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Back in Denver

Yes, folks… we are back in Denver!

So since I have been a truant blogger, here’s what’s been up till today:
28 eggs retrieved -> 21 eggs mature -> 20 eggs biopsied -> 15 eggs tested normal

Dr Sch recommended to thaw 10 eggs and transfer back 4 embryos. (As if! As if we’re going to have that much embryos for transferring ha?)

Well, DH and I decided that we will thaw 7 eggs and transfer back 3 embryos only. We thought that 4 was just too much if they all do take! And DH did say that those are good numbers. So no scientific basis here at all. We were at peace with that decision.

So the T, the embryologist, thawed 7 eggs Tuesday morning and fertilized them in the afternoon.

This morning, I got a call from S, another embryologist I suppose, that 5/7 fertilized. Woo hoo 5! 5! 5! I know it’s too early to know and celebrate but I’ll take any good news even this early onw!

Of course, there are no quality information yet as the “embryos” are still at the 1-cell stage. She said though that they were not dark, which is supposed to be good. We’ll get the next report on Friday.

We are tentatively scheduled for a Friday day 3 transfer, 11:30am. Then 36 hours of bedrest. Then fly back to Austin on Sunday.

If it is a day 5 transfer, then that is another story!


1 OPJ { 06.25.09 at 9:17 am }

missed you here, sis… glad to hear from you! meanwhile, i sent you links to 5 videos of “my” kids’ performance last sunday evening – some musical options to fill up your time while waiting in denver. now enjoying red wine in greenwoods. i will be in davao with madz alumni this weekend.

2 Polly { 06.25.09 at 10:37 am }

Arpee!! I’m SO STINKIN’ excited for you!!!! I got your email the other night … man are you a night owl! And I’m so grateful that you wrote … I was worried about you :-(

But I am SO GLAD you are in Denver and everything is looking so great! I can’t believe they are letting you do a day 3 transfer, much less considering a day 5 transfer!! I’ve only heard of women doing CGH on PBB1&2 to be able to do day 2 transfers!! You must have some great eggs – and some great embryos! I think that getting 15/20 normals … is a great sign. When I did CGH on oocytes with SIRM I only got 1/5 and 1/1 … I can’t even imagine how wonderful 15/20 would be!!! Hip hip … hooray!

I am praying for your little ones and will definitely continue to pray for the transfer, the waiting, and the testing … you are leading the way!


3 Beautiful Mess { 06.25.09 at 1:17 pm }

wow, 5! That’s GREAT! I hope they all do their thing and you have a smooth transfer!

4 Cathy { 06.25.09 at 3:28 pm }

Yay!! Better than great news so far. Good to hear from you and wishing you the best of luck. Sending prayers your way for your transfer!!

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