Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's News Time.... Do you know where your children are?

Why yes, actually. They are in a petri dish!
Mingling and growing and like any normal siblings they are fighting and competing to get to the finish line first. Kids, I tell ya.

... Maybe I should start with yesterday's retrieval....

We got to the clinic, I got ready and by ready I mean undressed, went to meet Jeff in our section. I filled out some forms, answered questions and kissed Jeff good bye so he can go, umm, take care of business. They hooked up the IV and took me to the OR. There I laid down and they strapped my arms downs while the anesthesia kicked in. The doctor and the rest of the medical peeps were discussing whether the anesthesia causes a pain or a burning sensation when it hits the vein, (I felt paint) and the next thing I know I'm awake in my original bed all alone.

Then the nurse came to check on me and brought Jeff in. She got me some Ginger Ale and Cinnamon Graham crackers to help wake me up. And since I felt very selfish and didn't want to share any with Jeff, I ate that thing fast, very fast. The doctor then came and informed me that 8 eggiess were retrieved and that everything looked good (Why thankyou, I try) and that they would be calling me with an embryology report.

......Which brings me back to today......

I got my first report.
Out of the 8 eggies, 6 of them were matured and we have 100% fertilization. So we currently have 6 embabies doing their thing. I'm expecting a call later today to set up a transfer on Tuesday morning. Or depending on how they continue to develop at that point, the transfer might be Thursday morning. We shall see.

Oh, tonight will be Jeff's turn to become an injector. Progesterone Oil shots begin and will continue until transfer day. I'm also on Medrol (steroids) 4 times a day for 5 days and Doxycycline 2 times a day for 5 days again. I hate Doxycycline, its the antibiotics that gave me hell in December and made me throw up every single time I took it. Me no likey.

25 comments:

  1. Good luck Shanny, I hope all 6 continue growing healthy!

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  2. You're on your way!!!
    I know good things are going to happen :) So very exciting! (Not the antibiotics, or puking or any of that garbage... but all the rest!)

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  3. Wishing you lots of luck Shanny...

    Ps: I have given you an award, check out my blog xx

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  4. This is soooo exciting. I can't wait to hear more : )

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  5. Yay!!! So happy to hear that everything went well. Grow babies grow!!!

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  6. Grow embabies grow!

    Rest up and good luck Shanny :)

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  7. Grow babies, grow! I have you in my thoughts and prayers, I hope this is it!

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  8. WahHooo!! So exciting! Lot's of luck coming your way. Tell Jeff he better be gentle with those injections!

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  9. That is great news. Grow embabies grow!!

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  10. Yay! I'm so glad you posted! As weird and creepy as this may sound I was telling hubby earlier "I hope she posts today because I want to know how things are going for her!" Please don't think I'm a stalker. :) Glad everything went well!!

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  11. Whoo hoo! Yay babies!!!! I'm thinking of you!!

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  12. Shanny! That's awesome! Congratulations on your little embabies! Crossing my fingers for you that they grow nice and strong and some of them find a cozy home for the next 9 months next week!

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  13. Nice retrieval! The Doxycycline didn't make me sick but made one of the other girls sick because she took it without food. The antibiotics were the worst, they tasted like crap! Good luck with the transfer!

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  14. Hi Shanny, I'm a regular reader (not so regular commentor...but I still think you are great!) I nominated you for a blog award! Check out my post.
    LTB

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  15. I'm so glad to hear things went well. I'll continue to keep you, Jeff, and the embabies in my thoughts. Grow embabies, GROW!!!

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  16. I'm new to the blogging thing.....but I have been where you are and wish you the best!!!! Kids are the greatest gift of all.

    Good luck!!!!!!

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  17. GOOD WORK SISTER!!!!! Keep it up and keep the faith....you got this girl!

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  18. Woo hoo!!!! Grow babies, grow!!! I can't wait to see how the rest of this turns out for you, Shanny. I have good feelings about this :)

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  19. So exciting! Get ready for the transfer - it is a totally magical moment!

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  20. YAY, this is so exciting!!! I can't wait for more updates, I have such great vibes for you!!

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  21. Gooooooood luck! Fingers crossed for you guys!

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  22. Been reading some past posts...
    So glad you have a sense of humor about all that hard work, young lady !

    "Keep the Faith", Shanny. We have out fingers crossed for you guys, and wishing you the best.

    With love,

    Pat and John

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