Month: January 2014

IVF #2 Fertilization, Growth & Vitrification Report

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So here we go…the final results for IVF#2. I wasn’t able to have a transfer, like IVF#1, due to my thin lining ๐Ÿ™ We really need to work on that…but for now…here are my results:

Fertilization Results:

11 eggs retrieved…….9 fertilized!

Growth Report:

Day 3/4: 1-8A, 3-8B, 1-7B, 1-6B, 2-4B, 1-2B….all 9 are still growing!!!

Vitrification(Freezing) Report:

Day 5/6:

6 Blastocysts!!! 3 Grade A, 2 Grade B, 1 Grade C

I am BEYOND THRILLED with these results!!

My RE also gave me the biggest compliment…..and he DOESN’T give them out easily ๐Ÿ˜‰ He said, the embryologist had me look at your embryos and I thought they were from DONOR EGGS! Nope doc…they are mine! I don’t know what worked this time. I’m going to write a whole post(stay tuned!) about what I did differently from our first protocol because I went from DOR eggs to DONOR eggs in 2 months. I know that “looks” really mean nothing until we have a growing baby….but for now…I will be happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I need my lining to cooperate. It’s never been above a 6….and that was pushing it…it’s always more like a 5.

I’ll be taking this month of Feb off to let my body rest and see how my cycle naturally goes (lining wise) and then use ALL of the big guns in March for an FET…at least that’s the plan ๐Ÿ™‚

I wasn’t sure about this cycle….so many things seemed “off” at first…but in my heart, i felt like this was going to be the month to retrieve my babies…a gut instinct….a “mother’s instinct” one might say ๐Ÿ˜‰

IVF #2-Retrieval Results

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So, going into this IVF #2…I was different. I knew what it was about. I had done this before. I wasn’t as careful this round. I worked, even until late last night..oops. I wasn’t as bloated. I wasn’t as sore. That must mean less eggs but hopefully better quality I kept thinking. And I prayed..and was thankful. ย IVF #1 was full of the unknown. IVF #2, I knew the process. I also knew what happened last time. I had 5 egss retrieved,(I only have one ovary), I couldn’t go forward with the transfer, due to poor lining and so one morula stage embryo was frozen on Day 5. And I was happy with all of that….one baby on ice ๐Ÿ™‚

I just got out of my retrieval for this IVF #2. (So I’m still a little groggy…hope this makes sense;) I was hoping to expect around the same number of eggs. We did do a little different protocol, we used Estrogen instead of birth control pills before stimming. I also had more followers on this blog…and more prayers that I truly felt…so thank you all.

The results? 11 ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe it….

Happens to be one of my other LUCKY numbers. 5 & 11….how fitting… I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I’ve thanked God for all of this. I’ve thanked Him for this struggle and I thank Him for these 11 eggs. May they be fertilized and healthy and create our baby ๐Ÿ™‚ We will wait until day 5 and freeze these embryos too. I still need to work on my lining..but for now, I am thankful for these 11 ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks again to you ALL. I would name you one by one but I don’t want to forget anyone..in my groggy state ๐Ÿ˜‰ You know who you are. Your comments and love and prayers do not go unnoticed. You keep me positive on this crazy journey and I truly appreciate you ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I will rest. Monday at 10am, I will find out our fertilization report. Continued prayers are welcomed. Grow embryos grow ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a beautiful rest of the weekend friends..xoxoxoxoxoxo