Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Longest 9 days of my life!

Well, we had our transfer on Monday... and the embryologist gave a picture of our little baby embryos (see photo below). Unfortunately, she told us that we did not have any viable embryos to freeze for later use :( So we kinda feel like this is our big chance, we are "putting it all on red" so to speak. Jason had to wear an awesome space suit, hat, and mask since the surgical room was very sterile. They walked me into the room and got me all strapped into the stirrups with my business there for everyone to see, and then Dr. G came in and ask us what we thought about putting 3 back instead of 2??? Uh, I'm not the doctor - you tell me? He said that there was one more good viable embryo left from the 7 that fertilized and he didn't want it to go to waste so... we have 3 little baby embryos in my uterus as we speak! The procedure was pretty painless and lasted about 10 minutes. Afterwards, I had to lay with my legs and pelvis slightly elevated for 30 minutes - but they assured me that the embryos would not fall out (even if I sneeze or laugh really hard) whew!

So now we wait... the longest 9 days of our life... until we find out our fate... pregnant or not pregnant. So in the mean time... we pray and we hope for the best.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

8 Wonderful Little Embryos!

OK- so we made it over another hurdle and are blessed with 7 or 8 wonderful, beautiful, little embryos! The doctor said that she will call me again on Saturday and let me know how they are progressing and will schedule a day 5 transfer on Monday :) I don't think it's all sunk in yet that it's really happening... I am trying not to get my hopes up too much just in case it doesn't work - but at least now I know that we have enough embryos to try again. God is good and covers us in grace. I don't know that I will be able to sleep or take a deep breath until July 29th when we take our pregnancy test. Keep us in your prayers!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We got 10 eggs!

Well, this has been the most nerve-wracking week yet! We had 9 follicles (which is a pretty low number) but in the end we were able to get 10 good eggs, and I am just so thankful that we have any, and could not be happier with 10! Dr. G says that the egg transfer may go down as early as Saturday, but could happen on Monday. In the mean time, the eggs will be mixed with Jason's little swimmers and made into a baby cocktail :) I am just praying that all 10 eggs fertilize and become perfect little embryos! I think I will continue to be a nervous wreck until we get the results back (July 29th I think). Keep us in your prayers - we need all that we can get :)