I’ve had a very eventful morning. First, my nurse called to ask how I am feeling. Thankfully, I am feeling much better today — I am still sore and a little swollen — but I can walk pretty comfortably, have no nausea, and feel rested. YAY! The second call came from the embryologist (drum roll please) — 9 of our eggs fertilized — YAY!!! I was, of course, hoping for more, but 9 is great news!
Now, comes one of the hardest parts of IVF — the waiting! The embryologist asked me to call the lab early Sunday morning to check-in on our little embies. If more than 4 are growing happily, then we will wait until Tuesday and do a 5-day transfer with 2 blastocysts; however, if we only have a few embryos on Sunday morning, then we will do a 3-day transfer later that same day with two embryos. While I would love to have a 5-day transfer, I am encouraged by the success rates of 3-day transfers and will try to be happy with either option.
Catching up on Questions
DAY 13: Describe your dream vacation.
I love all-inclusive beach vacations — relaxing on the beach with someone hand-delivering me drinks and food — AMAZING! That being said, I also love going on vacations that include guided tours, learning, and interesting excursions. So, the perfect vacation would be the combination of these two — a beautiful resort, all-inclusive with the option of adding guided tours and excursions. It’s the perfect mixture of relaxation and fun!
DAY 14: Tell us about your funniest Clomid/Follistim/injectables mood-swing story. If you don’t have one, tell us your funniest general infertility drug story.
I can’t think of any funny med stories, but I do have a funny story about having my blood taken. Hubby and I went into the chat with our RE after my 3rd pregnancy loss in November. The RE recommended a battery of tests, so we went to the blood room, and the nurse took out about 20 vials for my blood work. Hubby panicked because he thought that it was too much blood to take at one time. He kept asking the nurses if they were sure I would be okay. To reassure him, the nurse gave me a piece of candy. It was cute 🙂