Friday, November 5, 2010

Counting down to Sunday

I'm glad we started with six eggs, because only 3 were mature. 2 of those fertilized normally. Of the other 3 immature eggs, one matured overnight and was ICSIed today -- we'll find out tomorrow if it's normal and thus just a day behind.

This compares favorably with our first IVF, when we had 3 eggs retrieved: 1 was mature and fertilized normally, 1 was immature but matured and fertilized normally, and 1 never matured. We put two in and one implanted.

And it's better than IVF #2 when we had 3 follicles, but only got 2 immature eggs. 1 matured, but didn't divide. So we had nothing to transfer.

Since this time we have 2 fertilized eggs that started out mature, we're optimistic that we'll get to our Sunday transfer. And maybe we'll have an extra to decide what to do with.

Just Lovaza tonight -- progesterone (in ethyl oleate -- MUCH easier than in oil) gets added tomorrow night.

Staying positive over here!


  1. So glad it's working out better than before ;)

  2. So glad that things are going well so far. I am crossing my fingers and toes for you tomorrow.
    I totally agree about the progesterone, I was switched over after the oil gave me an ugly rash on face, that other formulation is soooo much less painful. Seriously ladies, talk to your RE's about making the switch. My insurance will not cover this but a 2-3 week supply was only about $75.
    Sending good vibes your way!!!

  3. Soooo excited for you! FX, hugs, good vibes and prayers coming your way!

  4. Congratulations on the improvement. Your transfer will be here soon.

    I wanted to throttle my RE if she said this to me one more time back when we were using my eggs "it only takes one".

    True though. That one is up in the bath while I keep my feet up after today's transfer.

    You can do this!