Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fertility report is in

The embryologist called around lunch time to say that 11 out of the 14 eggs fertilized! This more or less in line with our previous results (14/16 first time, 6/9 second time and 5/6 the third time) which is really positive news. Mike was a bit worried that he hadn't taken his vitamins long enough before the procedure (usually he would have had a 3 months stint), but I'm glad it didn't affect the first stage anyway.

So here's what going to happen. They'll culture the embryos to blast and on Sunday at the latest (day 6) they will phone me with a full report of what we have. If everything goes south beforehand of course they'll let me know but Ivy (the really nice embryologist we had a few times) said it's still going to be Saturday before she knows for sure how things are. I said I thought they were going to change medium on day 3 and that perhaps I would have gotten an update then, but she reminded me that the critical step is day 3 to day 4 and she doesn't want to give me false hopes (the usual protocol of the clinic!). Anyway, she said I can call the lab if I'm anxious, but I'll definitely try not to be.

Today I feel a bit swollen, I'm trying to drink plenty and take it easy (I'm back in work), let's hope it won't worsen. I had a night full of nightmares (some fake photographer wanted to kidnap Oliver!) so I didn't sleep that well at all, which I'm sure it's not helping overall.

13 comments:

  1. That's a really good fert report. I hope you get more good news in a couple of days after the embryologist does her magic. :)

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  2. Great fert report! Here's to lots of survivors for Sunday!

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  3. Wonderful news! Grow, embies, grow!!!

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  4. Yay for growing embies! I can't wait to see how they turn out!!

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  5. That is a great percentage! So happy!

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  6. Fantastic news! Crossing my fingers for you! xoxo

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  7. Good news! You are so brave going through this again so soon! Hope all goes well and you don't have to stress too much while waiting for the report. No more weird dreams for Frwn, please!

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  8. So excited for you, Fran! Keeping all fingers crossed that you get great growth! Take care of yourself!

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  9. Great news! Hoping the next report will be equally good.

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  10. Great fertilization report.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  11. What a great report!! I love that number. We also had 11 fertilize. Best of luck and keep us posted!

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