Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My IVF Life

I am so emotional these days that I can't even begin to write it out.  Here's a quick rundown of my IVF life.

The RE retrieved 11 eggs from my ovaries.
Five made it to blastocyst stage. Today they were biopsied for preimplantation genetic testing (PGD), and frozen.  The embryologist is still watching two more. We will know tomorrow if they make it to the freezer.

I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED, but I still have to control myself because this is just one step. I have to keep things calm and cool in my uterus (the baby's room).

The day after the retrieval, the doctor told us we were freezing all the viable embryos.  The husband and I were confused.  We thought all of this time we were going for a fresh IVF cycle, which meant our embryos would be tested on day three and transferred on day five.  However, we did have concerns about the Day3 PGD.  Your embryos only have six to eight cells at that stage and the embryologist steals one to test.  Strange, right?  The medical community swears this is not a problem.  At blastocyst stage, the embryos have a lot more cells, so the loss of one is not as traumatic.  I also didn't know how I was going to swing another two days off of work in the middle of the week.  So this sudden switch was a gift and a curse.  A gift because well... I needed it and a curse because I thought my lack of patience would get the best of me.  So far it hasn't...ok..it hasn't killed me.

My husband and I will meet with the doctor on Friday or Monday to discuss when to prepare for the next step.

In the meantime, I'm still going to acupuncture once a week and taking all of my supplements. Most important of all, I KEEP PRAYING and my Husband IS PRAYING TOO:-)



  1. That's exciting!!!

    Fingers, toes and everything crossed for you guys!!