Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Update 2

Our IVF clinic called and said that we have 6 embryo's. They sent the DNA to the lab and we are just waiting for the results. Since it is the holidays, we don't know when we will get the results. We are hoping to hear back in January. So for now, we are just going to enjoy this time of year and our amazing, fun kids. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Update 1

Monday I had another doctor appointment and it was pretty much the same thing, blood draw and ultra-sound. The doctor did say that my ovaries looked perfect and that if he had ovaries and was going through IVF, that's what he would want his to look like. He is funny. They told me that yes Monday night was the last night of shots, but there was an additional one that night that had to be injected at precisely 11:45 pm. So, Monday night I gave myself my last 3 normal shots and prepped Chet in the fact that he had to give me the last one later that night, since it needed to go in my back, hip area. But, luckily for Chet, Lacey showed up to save the day. She gave me the hCG shot with the very long needle and Chet again left the room. I'm so thankful for Lacey. Tuesday was a great day of no shots and just a little anxiety for the next day. Wednesday was egg retrieval day. Luckily I was put half-way under and slept through most of the procedure. I woke up feeling sore and crampy, but also excited. After a little while they came and told Chet and I that they had gotten 23 eggs. We were thrilled and amazed. They were going to fertilize the eggs later that day and call us the next day, to tell us how many took. We left and I slept most of the way home and then when I got home, I got into bed and slept most of the rest of the day. I was still having cramps. Today, I still feel crampy, but it is getting better as the day goes on. The doctor's office called and said of the 23 eggs, 18 were mature and of the 18 mature ones, 15 of them were fertilized. She then said she would call on Saturday to let me know how many of the 15 get to the 8 cell stage. I'm grateful for all of the support that we have through this process and am excited to hear the news on Saturday. I'm grateful for the amazing support that we have at the IVF clinic, they made Wednesday as comfortable and safe as possible. I'm grateful for our amazing friend Emilie who watched Layla for us on Wednesday. I'm also grateful for a husband that takes over as mom and dad, when I do not feel well. He truly is amazing.