Friday, September 16, 2011

Embaby update


All ten of our embryos are still dividing. They’re all between 5 and 8 cells, which is right where they’re supposed to be on day 3. I’m impressed that some have reached 8, because the one we transferred on day 3 last time was only 6 cells.

I cried tears of joy when I got off the phone with the lab. We are so blessed to have had such luck this time. I was up all night last night worrying about the embabies, certain that they would call this morning and tell me all 10 had arrested. I hope that one - or two - of them become our children. I am tearing up again as I type this.

Looking back on Tuesday, I’m starting to realize how ill I really was. I checked out for several hours. The pain was so intense at times that I couldn’t deal with it, and I don’t really think I have a low pain tolerance. I remember A picking me up from the floor for the third time in three minutes and asking him weakly “Do you think we should call the doctor?” (um, YES.) I just surrendered myself to him and gave up on functioning for the rest of the day. I’m so thankful I had him to take care of me.

I am still a little sore and very bloated. I still look about four months pregnant and wearing pants is a chore. But this discomfort is so worth it, if…well, you know.

I am so, so happy to have had this opportunity. My ten little potential children already warm my heart in a way I’ve never experienced.

8 comments:

Drevas said...

So, so happy to read this update. I'm SO excited for you and A! :)

My New Normal said...

That's great news. Grow embabies grow.

Elphaba said...

Awww, so excited for you!

infertile-thoughts said...

Sending you lots of positive thoughts! Take it easy and rest up.

P.S. Love your blog! Just started one myself. :)

Marissa said...

Pulling for you and your little ten!

TurtleMama said...

THat's awesome! I am so glad this cycle went so much better than last one. 10 little bundles of potentialities!

nutsinmay said...

Oh, wow, all ten still going! Excellent news.

I am so sorry you had such a horrible time. Being in that much pain is just, well, awful. Which seems a bit inadequate, as a word. So glad you're feeling better.

Still A Guest Room said...

So glad to read this good news!