Friday, July 13, 2007

Fertilization report

I only have a minute, but wanted to update you. I just got off the phone with the nurse who gave me my fertilization report. Of the 10 eggs, we have 7-8 embryos. (7 solid and one that they're "watching.") So, I'm scheduled for a day 5 transfer (Tuesday), though I'm on call for a day 3 transfer. (I guess if a bunch started to arrest or something, they'd bring me in on Sunday.)

To say we're thrilled would be an understatement. But, at the same time, I'm finding myself really nervous. Like somehow two bits of good news in a row means that the other shoe is going to drop or something. I know, I'm mental. But I guess that's what IF does to you. It's hard to endure almost 2.5 years of bad luck and bad news and NOT think that way, I suppose.

But, for now, I'm happy. I feel so oddly proud of my 7-8 embryos or something. And I know they won't all make it, which makes me kind of sad, actually, but I'm trying to keep my spirits up, to hope for the best, and I'm looking forward to Tuesday.

28 comments:

Kate said...

Wonderful! I'll be hoping right along with you. :)

Leah said...

Yay! What great news. I'll have my fingers crossed tight for the next few days.

Cece said...

Great news!

Erin said...

That is great!! Hopefully you'll get to Day 5, but either way it seems like awesome news. Yay!

Waiting Amy said...

Excellent Job! We'll all have our fingers and toes etc. crossed for you!

serenity said...

Excellent news hon!!!

Hoping that all turn into beautiful blasts and you can get your transfer on Tuesday.

Fingers crossed here!

megan said...

nice! great numbers!

Belly Laughs said...

Excellent! Sending you positive vibes for more good news.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

That is terrific!

Reproductive Jeans said...

HOLY CRAP! THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS! I am beyond thrilled for you--your angel is definitely watching over you=) Just so happy=)

Amy R said...

That is so great Sticky! I'm very happy for you :)

tipsymarie said...

What a relief! That is great news!

Becks said...

So pleased for you - I hope the nest news ever arrives in a few weeks. Have a realxing weekend.

Ann said...

That's wonderful that you have so many great embryos! You do realize you've conquered the hard part of IVF, right? Now, you just have to wait for one of them to stick..

Ms. Planner said...

Whew! I have been thinking and thinking about you and just KNEW that your retrieval and fertilization was going to go well. Keep up the positive vibes - your body needs them more than ever over the next few days.

Thinking of you some more, Ms. Planner

CAM said...

WOO HOO! Thats great great news! I know what you mean about just getting used to bad news and waiting for it. But, you have to try and hang onto the positive and believe that this is your time! :)

Knock Me Up said...

I completely understand how happy you must feel. Congratulations on 7-8 embryos, it is a fabulous feeling. Fingers crossed for a day 5 blast transfer.

Carrie said...

That's great news! You have every reason to be proud ;-)

Sarah said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! very exciting, lots of reason for hope!

chicklet said...

I'm in a similar boat of being hopeful yet petrified - stupid IF doesn't let anything be just exciting. But yay for all the fertilized ones, and yay for you being so close to transfer!

Chanti said...

BFP!!!
BFP!!!
BFP!!!
YAY FOR A BFP!!!
Praying that this will be your outcome.

Tam said...

That's wonderfull sweetie, really good fert rate so far!! Thinking of you guys and praying that those little embies continue to grow nice and strong!!

Kristen said...

Those are terrific numbers! WOW! I have all of my crossables crossed. I have a GRRRRRRRRRREAT feeling about this. (Done in the voice of Tony the Tiger, heehee).

Nearlydawn said...

Yay! That is a great number of embies! Good luck on your transfer!

Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

I'm so excited for you I can't stand it. I'll be thinking of you, and will be sitting on pins and needles to see how things go.

Trish said...

GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!

Dianne/Flutter said...

Good luck today!

Ms. Planner said...

Thinking of you today!!