Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Suspense

So, I ended up going to work today, because my students had a couple of big events going on. Actually, it is better than being at home. At least at work, I'm distracted. Well, somewhat distracted.

All morning, I have been watching my phone.

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. As the time got closer and closer to noon, I got more and more panicked. Why were they taking so long to call with my fertilization results? Was it bad news again? Last time, my doctor called me with the bad news close to lunchtime...is that why she is waiting? Until she has a break?

I literally felt like I was going to have a panic attack, I became so stressed. 

Then, the call came. I knew it was going to be okay, the minute I saw that the nurses were the ones calling.

So, here's the good news:

Out of the 26 eggs retrieved yesterday, 23 were mature. Out of those 23, 20 fertilized normally.

That's right folks, 20.

We hear Friday morning whether we will do a 3 or a 5 day transfer. Here's hoping the little embies keep on keepin' on.

Looks like all the prayers, vibes, fertility socks, and crossed fingers and toes did the trick.

Do me a favor...keep 'em coming?

38 comments:

  1. That's fantastic! Congrats! You must be so relieved! : )

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  2. I knew it! I am so darn happy for you right now. Hoping they keep growing and you have a wonderful transfer!!!!

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  3. Yay! Congratulations! Such good news!!!

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  4. Omgomgomgomgomgomg. Sooooo happy for you! Sending you lots of love, and growing vibes to your little embies as they continue to divide and conquer :)

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  5. Yay!!! Perfect, you will have lots of little 5 day embies to choose from I am sure!

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  6. So so so much YAY!!! FX for a fantastic day 5 transfer for ya :)

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  7. AAAAHHHHH!!!! I'm SO happy for you! TWENTY!!! I'm still keeping everything crossed and sending you LOTS of positive thoughts!

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  8. YYYAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!! 20 EMBRYOS!!!!!! GROW LITTLE ONES GROW!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow! 20 is fanstastic! I'm so glad things worked better this time! Go ICSI!!!

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  10. Hoooraaaayyyyy!!!! That is so fantastic! I'm so happy for you!

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  11. FANTASTIC! Sending growing dust and wonderful happy vibes for these embies to do well. HRF I am so happy for you for such good news. I look forward to more posts. How is Mr. HRF doing w/the news too? Best of luck for continued happiness.

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  12. Thank goodness. Although it still makes me wonder what the heck happened last cycle... still, you have managed to outdo most of us in a single production run! 20 embryos is amazing!

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  13. WOOHOOOO! Such great news! We'll continue crossing all available parts. Major MAJOR hugs and high-fives to you and KG!

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  14. That is fantastic! That is twice what I had fertilize, of course I only had 14 to work with.
    I am just so happy you have a good start. I guess ICSI was a hit!

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  15. YES!!!!!!!!!! That is amazing!!!! I hope they divide and grow!!!!

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  16. Yay, that is fabulous!!! Will keep the fingers crossed, but this is about as good a start as anybody could wish for!

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  17. That is an awesome number!!!! 20 is a lot...wow! I'm guessing that ICSI also helped. Wishing you tons of luck with your transfer report.

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  18. That is GREAT news! T&Ps that they continue to grow!

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  19. Holy CRAP! You are sooooo good! Still praying for you. :)

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  20. TWENTY!!!!!!!! TWENTY LITTLE GUYS IN A DISH!!!!! Good thing I checked here first. I was going to text you all impatient-like. EEEEEEEEEEE, divide, little embies, but every so symmetrically and with no fragmentation. Hop to!

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  21. Wonderful news! I hope many making it to freezing!

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  22. That is AWESOME! Grow, little embies!

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  23. What amazing news! Crossing fingers, toes, and eyes. :-)

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  24. Wow!! That is incredible results!!! And I can't believe you went to work! My retrieval was Monday and I can still hardly walk and still on vicodin every 6 hours. Your super woman!

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  25. That's an incredible report! I knew this was going to be it!! I am positive you will be doing a day 5 transfer, way to go!!!

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  26. That is awesome news! YES! Keep growing little embies!!!

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  27. Ahhhh! That is SO awesome!!! Go little embies go!!!!

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  28. I'm SO behind...TWENTY!!!???!!! I'm beyond thrilled for you. Congrats!

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  29. That is WONDERFUL news!!! Congrats on the great report.

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  30. Wow... that's a fantastic result :)) Thinking of all your little embies growing... FXd for them all xoxo

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  31. Congrats! I'm so very happy for the two of you.

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  32. That is SOOO amazing! 20! So excited for you guys!

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  33. Congratulations!! Wahoo!! Hopefully your whole family will be made in this one attempt! You deserve this!

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  34. I'm commenting super late here obviously, but we just finished our egg retrieval on Wednesday and ended up with 21 embryos fertilized via ISCI! Unfortunately I can't get any reports over the weekend on how they are doing, and transfer is tomorrow. Naturally, I have been worrying. Hoping my story will be similar to yours!

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