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A mom at last...

Jan 28, 2009 - 18 comments

Just wanted to let all my old medhelp friends know that after 3 yrs of trying in some way or another I am going to be a Mom in April.  And no I am not pregnant...gave up on that awhile ago.  We decided to adopt and were recently matched with a birthmom.  She is wonderful and the situation is perfect for us.  She is due in mid April.  So no 9 months to prepare...I got two and half and I am scared to death. :)
I know I haven't been around in awhile as I had to take some time out to regroup and heal from all the failed ivf cycles.  I do still check up on a few of you though.  Yes, I am the silent stalker. ;P   I hope everyone is doing well.

Embryo Transfer

Mar 03, 2008 - 11 comments

We went ahead and did the transfer today.  We still had the 11 embryos, 9 were at the correct cell count for day 3.  Only 2 of the 9 were HLA-G marker positive and those had a perfect score so we went ahead and put those back today.  The other 7 are going to continue to grow until Wednesday and then we will freeze the ones the make it and look good.  So now bedrest for today and tomorrow.  Although at this point the statisitics mean nothing to me, the Dr said we have a 50-70% chance of success with at least a 30% chance of twins.  I would be happy with just one healthy baby at this point.  Come on little ones and stick!!!

Fertilization Report

Mar 01, 2008 - 3 comments

Out of our blackjack 21 eggs, 14 were at the right maturity and 11 fertilized normally.  So we have 11 embryos growing as of this morning.  We are doing an HLA-G marker test on the ones that are still going strong on Monday and will be transferring our best 2 or 3 on Wednesday.  
Now it is time to enjoy Vegas for a few days....

Back from ER

Feb 29, 2008 - 0 comments

Actually I have been back for a few hours, but I was so sleepy I just woke up.  Well, what else would you expect in Vegas, we have Blackjack...21 eggs.  I am not sure of my "good egg" count yet, but with that many there has to be a few in there.  My DH always plays blackjack in Vegas and wins so he is taking this as a good sign ( I think we are both looking for anything that may be a good sign).  Dr is going to call in the morning with the embryo count.  He said he is pretty sure we will do a Day 5 transfer on Wed 3/5, unless something weird happens with the fertilization/embryos.
I am pretty sore, but the bloated, full feeling from all the follicles is gone for now.  I'll let you all know our embryo count tomorrow morning.  
Talk to you later.