Friday, January 24, 2014

We Have Embryo's!

Yesterday went so very well- they were able to retrieve 14 follicles. 

Out of the 14 - 12 were mature. 

Our 12 were split 5 and 7-

5 were ICSI'ed- and out of the 5 -4 fertilized normally. 

7 were left to fertilize on their own- 5 fertilized normally. 

That means we have 9 embryo's this morning!! 9 little ones that are thriving as of today :) 

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 



I feel pretty good today. My abdomen is sore, but not awful. The bloating is going away- I've been drinking plenty of Gatorade and Water (I mix them 1/2 and 1/2 I don't like the taste of 100% Gatorade). 

Yesterday went so smoothly- we arrived at 10:30 and signed in. They took me right back and I changed into a gown in a small room. They provided me with a fleece blanket which I got to keep and take home with me. 

Then the anesthesiologist came in and started my line. They escorted me to the bathroom to empty my bladder completely and then the embryologist came in. 

She told us that she would be handling our embryo's and was available at anytime. She was super sweet and I was so glad she came in to meet us beforehand. Then the doctor came in and went over the plan. 

Then they escorted me to the surgery room where I was assisted into the stirrups and then given the medication to go to sleep. I remember telling the anesthesiologist that I wish I could have a hit of that medication every night so I could sleep soundly. 

Then the next thing I knew I was in a recovery room and Rob was there with me. The first thing I remember him saying was that I have morning breath. How sweet LOL. 

Then I asked how many they retrieved and he told me I must still be out of it because I had already had a conversation with the doctors and nurses a few times about it. Then he told me 14 and that the doctor said that was the best for the day so far. 

A nurse came in to check my vitals and gave me another blanket because I was freezing. They gave me Zofran to help ease the nausea and then apple juice and crackers. Then I had to void my bladder and the doctor came in again to let me know that they would call me today with the fertilization rate. 

The ride home was a bit iffy- we live about an hour away and during the ride I felt very nauseous and dizzy so I just laid back. When I got home I went upstairs and cuddled into bed for a few hour nap.

My best friend brought us dinner and my God son made me cookies with Mickey Mouse on them because he knows how much I love Mickey <3 ((Sooooo stinking sweet)) 

I was given more Zofran and Percocet for the pain. I took one last night before bed and woke up this morning feeling pretty good. Right now I just have some mild pain and I feel pretty tired. I think its a wonderful day to nap and do nothing. 

Tomorrow I will start the Crinonine and Medrol pack. 

Thank you all for your prayers and for checking in on me <3 I can't wait to hear how our 9 make out through the night! For now I'm off to nap-- because that's what my body is saying it needs right now and I'm going to listen to it <3 

33 comments:

  1. Good for you! Excellent maturation and fertilization report... Super solid numbers! Congrats! Prayers for your nine!

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  2. What great numbers! Congrats. Hoping they all keep growing.

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  3. Awesome!! Praying for continued good growth!!!

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    1. Thanks Erika I couldn't be happier!

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  4. YAY!! That's great news!! Continuing to send you lots of good vibes and positive thoughts that they continue to grow!! :)

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  5. Wonderful news! Hoping all make it to day 5 and you get to freeze some!

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    1. I hope so too! Its looking very good!

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  6. I am praying that you will NEVER have to do this again, but if you do, ask them to give you nausea meds in your iv before waking you up ;) I had a friend give me this bit of info after she was nauseas after IVF and it helped A BUNCH! It also helped me sleep the three hours home ;) Get some rest :)

    waitingforbabybird.com

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    1. I like that advice! I just wrote it in my IVF book. Thank you so much for the gift and the card! It was perfect to open yesterday<3

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  7. That is great fertilization rate! Awesome!!!

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  8. Yeah! Nine is an amazing number! Saying prayers that they continue to grow and develop and you have some perfect embryos to transfer AND to freeze!

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    1. I know I truly couldn't be happier!

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    1. Meh Im so not a crinonine fan at all lol.

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  11. I am so glad you are taking care of yourself and that things went so smoothly today. Grow embryos grow!

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    1. Sometimes we just have to listen to our bodies- my body is just tired lol.

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  12. Such great news! Praying for you over the next few days.

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  13. 9 embryos! That's fantastic! I can't wait to hear the update on how they're doing. In the meantime, rest up, Mama. You're on your way!

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  14. What an awesome number!! I am so happy for you!!

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