Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cheaper by the Dozen

The doctor himself called me this morning with the fertilization report. Which at first made me nervous, because I was expecting a nurse and I thought "Ohhh no this can't be good if the doctor is calling." But to my surprise it was good news!!!

Out of the 16 eggs they retrieved yesterday, 15 were mature and 12 fertilized!!!! So as of right now we have 12 babies growing!!! He said he thinks they are going to doing a 5 day transfer on Thursday. I asked him when we would be updated again on how they were growing and he said they normally don't call again unless something goes wrong. Which I thought was strange, but he said if I'm worried I can call again on Tuesday to check on them. And you totally know I'M GOING TO CALL :) We are so happy with these numbers and we are hoping that at least 6 make it to transfer so we can put some back and freeze a few.

Still feeling pretty crappy, but it's all worth it!!!

Grow babies grow!!!

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wooohooo!! This is great news! Praying!

Jenny said...

wow that is amazing!!
I only had 7 retrieved...only 6 fertilized and only 1 made it to transfer...thankfully she was a tough one :)

Good luck!!!!

Moe said...

I think that 12 is FABULOUS!!! 12 is a really lucky number in my family...sooooo lets hope it's a lucky number for your family too! :)

EEEEEEKKK!! I'm so freaking excited for you guys! Let's keep this good news coming. :)

Lauren said...

That is such great news!!!!! Yayyyyyy!!!

JM said...

How fantastic! What a great fertilization report!!! Can't wait to hear how things progress on tues... there's no WAY I would be able to keep myself from calling.

cgd said...

great, amazing news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diana said...

This is amazing news!! Sooooo happy for u :) what a great way to end ur weekend! :)

JamieMoore said...

Woooot woooot!! Yay for growing babies!!! I am so happy for you guys. I have been following along and I am so excited to hear this is all coming together for you guys!

marg said...

Sarah, that is fantastic!! That's the best birthday news I've received all day. You must be so excited. Yay!

Marissa said...

Just perfect! Come on, embryos, do your stuff--grow and divide!

Sarah, I hope you get some lazy time today.

Jes G said...

sarah that is awesome!!! 12 fertilized is soooo great!!! and i am excited for you that they are going to try and push for a day 5 transfer!! xoxo

Sharyn said...

Congratulations. You'll have some to spare.

I think the docs like to call whenever they can. There's a lot of disappointment related to what they do and I'd bet they enjoy conveying good news. I remember crying to my RE that I didn't think anything would work and he looked completely crushed. I know everyone in the office was thrilled any time a procedure worked out for a patient.

Best of luck.

Candice said...

Wonderful news! I am so excited for you!! Things have been going so well, so touch wood it keeps going that way!!

Faith said...

Yippee!! This is amazing! I'm so happy for you! Keep resting and Thursday will be here before you know it:).

Good Timing said...

Wow wow wow!! This is such fabulous news! I have a great feeling about all this Sarah! So excited for you!

sunnyside up said...

Whooooody-Whoooooooo!!!!
It is all TOTALLY worth it!!! I'm so excited for you!

OooMmmGgeeee!! I'm so happy to be back and following along! I feel like I've been missing part of me without reading all the updates!

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!

TONS of hugs!

Chon said...

That's bloody awesome mate (done in my best Aussie accent for you)

L said...

Hooray! What great news :) I'm always a little freaked out when the doctor calls themselves too - I wonder if maybe they just like giving out great news themselves sometimes! Keep resting - hopefully you feel better really soon!

Liz said...

That is an amazing number of fertilized eggs to work with. I can't imagine hearing nothing for so many days. Call them and then report back to us on Tues. Hoping they are dividing and doing great. Congrats on a successful retrieval and great fertilization report. I have a great feeling about this cycle for you!

Wed transfer? Looks like we will suffer in the 2ww some together this month.

A m a n d a said...

WHOOHOO!! Just catching up from the weekend, and this post made my Monday :) I'm so so happy to hear this Sarah, you really deserved it after all you've been through. Hopefully the happy news will just keep on coming..all the way to 8 months from now!

Let us know how the phone call goes today! I would call too ;)