Day 14. We have embryos!

I was at work today, not expecting to hear anything from the clinic as they said they would ring on Monday. But sure enough at 8am, while I was right in the middle of handling passengers, my phone vibrated in my pocket, and I just ranΒ off to answer it, it was the embryologist.Β 

So…. from 18 eggs collected, 14 of those were mature and 6 fertilised!Β 

I rang M straight away with the news. Again, we had been expecting more so we were a little disappointed but then we got to thinking, wow, we have 6 potential babies waiting there in the lab for us! And from all of the reading forums and blogs, trying to understand if 6 is a good number, there’s just no answer. No amount of maths or probability can predict our result. If it’s in our destiny it will happen and all we can do is stay positive and emanate positivity πŸ™‚

The lab will call us on Tuesday morning with an update. If it looks like they will survive to day 5, I’ll have the transfer on Thursday, otherwise it’ll be on Tuesday πŸ™‚

And my amazing wife is doing well after collection, still sore down below and she’s got very swollen boobs but other than that she’s not in pain, which is great πŸ™‚Β 

Day 13: Continued. Eggs collected!

M was in theatre for nearly 40 minutes and when she came back she was hilarious! And smiling thankfully. It was so funny, like she was completely drunk, she was just talking nonsense, I’m not even sure it was English and repeating herself over and over again, asking the nurses if they collected what they needed and how many eggs and kept saying “I did it”, “I did it!”. She was completely knocked out for the procedure and didn’t feel a thing. I guess the nervousness before was all about the unknown (we didn’t understand what the sedation was) and I’m so glad that it went well for her πŸ™‚

After a cup of tea and a biscuit the consultant came it with the news: 18 eggs collected! πŸ™‚ They said that that was really good, but we were initially slightly disappointed after having read so many stories about 40/50+ eggs being collected. At the end of the day, it’s the quality that counts and after 18, hopefully M won’t be in too much pain. So far, so good, we’re back home and tucked in bed and she feels okay, just a little uncomfortable. Oh and the bird’s foot is recovering πŸ˜‰

After the egg collection I also had a scan to check if my lining is ready yet, on Wednesday it was 6.5mm and needed to be 8, now after increased doses and patches it’s 8.3mm, so that’s another piece of good news! Now I have to start on Cyclogest twice a day (pessaries up my bum). The horrors we have to go through! Gross!

We’ll hear from the embryologist on Monday morning about how the eggs and sperm got on πŸ™‚ And hopefully they’ll make it to 5 days! If they need to do ICSI (if the sperm didn’t thaw well), they’ll let us know today, but so far we haven’t heard anything so it sounds like some good sperm πŸ™‚

Today really made me grateful and glad that we are doing this together and creating our baby together. M’s done her most important part now and is passing the baton on to me. It feels so special ❀

Happy days so far! Wish us luck!

Day 11 & 12. No more injections!!

Day 11 & 12. No more injections!!

Day 11: 18:30, M has last Gonal-F and Orgalutron injections. 21:30 (sharp!) M has the trigger injection Buserilin!!

Day 12: Rest day, no more drugs for M, just the most important part tomorrow, egg collection!

I’m really proud of my wife for having had all these injections, they’ve made her feel pretty crappy too. Just praying for a successful collection tomorrow! I’ll write all about it.

Day 6 & 7. Gonal-F video

This weekend has been pretty uneventful. I’ve been working and we’ve been taking our medication as usual. So to liven the blog up we made our first video! It also doubles up as an instruction guide to injecting Gonal-F (hopefully). Tomorrow is M’s next scan to see if the increased dosage has worked, she thinks it is because she’s feeling more bloated and like something is happening- fingers crossed!