And Then There Were More…

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 andΒ  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!

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  • 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 πŸ™‚

    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! πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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

    Eeep, very exciting!!!!


    March 15, 2009 at 10:48 am
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