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.