Monday, March 22, 2010

Fertilization Update 3/22

First of all, I want to thank everyone that has left me all those wonderful comments from yesterday's post.  I am humbled that so many of you have prayed or have offered to keep praying for me through these few days.  This has been the hardest few days for me, even worse than the dreaded 2 week wait.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I called the clinic today and talked to a nurse.  It sounds like the doctors normally do a day-3 or day-5 transfer only.  Plus I realized last night that today would already be day-3.  I asked the nurse if the doctor would do day 4 transfers, and the answer is no.   They try leave the embryos alone as much as possible to give the embryos a chance to grow as much as possible without disturbance.  The nurse said she would talk to the doctor or the lab and see what she can find out.

Well Teresa, the nurse from the embryology lab just called me back.  I have bad news and possibly good news.

The bad news:  It looks like Little Embie have not grown since yesterday.  It was at a 3 blast stage yesterday, and it is still at 3 today.  I am saddened by this, but they will continue to monitor closely.

The (possibly) good news:  It looks like an egg that did not fertilize yesterday seems to have fertilized today.  It now has 2 cells.  It is a day late and is slower in growth.  I am naming him/her Tiny.  This give me new hope!

Teresa was telling me that this is really weird, that an egg would fertilized this late.  It is not something they see every day.  I'd like to think of it as a miracle!  They will continue to monitor the embryos closely.  Teresa even gave me the number to the direct line of the embryology lab so I can call tomorrow if I wanted to.

I am feeling a mixture of emotions right now.  Disappointed that Little Embie possibly did not make it, and hope that Tiny may now be in the picture.

So now we wait some more.  The clinic will call me tomorrow with more information, about what time the transfer will be on Wednesday, or if the transfer will be cancelled.  Obviously, I'm hoping that both Little Embie and Tiny makes it tomorrow, and we would be able to continue with a transfer on Wednesday.

Please continue to pray that both Little Embie and Tiny will continue to multiply and grow strong and healthy.

I so want these embies back inside me!

36 comments:

  1. I will be praying for you and your embabies! I hope they both pull through!!!

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  2. Awe! Of course I'm hoping both do well, but I am particularly hopeful that Tiny is your baby to be. How amazing! Can't wait to hear! Hugs and lots of luck!

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  3. hey - i hope you're hanging in there. just an fyi for you ... one of my embies looked like the worst of the bunch on day 3, but then ended up making it to blast, and surpassed the other embies that were looking much better on day 3. so, a slow starter can catch up. *have faith*!!

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  4. Will keep praying. Come on Tiny!

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  5. WOW. This sounds just like my IVF cycle from December. I only had 2 out of 10 fertilize. i also had a "tiny." Best wishes, I can relate to ALL of the emotions you are discussing.

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  6. WOW That's so cool to hear about Tiny's little creation!! I'll be praying some more for you and Tiny and lil Embie! I hope they both make it and do well!! *hugs*

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  7. Maybe Little Embie was just waiting for Tiny to catch up? I'd like to think so anyway. Sending many many prayers your way!

    Grow embies, grow!

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  8. Yay for two embies! Grow, grow, grow!!!! Praying for you. :)

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  9. It's the Golden Embie of HOPE!

    YAY!

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  10. Come on Little Embie & Tiny...grow, grow, grow!!

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  11. Sorry I was a bit behind in reading your posts. Just got caught up and want you to know that I'm pulling for your 2 embies! Saying prayers for you and for them. I can't imagine the roller coaster that this week has to be for you. Praying for comfort and peace no matter what happens! You are in my thoughts. Grow little embies!!!

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  12. I'll keep you in my thoughts!

    ICLW #113/114

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  13. Aww, I'm praying that Tiny will be the miracle embie! I'm praying even harder that both will grow for you.

    ICLW #21, 23

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  14. KMFX that little embie is just a bit slow like tiny is! you might get two embryos after all! i have every single finger and toe crossed for you, girl!

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  15. Sending prayers for Tiny and Embie to keep growing!!

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  16. Comment week couldn't come at a better time for you. I am glad I came across your blog so that I can pray for you and your little embies. I hope all goes well, and that you have you transfer on Wednesday.

    Best wishes!

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  17. Thinking of you, LE and Tiny!
    I second what so many others said--slow growers still can make beautiful, beautiful babies!!! I'll be stalking tomorrow to see what the clinic says!

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  18. Awww, praying for Tiny, and little Embie. Thinking of you!!

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  19. hang in there embies!!

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  20. LOL @ Lori's previous post! I'm stalking your blog as well! I'm on the edge of my seat to hear an update tomorrow. I'm praying for both of your little embies to grow, grow, GROW! I would agree with you about Tiny being a miracle. That is amazing...actually I'm a little weepy over it. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

    Amy

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  21. I was going to say don't give up on the embie yet...mine almost stopped but the next day it took off again and now I have a 18m old!! My hubby said it's defanatly my side of the family the reason it slowed down as we are late for everything!!

    Will be back to check in.

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  22. Praying for a miracle! Keeping Little Embie and Tiny in my prayers tonight.

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  23. Praying for you little embie, and tiny! Praying in expectancy of great news and awesome results!

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  24. Praying that Little Embie and Tiny are both still in the game. Thinking of you.

    (ICLW)

    xxx

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  25. Praying for God's miracle in both Little Embie's & Tiny's growth. In all things, praise & glory to Him...and Him alone!

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  26. Praying for Little Embie and Tiny to make it! I have faith and I am sending you positive thoughts for today and the coming days!! Don't underestimate the power of a cycle that looks like it's heading for disaster.. mine was just like this and here I am pregnant!! Keep positive and I will keep you all in my prayers!!

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  27. I will keep my fingers crossed that one or both of them grow for you!

    ICLW #59

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  28. Sending you lots and lots of ***good vibes*** Praying and hoping everything will work out

    ~Stopping by for ICLW! #78

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  29. Praying for you and those embies to grow!

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  30. That's so great! Go Tiny, go Tiny, go go go Tiny! Yes, I'm a dork.

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  31. It all in the hands of God and we pray that he will give you the miracle you so want... You know that I am with you in my thoughts and prayers with loads of love... Patty

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  32. Your family (and Tiny!) are in my thoughts! I am new to your blogger, but will definitely be sticking around to see what happens :)

    ICLW #30

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  33. Hello from ICLW! Oh I have so much for Tiny and Little Embie - saying a prayer right now. Will be following your story - go Tiny!! And go Little Embie!!!!!!

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  34. Look at all of these prayers!!!! I hope all works out hon, thinking of you and continuing to pray xxxooo Nan

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  35. Praying that for Little Embie and Tiny!!! Wishing you the best of luck!

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  36. Hope Little Embie bounces back and miracle Tiny keeps on growing! Sending good wishes your way!

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