Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2 down, 4 pending, 12 on the bench

Neither of the eggs that we attempted to fertilize yesterday actually turned into embryos. Sad day. We knew that two was a small number to begin with, but at the same time we didn't want to create life that we do not intend on actually bringing into the world. So fertilizing all 18 eggs that came out of me yesterday would have upped our odds of course, but it may have also given us 18 embryos that we wouldn't know what to do with. We were not comfortable taking that chance. But after the first two fresh eggs were not fertilized, we had to make the decision today on how many eggs we wanted to thaw and try to fertilize again. How do we statistically give ourselves a good shot at getting at least one embryo, while at the same time, not put ourselves in a situation of having too many? Good grief. We decided to try to fertilize four more. Dr. Q is hopeful that attempting to fertilize a total of 6 good quality eggs over the last couple days should give us an embryo or two. However, if none of them fertilize we have to cancel the cycle and wait till next month to try again. 

I'm obviously going to be very disappointed if we have nothing to transfer this week. But I am comforted by the fact that we have another 12 eggs to work with next month if need be. At least that's what I'm feeling right now. If I get a call tomorrow saying we have nothing, who knows what kind of sobby mess I'm going to be. ::sigh:: 


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  2. Praying praying praying!!! We love you guys!! <3

    Brother, Kimi and Brookie-lyn