Thursday, August 13, 2009

Today


Well today was a good day overall. I got to see "my Mary"! She's one of my fav's! And I got to see my favorite Dr. in the whole wide world! We had our post IVF consult today. Dr J. was frustrated because he said my cycle was perfect. He said my chart was in the "pregnant" pile. I was one that he KNEW would be pregnant. He said as far as the embryos go, mine were great. He said it's hard to tell about the 4 cell....it could've went either way but the 7 and 8 cell were really good embryos. He said the most important thing in the IVF process is embryo quality and I had that. I love how caring he is. He is just amazing!! He just said so many things that made us know that he cares about us and our dreams of having a family. Basically the conclusion we came to is that we just need to try again. He said the reason he only got 5 good eggs was because he knew he only needed 3 so when they told him they had 5 good ones he stopped "retrieving". He said there was no reason to keep sticking me. So basically our plan is to go for IVF#2 in January. And we told him after this cycle we had a different outlook on freezing and that we would probably freeze with our next cycle. He was like a kid at Christmas when we said that. He said he would have no trouble getting 10-12 good eggs next time and that he would culture them out to the blast stage and transfer the two best ones and we would freeze the rest. He said we would probably have 4-6 to freeze at the most and he transfers 3 with a frozen transfer usually because the success rates are a lot lower than with a fresh cycle. So we felt really positive about all of that. We also brought up my endometriosis because by January it will have been a year since my surgery. He wanted to be safe and keep it from coming back before our next IVF so he put me on birth control for the next 5 months. We felt good about that too. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We are doing really good most days but some days are really hard. And just pray that God continues to show us His will for us! Thanks!

6 comments:

The Patterson's said...

I am so glad your consult with Dr. J went well! It sounds very similar to how ours went..."just try again". I can just see the grin on his face when you told him you have re-considered freezing! I'll be praying for #2 to have your BFP written all over it!

G & H said...

what a blessing to have a wonderful doctor! will keep you in my prayers and I am happy that you guys are happy with everything! God is faithful! And yourupcoming plans sounds awesome! Januray it is!!!!

The Mummert Family said...

Glad you got some good information.

Erica said...

So proud of you--I know it is a bitter sweet thing to have to go for round #2. Think how strong you and your marriage is going to be after this is all said and done. I can't wait!

Alex and Jill said...

Sounds like a wonderful follow-up!

I'll be praying that you guys are able to enjoy your time off and that this next cycle will be the one. :)

((HUGS))

The Lane Family said...

I am so glad that things went well with Dr.J. and I am also glad that you have decided to freeze some of your embryo's. My son and both of my daughter's are frozen embryo's. Okay to be correct the girls were frozen as blastocysts. Anyway I continue to keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers and hope the 2nd IVF attempt is a success. :)