Friday, July 24, 2009

And then there were 6!

Thank you thank you thank you for your supportive messages. Everyone of them is like a warm hug.
So the embryologyst rang. It wasn't the moron thank God...but the top guy, he's Scottish and really really nice. After confirming my date of birth he said immediately that it was good news and that I could breathe! And I did.

He said out of the 9 eggs 7 were mature, 2 were too small probably coming from the smaller follicles (damn delay!!) but that out of the 7 that got inoculated 6 fertilised nicely and they are looking very good at the moment. I had tons of questions of course, like what a bout this delay? Did he think he could have been better? He said that he didn't think so, it's not that easy to retrieve eggs, it's done basically in the dark with a huge needle and the doctor hopes to fish out the egg with the follicular fluid but that can also not happen. Anyway he said 9 eggs out of 13 follicles is a normal results and that it's so much more important that this cycle i didn't overstimulate and that I feel well. He thinks also that no matter what the previous cycle was, these eggs are bound to be better quality (there was not as much competition as he put it!). So he's cautiously optimistic. They will have a look at the embryos over the weekend, but that the major obstacle will be between day 3 and day 4 (sunday to monday). They will give me a progress report on monday afternoon and schedule then my transfer. Also, he said they look at the embryos between 3 and 4 pm so not to dread a call in the morning because it ain't happening! It better not be!

Well I feel much better today mood-wise, and I'll stay calm and positive over the weekend. The ICLW week couldn't come a better time!

14 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great fert report. Have a great weekend -- hopefully you'll be able to think of something else, at least part of the time!

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  2. That is a great Fert report. I am praying that your babies continue to grow and divide. You have done all the hard work...no sit back and try to relax. KUP with your updates.

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  3. Congrats on the fert report. Sounds like things are ticking along. When does transfer happen?

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  4. Glad those eggs are looking good. Hoping for them to stick tightly in a few days.

    Thanks for your note on my blog, too!

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  5. I'm visualizing your six little darlings, spending the weekend together, growing, resting and doing their best to make their mama proud. Now Monday mornings are difficult for lots of people, but I'm hoping your little ones will emerge Monday afternoon strong, healthy and ready for adventure! It's good that you sound positive and I hope the next few days go quickly for you.

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  6. 6 is a great number!! I hope you get results with this ICSI! Sending you sticky baby dust!!!
    ~ICLW~

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  7. That's great news about fertilization. It's so nervewracking to wait for the call. I hated it! I hope you get more good news on Monday!

    ICLW

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  8. Happy ICLW!

    Great report! I hope all goes well with your transfer! Sending you lots of love and peace. Enjoy your weekend!
    *HUGS*

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  9. What a great report! Sending good vibes your way for the transfer!

    ICLW

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  10. Great going! Very pleased to hear all this, hope you can relax a little on your weekend, transfer won't be far away now. Thinking of you!

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  11. Great Report Fran!

    Have a nice weekend! And good wishes for the time ahead!


    ICLW

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  12. yeay! congratulations on your fert reports. That sounded really nice. I'm crossing my fingers for you. I"ll check back often to see how you are doing. I'm gearing up to start stims for IVF#2 in August.
    good, good luck!!!

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  13. I didn't get to post yesterday, but was thinking about you!! 6 little embies sounds fabulous (and perfectly normal). Sending them (and you of course!) good thoughts from STL, USA:-)

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  14. Sounds good! I hope that your report on Monday will be as good or better. Good luck with your transfer!

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