednesday, July 1, 2009

5 little guys...or girls...come on embies! Grow!!!

My retrieval was yesterday and it went very smoothly. I was surprised at how easy it was and I really didn't feel bad after at all. I slept for a few hours in the afternoon but was up and at'em by the evening.

Results...6 eggs retrieved. Fertilization result...5 little embies! Ok, I know that number isn't going to win any awards, but it is 5 more fertilizations than we've achieved over the past 19 months.

And I'm pleased to report that I have a transfer scheduled for Friday (Day 3), but was told that I may get a call in the AM moving it to Sunday (Day 5), depending on how they develop. Now I just need the progesterone to do its magic and thicken up my lining. I asked the nurse today if I should start doubling up on the suppositories (I'm also taking a POI shot each morning - oh so fun!) and she laughed and said no, that I should be good. Anything to get the environment just right for my emby or embies.

On a slightly funny note...I have 2 older brothers. One has 4 kids and one has 2 and is expecting his 3rd in August. So I called my mom after I got the fertilization result and told her that I'm the child of hers that has the most kids at this moment. Guess it isn't all that funny but always trying to find the humor in this difficult time.

Gonna keep on taking it one day at a time and praying for quality because I sure don't have quantity!


  1. 5 is great! Grow, little ones, grow!

    I'm glad to hear the ER was uneventful. You are lucky, and I hope your luck continues!

    I'm thinking of you!!

  2. That's fabulous! Keep up your positive attitude! It can do wonders! I will continue to pray for you and your little embies!

  3. Glad your post-retrieval recovery was quick and that you had 5 little eggies fertilize.

    I'll be away so want to wish you the best of stickiness on whichever day you have the transfer!

  4. Those are GREAT numbers! Congrats!!! It's an excellent fertilization report. 83% to be exact. :-D I'm really happy for you, and I have high hopes that this will result in a pregnancy for you. Best of luck. :-D

  5. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and your 5 embries! :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I'm not really sure how I stumbled across yours but either way, I'm here and I feel your pain.

    Our next step would be another IUI with clomid and an HCG shot. However, since we've already done 3 we are running low on funds and have a wait a few months to build out HSA savings back up.

    It will happen, I just have to give it time, right?

  7. Great news, good luck with your transfer!

  8. I'm so glad for the good report! Hoping things continue to go well.