Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The day after tomorrow

I have 2 more days before I know if this IVF cycle has been successful. Or at least one step closer to our goal. So far our history hasn't yielded much hope, only heartbreak and disappointment. Even if the test is positive, doesn't mean that it's a viable pregnancy or that we will end up with our precious baby. The past has taught me that!
I don't have much in the way of symptoms, I've been constipated for about a week and have been eating everything I can think off to releave it which it did this morning; I don't think I've ever been so happy to go to the bathroom (if you know what I mean)!!!
It feels like my heart is beating faster, also I feel more tired than usual but these could all be in my head and I could be making myself feel these.
Never take anything for granted! Trust in the Lord to take care of you.
I want to take a HPT but I'm scared to see what it says. If it's negative, I'd rather live a couple more days with the hope of the possiblity of being pg but at the same time, I want to be prepared for the phone call from my REs office telling me it's BFN. I'm torn... Please God, grant us this one with, make our family complete!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Here are by 2 embies!!! Grow embies, grow!!!
Today I'm on the 3rd day past my transfer and already I want to know if I"m pg or not. It's driving me crazy, I keep wondering! It's too soon to tell but I don't feel any different. I think because we've been through it so many times, I really want this one to work without any problems.

Out of the 7 normal embryos, we transferred 2 blasts that looked the best. Then the other 5 were kept in culture until day 6 on which day 4 of the 5 looked good enough to freeze. We have 4 snowflakes on ice so we have another shot at this with those embryos. If God allows it, another brother or sister for Adysen and the baby that we will have next. For 3 kids!

Yesterday I went for an acupuncture appointment to aid implantation. It was very relaxing!
Now it's all up to God!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PGD results are in!!!

Our results came in this morning and everything is going great!
Out of 16 fertilized embryos, 13 were PGD's since 3 were untestable. Out of 13 tested we ended up with 7 normal embryos, 4 of which are at the blastocyst stage and 3 are pre blasts.
I'm really happy right now that we have several embryos to choose from! WHOOOHOOOO!!!!
This is going to work, I can feel it! God has answered my prayers!
Hold on..... calm down! It's too soon to get excited, we have just jumped over one hurdle, there are plenty more coming our way. (that's my concience talking!)
Interesting fact, 2 of our abnormal embryos were Down Syndrome babies, our embryologist said that it's rare to see an embryo only being affected by Downs and nothing else. Yet again, we are a rare case for our PGD too! Rare case for IVF failure with no apparent reason too! I don't want to be rare, I want to be regular, get preggo, go to term (or as close as I possibly can) and give birth! That's it! No big deal!!!! Yeah, right, for us it's a huge deal!
ET is scheduled for 1pm, another hurdle coming up!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Biopsy Day

Today is Sunday and our embryos are getting biopsied. I hope and pray that they are doing ok.
I wonder how many of the 16 embryos made it to today which is day 3, I wonder how many will be hurt by the biopsy and even more importantly I wonder how many embroys we have are abnormal.
I know we only need one good, normal embryos to turn into a baby but right now I'm nervous and anxious to know what's happening to them.
I'm doing well, still having a few little twinges from ER but on the whole I'm well. I've experience some spotting but very light and only when I go to the bathroom.
Tuesday is going to be our big day, not only do we have our ET but we also find out our results from the PGD.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fertility report

This morning I talked to our embryologist, we have 16 fertilized embryos out of the 24 eggs retreived. I'm happy that we have a high number of embryos at this time but I did feel a little bit sad for the 8 eggs that didn't make it.
I talked to the embryologist about our PGD, she informed me that the embryos that make it till Sunday will be biopsied and on Monday they will run the PGD testing. They are looking for chromosomal abnormalities. This will help our embryologist select the best, normal embryos.
So far I'm excited that things are moving forward and everything is looking good but we're not going to be able to know for sure until Tuesday when the PGD results are in. Tuesday is also my transfer day at 1pm PST. I've scheduled my acupuncturist to meet me at my RE's office at that time too for an extra "feel good" factor.
I'm toying with the idea of transferring 3 embryos. As I've posted here already a couple of times, it's something that is constantly at the back of my mind.
I'm still a little sore in my ovaries but it's definately better than yesterday. I have no bloating or swelling like with my last IVF cycle. My ovaries were so swollen that I looked like I was 5 months pg! It was very painful especially when I had a full bladder on transfer day.
Today is Halloween and I'm going to take my daughter who is 18 months old, trick or treating this afternoon at the mall. She's still is too young to understand what is happening but it's a chance for her to hang out with other kids and have some fun! Also for me to keep busy!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ER update

I'm back home from my ER and everything went really well. We were able to get 24 eggs and now we just wait for them to fertilize. I hope to get at least half of them fertilize and then we will have a lot of embryos to PGD. They PGD on day 3 and we don't get the results until just before transfer on day 5. I pray that we get some really great, normal embryos.
The thing with us is that every cycle we end up with a high number of eggs which result in a high number of embryos however so far we haven't been able to successfully complete a pregnancy and only one IVF turned out to be a baby. Not very good results to speak of. The embryos look good under microscope but then they end up as blighted ovums (twice) and once BFN.
I pray to God to bless us with this one thing that we are so desperately wanting.
Now we just wait for our fertility report. They should call us tomorrow with our numbers. For now, I'm still sore so I'm going to just lay on the couch and watch movies!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


my numbers started out at 1299 at 8 days of stims,
2459 two days later and finally 2 days prior to ER 3925.
Progesterone started at 0.4 then went up to 1.3.
Lining was 12mm at 8 days of stims then 2 days prior to ER is 13mm.