And Then There Were More…

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Just got the call from the lab this morning, out of our 3 possibles yesterday, 2 have started to divide. We now have 14 embryo’s growing and dividing in the lab. I’m so happy that I burst into tears when they told me this morning.

I’ve still got a fair amount of pain, my stomach is extremely bloated, I could pass for 8 months pregnant, normally bodily functions are fairly uncomfortable, my ovaries ache and I want to cry every time I sneeze, but at the rate this IVF is progressing, its worth it.

W and I had a chat this morning about why this IVF has progressed so much better than our previous attempts, I certainly think that the change in meds has had an impact. I also suspect that the lifestyle changes I’ve made in the past 3 months have played their part as well. Since January, I’ve limited my alcohol in take to only 2 glasses of wine per week, I’ve cut out all carbs after 15hoo daily and I’ve increased my intake of fatty fish like Salmon and Mackrel and I truly believe this must have had an impact.

I turn 37 in exactly 3 months and  yet this IVF is better than the IVF’s I had when I was 35. Way more eggs, higher percentage fertilization and longer life of the embryo’s.

So tomorrow we go in for a meeting with our RE and the lab to have a look at our babies and decide on a 3 or 5 day transfer and also on how many to put back. To be honest, I’m leaning towards a 5 day transfer and putting 3 embryo’s back but W almost faints every time I mention this so we’ll see what the RE suggests. My feeling simply is that the chances of all 3 taking are so low, especially given my age, that I’d like to give myself the greatest chance as possible for having ONE baby.

But lets see what tomorrow holds!

March 14, 2009
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10 Comments

  • Reply Lea White

    So exciting!!!

    March 14, 2009 at 11:17 am
  • Reply WiseGuy

    Wooooohoonderful news! Yay for you!

    March 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Emmah

    This is great news Shaz, all the best for tomorrow.

    March 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply D

    that is awesome!! I am 39 and you give me hope 🙂

    March 14, 2009 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Hollie

    Sharon, I’m so excited for you. Its wonderful this is working out for you. I continue to pray for your success!

    March 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply mrsseed

    Great news all around! Wishing you a successful week. Good luck with the conversations, your decisions and the transfer!

    March 14, 2009 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply 'Murgdan'

    I literally jumped up and down in my chair when I read this! So exciting indeed! Wow! Yay! You’ve always been one of the first updates I searched for…but now I’m scrambling to the computer to see the latest news THAT much faster! 🙂

    March 14, 2009 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply stacey

    Again, great news! I’m praying for your little embies!

    March 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Maritza

    Good luck Shaz! Let us know how things go.

    March 15, 2009 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Yvonne

    Good heavens Shaz that’s bloody FANTASTIC!!! Can’t wait to hear today’s update, I’m literally chomping at the bit for news, news and more news 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thinking of you as you see your embies today and really hoping they’ll go for the full 5 day transfer!

    Eeep, very exciting!!!!

    xx

    March 15, 2009 at 10:48 am
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