Saturday, November 5, 2011


So in my last post I mentioned we were tracking 18 follicles for our donor.

Two days later that was updated to 19.

Two days later than was updated to 20.

Today, when we arrived at the clinic for our monitoring appointment, we ran into our RE, who had just done the retrieval for our donor. He hugged us (we haven't seen him since April), and said "We got way more than 20."

Twenty minutes later, when he came into the exam room for my ultrasound, he told us they'd confirmed they got 30 eggs.


I can't imagine what it feels like to have 30 follicles in there - I felt bloated with <10.

It's likely that a higher proportion of the extra 10 are immature, so we'll see how many mature overnight. If it's three or more, we'll plan to do a Day 6 transfer. The regular embryos will get biopsied on their Day 3, which will be Tuesday, the overnight-matured embryos will get biopsied on their Day 3, which will be Wednesday, and then we'd have CGH results back for a Friday transfer.

I'm not counting my chickens, since there are a lot of steps to go, but it's the best possible news we could have gotten today.

We also learned that our RE loves our donor. He sees a strong physical resemblance, and thinks she's smart and lovely. She's apparently feeling good (the clinic uses a Lupron trigger to help avoid OHSS), and has been easy for them to work with.

My monitoring went well - lining is good, and my estradiol is where it should be. I did an Intralipid infusion today as my TNF levels are still elevated despite the Humira (mid 30s for those of you who know what to look for), and will do another with transfer.



  1. amazing news. Can't wait to hear about the fertilization report and of course the transfer. Holding all kinds of hope for you...

  2. This is awesome news. I can't wait to hear the fret report either. Crossing fingers, toes, eyes Nd everything else for you guys. Sending all my best vibes :o) xoxo.

  3. Wow, that is incredible! I am really, really hopeful for you!

  4. oh my gosh!!! incredible!! sending so much hope your way!