Thursday, September 22, 2011

7 and 7

Seven embryos thawed and seven survived! The first of many miracles to come hopefully:) I am truly surprised and very thankful that they survived the thaw. I couldn't believe it when I got the phone call. I thought for sure the phone conversation was going to go something like, " Holly, we're very sorry, but we have to cancel this cycle due to none of the embryos surviving. All of your shots this time were for nothing." BUT, that's not at all what happened.

So out of the seven, they were all still growing the next day as we awaited a time for our transfer. That was still excellent news. Usually most of mine stop growing at some point or another and we end up with only two good ones to transfer.

When asked how many we could transfer, my embryologist said only 2. At my age still, 2 is their protocol since they really don't want anything more than twins. Triplets are a really difficult pregnancy, however, I wish I had that final decision. This is my 7th go around and I would like to be more aggressive. No offense, I don't want to see them anymore. I don't want to do this EVER again. But, they just can't be persuaded, unfortunately.

Everyone failed to mention how much Lovenox burns! So I am enjoying the Progesterone shots as well as the Lovenox twice a day. 3 painful shots a day...there better be a baby on the other end of this path! I am quite calm, which I am also thankful for. So hopefully, all of this...the abundance of embryos, the painful shots and the calm of my mindset...ends in success this time.

Fingers crossed and bountiful prayers! Until the next update...