Friday, February 29, 2008

Transfer day and great news!

We had our transfer this morning. The embryologist was so happy to come in and share good news with us. Out of the 11 fertilized, we had the following: 8A, 8A, 8B, 8B, 8B, 6B, 6C, 6C, 6C the others stopped growing. So with the doctors recommendation, we transferred 3 and froze 3. She'll wait a few days to see how the C's do to decide if she'll freeze those as well. So if for any reason this cycle would fail, we still have one more shot. And if it is successful, we have a chance for a sibling!

The number represents how many cells, the number represents the grade of fragmentation. We have never had such good quality. Those 8A's are the best of the best! DH's sperm count and motility went up as well. The doctor that did the transfer thinks that removing the endometriosis from my ovaries may have helped with that quality improvement. I think my new acupuncturist has probably helped with that as well.

Everyone today was wishing us luck and just so happy for us and our improvement. DH practically did a cartwell when we left. I can't imagine how he'll be when I actually give birth :)

So now we wait and pray and hope!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fertilization Report


We had 16 eggs, 12 were mature, 11 fertilized. I know this seems like a great number, BUT it's the exact same number we had the last 2 times with 3 good/average ones to implant and the rest just stopped progressing.

I'll get another update tomorrow, though they won't be able to give me quality until the transfer.

On a side note I only slept an hour last night. Not from anxiety, I think it's from the steroids. My face is very flushed and a little blotchy. The nurse recommended taking benedryl, but I'm going to have to wait till tonight for that. I'm on my way into work and do not want to fall asleep at my desk or on the road!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

16 eggs!

We had a great retrieval this morning with 16 eggs. I'm still feeling a little loopy. I'm pretty sore, but no bad cramping or pain. She couldn't get the IV in my hand this morning after 2 painful attempts, so she then put it in my arm. I now have 3 spots to put warm compresses on to avoid too much bruising.

I get to call tomorrow between 10-12pm for the first fertilization report to see how many embryos fertilized. I'm not nervous about that call, but I am nervous about Friday morning when we get to see what our quality was this time.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Triggering tonight!

My E2 was 3,000 today. That's the highest it's ever been for me. We have about 20+ follies with about 15 at great sizes. Things are looking good, but they've looked good at this point before.

We trigger tonight at 8pm and our retrieval will be Tuesday at 7:30am. I get a shot-free, appointment-free day tomorrow!


I was driving back from my b/w and u/s this morning and heard this song on my iPod. If only a smile could get us through all this and have it turn out the way WE want it to!

Smile, though your heart is aching.
Smile, even though it's breaking.
Though there are clouds in the sky,
you get by...

If you smile through your fears and sorrows.
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through.

If you just light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever, ever so near.

That's the time you must keep on trying.
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find life is worthwhile
If you'll just smile, come on and smile.

If you just smile