Thursday, April 22, 2010
Welcome April ICLWers!
Sorry this is a couple of days late. I'm still behind on reading my blogs. For those new to ICLW, it's a week dedicated to honoring and encouraging commenting on fellow bloggers' blogs. It's a wonderful time to find new blogs and make new friends. Make sure to contact Mel to be included in future ICLWs if you are not already part this.
For those visiting for the first time, welcome!
At the last ICLW, I was at a very exciting time in my journey. I had just completed my egg retrieval for IVF and was waiting for my fertilization report. Unfortunately, it also turned out to be one of the most difficult times in my journey so far. I found out that I only had 2 out of 6 mature eggs fertilize, and none made it to transfer. If you are interested in finding out more, you can read about my journey so far here, my egg retrieval here, my fertilization report here, the fertilization update here, and the embryos update here.
I met with my RE last week, and it sounds like I may have egg quality issues. This of course is not a surprise for me, since I am 36++ (I will be 37 in August), but we have been trying for 6 years. At the appointment, I had my blood drawn for Karotype testing. Now I continue to wait to see if the test comes back normal.
I would love to hear from you if you are visiting for the first time. Unfortunately, ICLW will probably be a bust for me this month. I am leaving today to go out of town for a couple of family events and won't be home till Tuesday or Wednesday. I am not sure how much internet access I will have but will try my best to update and comment.
Have a wonderful week, and an awesome ICLW!