Saturday, December 8, 2007

Three, Its a Magic Number

Moving on to happier things ...

Of the six that fertilized (which, by the way, needed NO ICSI, which they hadn't told me before. Yeah a $500+ savings!) --

  • one went no where
  • two at 5-cell
  • one 6-cell
  • two 8-cell, one graded EXCELLENT, and one very good

So, Dr. Mumbles recommended transferring the 2 8-cells and felt it wouldn't be a bad idea to throw in the 6-cell too. He said that if it turns out to be triplets, he promises to help babysit. Really he thought that our risk of that was extremely low. And he is not terribly hopeful that the 5-cell ones will make it to freezing, and probably not the 6-cell either. So we opted to put it back rather than likely having to discard it.

We had talked the night before that we would be okay with putting back 3 if Dr. Mumbles recommended it. He is pretty conservative. But driving home DH and I were starting to feel a little nervous. I think since we now know of some people who got big surprises despite poor quality embryos, that gave us pause. But realistically, my success in the past has been pretty poor, so it seems unlikely. We would be fine with multiples, and my first pregnancy went very well, so hopefully my body could handle things. But our big concern is more the timing. When this cycle is successful (did you notice the when, not if?), I would be due about 2 months after our big move to LA. But if it is multiples and they come early, we could be in the midst of the move. And we also have to go one month without employer supplied health insurance. So COBRAing with a high-risk pregnancy and not being sure what state I'll be in at the time is a little concerning. But obviously, this is getting ahead of ourselves.

Thank you to all my FRIENDS who have supported me and held my hand through this cycle. It means more than you know. And thanks to all those who have stopped over from cyclesista or other's blogs to cheer me on too, I really appreciate it. Now I'll be counting on all you ladies to keep me busy during this awful 2ww. HUGs to all my cyclesistas for happy outcomes. I think its time for another wave of BFP in the blogosphere.

13 comments:

Becks said...

Oh I do hope there is a wave of BFP's and all of us are riding the wave. Sounds like you have got some healthy ones riding the Amy train...all aboard!!

Thankfully there's a few of us to help each other get through the 2ww.

Lori said...

It would be great to see all you cyclesistas do the BFP wave to bring in the New year...

Hoping you lead the way.

Sticky Bun said...

It's DEFINITELY time for another wave of BFPs, and I hope that your beautiful embryos are among them!

And, as for the multiples thing...no matter what happened with that, it would all work out. Sure, it might make it more complicated, but as long as you took care of yourself and them, it would be a wonderful complication to have to deal with. :-)

So, here's hoping for a BFP, and whatever surprises that brings. :-)

chicklet said...

Holy 3, ack! Very exciting but yea, gives pause too:-)

Good luck with the 2ww and for f*'s sake, let's throw some BFP's out there! Please...

Carrie said...

Great news Amy. You're very brave with the three thing! Still, reckon I'd have done the same given half a chance.

As for a wave of BFP, wouldn't that just be amazing. I so hope it happens too.

JJ said...

Im all in for another round of BFP's!
Hoping so much for you!

M said...

Definitely hoping for a big wave! Great sounding embies you've got in there...

Geohde said...

Good luck for a swift and successful TWW, you deserve it,

xx

J

nancy said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on the excellent embryos! Have you decided if you will put in three?

How very exciting!

CAM said...

The more the merrier!! Two...three...bring em on!
Hope you are feeling well and stay positive.
:)

singletracey said...

GREAT NEWS!!! Three times the luck sent your way!!

Aurelia said...

I hope you get a BFP, but I'm not quite as sure as you are it won't be triplets.

DHEA is known to increase egg quality substantially. At least according to my RE, so you just might end up with 3 very strong fetuses. Anyway, keep taking the DHEA during the 2ww,okay?

And we'll all cross out fingers for you and a BFP in the meantime.

DD said...

Were you able to freeze the remaining? It always makes the time pass a little (a little!) easier knowing that there's potential waiting.