Wow, such a lot to catch up on.
Wehavehope - what a bumpy ride to FET day you've had. Am thinking of you today. Your lizard story absolutely cracked me up.
Margi26 - thx so much for the kind words. Not long for you now.
Sunshine and stars - yay yay yay for you. Fantastic news.
Fvrogers - it's an absolute bummer when you find out you and your partner both carry the same genetic disorder - especially when it's a rare disorder. Glad that you can get PGD done. Unfortunately very little research has gone into Meckel-Gruber syndrome so not much is known about it. DH and I donated some DNA from our baby son that we lost in Jan to go towards research.
Blessed - i understand needle fright. I find that i become more sensitive as the cycle progresses.
Becca5m - 12 frosties is a fantastic result.
Tuffy - i'm hoping that your test was just a bit too early.
Kamina - I'm with you about the drugs. I love going under anaesthetic and sedation. Such a great feeling.
AKdelp - congrats to you. Remember you are PUPO and it's all sounds very positive to date. Interestingly enough, the one embie that went onto to become a frostie was a 6-cell at Day 3 and the least likely to become a blastie. Embryo quality is a weird and wonderful topic.
Leora - congrats on the new job. I can understand wanting to downgrade. The same thought has run through my head once or twice. I love bugs too (except moths which kind of freak me out a bit). There are always at least two spiders in our bedrooom. I only remove spider webs when it is obvious that the spider is not around or dead. It sounds like you are working you way towards an 'all clear' but i can understand how it makes you nervous that you don't have any answers. A cerclage and bedrest soun like the plan.
K8tie - congrats to you. Great news.
Indigo - i am so sorry to hear your news. Sometimes this whole IVF/pregnancy thing just sucks.
Lauren319- are you the same Lauren from a few boards a go? I remember Lauren who was a fragile x carrier. If you are, i remember your posts. They used to crack me up.
Tonia - yay on trwnsferring 2 lovely blasties. Fingers crossed for a big fat positive!
Catdempsey - i've never heard of all eggs being killed by the drugs just prior to collection. That is just so awful. You must be gutted.
Greekchick - hello to you and welcome back to the world of IVF.
Moorebaby - a massive, great big, huge CONGRATS to you. You so deserve this!
Afm - i've been home for the last 3 days with a stonky migraine. Couldn't eat or drink for a day and a half. I'm off work again today but am on the mend. It's always such a great feeling to come out the other side of a migraine. Man, it makes me appreciate how my meds normally work so well. It's POAS day for me tomorrow. I'm off to get the tests this afternoon. I'm worried that I won't be able to hold off till tomorrow. Otherwise I've been feeling fine. Had some cramping on Mon and Tues. Could have been period cramps (held off by progesterone pessaries), or implantation but i'm not reading too much into any symptoms yet. I know how all the drugs can play havoc with our bodies. It's a stunning Spring day so now that i'm feeling a bit better I'm going to get out and plant some seeds for my vege garden. We managed to get one 6-day frostie out of the cycle. So really happy about that. It's just bizarre how our responses to cycles can change quite dramatically even when we follow the same protocols and drug doses.
Anyway ladies, have a lovely weekend. Time for lots of betas next week! Arggghhh!