Fertilization Report, Day 1

So, promptly this morning we received a call from the embryologist. Of the 17 eggs retrieved, 14 were mature and injected (ICSI) with sperm. Of those 14, we had 13 fertilize.

We have 13 embryos today. 13!

Now comes the hardest part yet. The next five days are huge days. We will not hear from the embryologist again until day 5 when our embryos have been biopsied and frozen. I can worry about them all I want, but for today I am thinking of our lucky 13.

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IVF Day 12, Egg Retrieval Day!

Retrieval went very well this morning. 17 eggs were retrieved and 14 of them appeared mature. We will get a fertilization report tomorrow.

Moving around and sitting on anything other than the recliner is not comfortable. I may be here a while. 

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers! Feeling very blessed and thanking God. Through Him, all things are possible.

IVF Day 10, Stim. Day 8, Trigger Day!

14 follicles on the left and 18 on the right! 11 follicles between 16 mm and 20 mm. Praise the Lord : )

Left: 27, 19, 18, 17, 16, 16, 15, 13, 11, 9
Right: 19, 19, 17, 17, 16, 16, 14, 13, 13, 12

Update: We trigger tonight! Egg retrieval Monday morning! Tonight, I have my last Follistim and Ganirelex, begin Nexium and take the Novarel IM. We’re only doing a half dose of the Novarel and no Ovidrel (no double trigger) since my Estradiol is 5168. Blood work tomorrow morning to see if we need a Novarel booster. Yay! Here we go!
Update again: No booster needed : )

IVF Day 9, Stim. Day 7

Estradiol is 3554. Follistim 150 is back in for tonight. Ultrasound and bloodwork tomorrow morning. Estradiol results will determine whether we trigger tomorrow night or the next. Follicle sizes:
Left: 23, 18, 16, 16, 14, 13, 12, 12, 12, 12
Right: 16, 15, 15, 15, 15, 14, 14, 13, 12, 11
and these are only the biggest 20. This morning they measured 28!!! Not bad for a girl with a resting follicle count of 13 this past August!!! Woowoo!

IVF Day 8, Stim. Day 6

Estradiol is up to 3074 and Follistim is out! Tonight, Menopur 75 takes the place of Follistim. Follicles are doing well!
Left ovary: 21, 16, 14, 13, 13, 13, 12, 11, 10, 7
Right ovary: 16, 14, 13, 13, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12, 11

things parents tell you

things parents tell you.

I couldn’t have written it any better!

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