IF and the City

I used to feel sad when I watched the episodes with Charlotte failing over and over again while trying to get pregnant. Little did I know that my own attempts would lead me on the same sad journey. We've now passed 4 years in the trenches. 6 failed IVF/ICSI cycles = nothing. Time for something new - donor eggs. Success at last. Now for round 2.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pick Up

8 eggs.

5 mature, 2 hoping to catch up and 1 immature.

We’re delighted.

Now we’re waiting on the fertilisation report. We’ll be doing a transfer on Wednesday.

Star was amazing.

I was initially upset, because Star and I had thought that I'd be able to go into the theatre with her, but she was having a general anaesthetic (and had apparently signed a consent form), so Mr. S. and I were told to come back in a couple of hours.

When we were called in to see her post-collection she looked great. She'd had a little nausea but had been given something that fixed it straight away. She said she didn't know what they gave her in her anaesthesia, but woke up feeling so happy and thinking about her baby and partner.

Also, apparently when she met the anaesthetist he'd said 'hmmm you're young for IVF', and so she'd been able to say 'I'm a donor!' Everyone was apparently lovely to her, so I'm relieved about that.

We spent the rest of the day together. She had a snooze at our place then we got some lunch. After that she seemed to have her energy back and we went Christmas shopping. Last night we went out and had a Thai dinner. Mr. S. dropped her at the airport this morning.

Goodness, just as I was about to press 'publish' the scientist rang with our results:

Report: 1 caught up (wow) - 6 for fertilisation - all 6 fertilised!!

Transfer tomorrow at 7.30am.

Oh my goodness, the highs and lows of this journey - I'm so excited. I caught Star at the airport as she was boarding - she's ecstatic too.


At December 19, 2006 10:09 am , Blogger Heather said...

OH YAY!! That sounds so good. I'm so happy for you. I'll be thinking about you in the mornin.

At December 19, 2006 11:49 am , Blogger Kris said...

What a shining Star she is! That's fantastic!

At December 19, 2006 11:51 am , Blogger Jade said...

It just sounds like a big party over there. shopping, fertilizing, :)

all my best for tomorrow's transfer.


At December 19, 2006 1:03 pm , Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Horray! What great news! All the best with your transfer tomorrow.

At December 19, 2006 3:09 pm , Blogger Millie said...

Now that's a great pickup. So happy to read your news. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow am.

At December 19, 2006 5:28 pm , Blogger KikayC said...

YAY! So happy for you. That is definitely good news!

Wishing you all the best for the transfer tomorrow.

At December 19, 2006 8:24 pm , Blogger Thalia said...

Great news sparkle, congratulations!

At December 20, 2006 4:31 am , Blogger Hopeful Mother said...

Wonderful fert report! Wishing you good transfer and growing embryo vibes!

At December 20, 2006 6:15 am , Blogger Lut said...

Is this exciting, or what!

At December 20, 2006 9:51 am , Blogger Carol said...

that's great news! congrats!


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