Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Day 2 Update

Things have been a rolller coaster of emotion here. We were devastated at retrieval when we only got 9 eggs out of 22 follicles. The next day of the 9 we had 6 fertilize. Today I got the report that we still have 6 growing. Five are at 4 cells grade 3 and One is at 5 cells grade 3. Grade 4 is the highest, but the clinic says no one ever gets grade 4 because no one has perfect eggs. So, now we wait until tomorrow morning. If we have atleast 4 at 8 cells we will push our transfer to a day 5 transfer. The embryos should be at a blast stage by then, which is the last stage before implanting into the wall fo the uterus. So the nerve racking wait continues...

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Just a quick update. Things are going relatively well. My estrogen is very high, which is some what worrisome for complications due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. They are watching me very closely at this point. I am getting pretty uncomfortable. Right now we have about 26ish follicles. Most likely they will not all be mature at harvest time, which will be on Sunday. I am just praying that we have a few make it to the blast stage. It will be a day by day process. Hopefully we will then transfer on the following Friday. I will have to scan in a picture of my ovaries! They are huge! Please pray that we make it through these few days/weeks without any complications.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We are all clear for take off!

Sorry again for the long lapse in updates! We got the all clear to start our next fresh cycle. I start Lupron on Jan 14th and stims on the 16th. I go for my next appointment on Monday, January 21sth to check for follicle growth. Then I will go daily for blood work & ultrasound. I imagine I will trigger sometime the week of the 21st and retrieve 48hrs later; probably sometime between Friday 25th and Sunday the 27th. This time, we hope to do a 5 day transfer instead of a 3 day transfer. If we make it that far, we will be transferring more mature embryos. They will be should be at the blastocyst stage by then and the last thing they will need to do is snuggle in for a 9 month ride. I will post again once I have a my appointment on the 21st. Today is my first day of stims and I can already feel my ovaries keek'in in gear. I hope (as always) this will be our successful cycle! We do appreciate all of your thoughts & prayers! Keep them coming, we are going to need them.