May 6, 2010
Just heard from the RE, and here are the stats:
- Out of 13 eggs retrieved,
- 8 were mature – yay! (8 mature eggs is my record, and that was out of 16!); ICSI was done on all 8, and
- 7 eggs fertilized!!
Now we just have to keep praying that they keep growing! We’ll find out on Saturday morning whether we are doing a 3-day transfer that day, or waiting until Monday for a 5-day transfer. If the majority of the embies keep developing as they should, then they’ll give them a few extra days to expand and transfer the best quality embryo(s) on Monday. If we end up with only a couple by Saturday, then they’ll transfer them back in sooner.
To be honest, this is better news than I had expected. I feel like this cycle has been such a struggle, which was further reinforced by my pain yesterday, which then led me to totally forget to take my new meds last night (an antibiotic for post-surgery, and a steriod and baby Aspirin to help aid in implantation). Luckily I didn’t screw things up too much – took everything this morning which the RE says is no problem. But seriously, I’m SO ready to be DONE with this cycle – I just hope that it will end with good news.
I know I’m asking a lot of everybody, but if you could keep up the prayer for five more days, I’d really appreciate it! 😀