Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The morning update: Of the 3 mature eggs- 2 fertilized normally. Hubs was thrilled that his guys could actually find the eggs! The visual of the little sperm wandering around the fallopian tubes for the past few years yelling "hello, is anyone home?" makes me laugh. I don't generally think of it as a giant area- but then again I am not as small a sperm so I can see how I might look as large as a country whereas a petrie dish looks about the size of a house. We'll put them back in on Thursday afternoon. I don't think 2 out of 3 is a bad ratio at all. In fact I am just plain relieved to have at least gotten this far and a wee bit sad to think we could have been here a year ago if we'd gone with a different in the first place RE at the begining of this journey.

I'll post later- for now, I am still pretty tired but overall really happy and optimistic. I asked hubs how the mojo room was this round-- as it is a different office and one he'd never been to. If you recall we have now essentially used the examination room done up with lovely pink accents and rap music playing loudly( with no apparent way to turn it off ) and what has looked like a machine room closet with an office chair and tiny TV. The new RE's office a dedicated room labeled the Male Room, which is kind of cute- and he says it has a TV with a VCR and some magazines. He didn't elaborate on it other than to say he did not sit down anywhere or touch anything- he just couldn't bring himself to. He also said that he didn't get back into the recovery room until after me because the room was occupied still by the family that went before us into surgery. When he got in there he just wanted to get out knowing that the other guy had been in there for some extended period of time and it just didn't sit well. I can't say I blame him- we get to go under for the surgery, but the men- they have it hard having to perform under such circumstances and in a room where others have gone before. I say he is far braver than me for this.

16 comments:

the waiting line said...

Well done! Good luck!

Keeping The Faith said...
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Keeping The Faith said...

That was me that deleted..sorry...error on my part.

Everything sounds good Ellie. About time that you made it this far. I am so thankful we finally found RE's that we're happy and comfortable with.

About DH.... My husband had to do a backup sample on Wes and was telling me about it. He could hear people outsude his door and the RE and patiens in the room next door. Can you imagine if we had to have an orgasm on command in that same scenario. It would never happen.

Good luck Ellie. I'm thinking of you and hoping for the very best.

Hopeful Mother said...

Ellie- WONDERFUL! I am so happy for you that you are in the midst of a full IVF cycle with 2 embryos. It is about time that an RE treated you right and got those eggs and swimmers together!

It is an exciting moment when you realize that you and DH have created life in the form of those embryos. So exciting!

Always interesting re: the mojo room. Fortunately, our clinic's rooms are in the far back of the clinic and pretty private. And they let me go back with hubby just before the retrieval - so that has taken a lot of the performance anxiety away... our room also had a TV/VCR combo, a basket of outdated 90s soft porn, a sink and a leather couch (which we did not touch either!)

Best of luck on Thursday!

Carol said...

2 out of 3 sounds great! congrats!

Bea said...

Fantastic fertilisation rate. Good luck for Thursday!

Bea

Margo said...

Awesome! Good luck to you!

Kris said...

Yay! Good luck on Thursday!

VanillaDreams said...

Ellie, I am so very happy for you! I'm so glad that you have some fertilized eggs, and I hope they grow and develop perfectly for you so that you have two great embryos to transfer on Thursday. So, you are doing a 3 day transfer, is that correct?

You will be just a few days behind me then. I had my Blastocyst transfer on January 29.

Please keep in touch and let me know how everything goes!

Cheering on those embryos now! :)

Take care,
Nilla
xx

Meri-ann said...

Well done! Great fert rate, good luck for Thursday x

Meg said...

Ooh, Ellie. I am so pleased that you have gotten to this stage this time round. It fantastic news.

Lut C. said...

Good! May the good news keep rolling in.

I still think my husband has it pretty easy, treatmentwise. If you start thinking about it, sure, it is a weird situation. But I can mention quite a few uncomfortable things about my part of the bargain.

Sherry said...

Ellie

That is fantastic - rooting hard for you over here.

Can't wait to hear how things go tomorrow!

Sherry

Beagle said...

Wishing you the best of luck!!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the fert report! Yahoo...two embryos growing! That is so funny about the "male room". My hubby will not share any details about his part of the process. I guess he is too shy so I am glad to hear something about it from someone else. Best of luck.

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