Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fert Report

I'm torn with this fert report. Of my 22 eggs, 17 were mature...and 4 fertilized. While we are ahead of the game from last cycle, when zero fertilized on day 1, I was still holding out hope that everything we did this past year would result in a great fertilization percentage. I know it only takes one good egg, and that we're better than we were last cycle. I know all those things. But my heart still dropped when the nurse told me we only had 4. She couldn't even tell me if they looked good or if they were "slow growers" again. Please don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to even have 4 embies to work with, and if one of those embies becomes a baby I would just be over the moon. But right now, I'm a little disappointed. Nothing to freeze, as we agreed to put back 3 and not freeze anything less than 2.

I'll find out tomorrow if we are a day 3 transfer or day 5. I'm holding out hope that these 4 little ones grow and can make it to day 5.

Thank you to everyone for your well wishes. While it may seem like I'm ungrateful for what I have, I'm not. I know all too well the alternatives.

12 comments:

Sunny said...

BIG hugs to you. Holding hope for those little ones.

Jen said...

I understand why you are disappointed. While it may still be good news, it isn't the news you were hoping for.

But, I have my fingers crossed that you will only need one of them! Good luck!

Shelli said...

I am sorry it wasn't what you hoped for, but 4 still is good. Thinking of you, and wishing and hoping those 4 embies turn out to be rockstars and exceed your expectations!

Chelle said...

I know exactly how you feel! We had 25 retrieved, 18 mature and only 6 fertilized. My heart dropped when I heard, but I am now pretty optimistic.

I am thinking of you! GROW EMBIES GROW!!

Jen said...

I am crossing my fingers these four are the only four you need. Hugs!

Fertilized said...

Sending my best thoughts to you and the lil embies!

Jendeis said...

Hoping that everything goes well!

tryingtoconceive said...

I'm so sorry you didn't get more to fertilize!!!!

It could still be really good. It does only take one.

Keep the faith!

Denise said...

Did you guys do ICSI? (sorry if you've mentioned this before and I'm forgetting).

It does suck to not have as many as you were hoping for. Hopefully it won't matter and one of those four will be your dream come true.

Irish Girl said...

I understand the roller coaster you're on right now. The time between ER and ET is a tough one. I am so very hopeful for you and those four little miracles! Hang tight, girl. Thinking of you!

Deborah said...

Fingers and toes crossed for you and your embies. I get caught up in the number also and understand the frustration. But you are so right, it only takes one. It's just hard to take that seriously sometimes. Hang in there!!

katedaphne said...

You don't sound ungrateful at all. I hope good news comes today that all are growing like little green sprouts.