So, I thought I was going to just work from home today...you know, take it easy. Yeah, I fell asleep after like an hour or so and just woke up. The heating pad on my lower abdomen is so nice though, you know? Still a bit sore, but getting better.
Got my fertility report this morning: out of the 18 eggs retrieved, 17 were mature. Out of those 17 mature, 14 fertilized.
So far so good.
If my past track record continues, 1/3 of them will be gone by Day 3 and another 1/3 by blast...which is okay because it will leave us with 6 at transfer time. Since we transferred 3 blasts last time, I figure we will do the same again this time. The first time we did IVF, we only transferred two (I was terrified of multiples). I got pregnant, but it didn't last. I think that was more because I was a little overstimulated and the embie quality was not super.
, I think you guys are making the right call with 2-3 embies (depending on thaw success). I am very excited for you!!! Let's go #21! If my embies make it to blast by Day 5, we might be tranferring together! Well, at least with in a day of each other. So you are not doing this alone! Okay, my embies have never made it to blast by Day 5 but still...they might
Oh and congrats on your PERFECT LINING. Woot! Those embies have a nice, perfect place to land and implant on Tuesday.
People say blasts are better since you already know they can make it that stage of development. Before the blast stage, you have 16 similar cells called the morula. At blast stage, there are 70-100 cells (thanks Wikipedia) and they now have specific functions (one mass of cells will become the embryo, another the placenta). I think it's a matter of not knowing which embies will make this transition, so that is why blasts might be preferred.
- I mostly gave up caffiene cold turkey...maybe over a couple days. I had the worst headache the first day. It makes it a bit easier come ER time because you cannot have anything in your system that morning. I still had a headache for my ER, but that was from dehydration. Nice to hear you had a great V-day dinner and then bonus time to yourself! How did Mady like the animal expo? James LOVES animals.
Congrats on your OB appointment! Welcome to the other side...again!
March 6th will be here before you know it.
- I can't believe a pack of BCPs is $57 either?! That is crazy! I'm glad you could get your 1 pill for free. Sheesh. But on a happy note, WOOHOO for getting your schedule set! Hopefully that is getting you very excited because you will be PUPO once you return! It's nice they let you pick a back-up batch...a little piece of mind...but I can totally understand getting attached to a profile you love. I am curious what was in the essay that made you attached...
I'm sure Chris and Ryan will do great by themselves - don't worry about anything but making a nice home for those lovely embies. I have a friend with a two year old (and a 8 month old) - the 2 yo is a little energizer bunny too. So she "lets" him run laps around the house for an hour or more to get himself tired out. Apparently, this is still entertaining for him so it works.
- thanks! glad to hear your training sessions are going well. keep up the good work, girl!
- wow, what a decision! are you transferring just one?
, I think I had/have a mild form of OHSS. I have some of the symptoms but nothing serious. Keeping a weight diary to make sure I don't gain too much fluid. On ER day (yesterday), I was feeling really dehydrated. I think I heard my veins making slurping sounds with the IV fluid. I left work early on Tuesday because I was feeling super run-down. Wednesday was more of the same. I am glad I have a three day weekend this weekend to chill and recover a bit. By the time I recover, I'll be ready for some morning sickness.