Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It's been a quiet two days since transfer, with not too much news to report.  I'm still feeling the OHSS symptoms, and recovering from the news that of our 9 embryos, only 2 were seen as being fit for freezing.  I'm beginning to wonder if egg quality has been the issue all along...how else could we go from so many to so few?

When the nurse told me two of our blasts had been frozen, my first response was, "that's it?"  She seemed surprised by that and told me I was being "unrealistic" to think we would have had so many.  Maybe I was being unrealistic, I don't know, but 3 good embryos out of 18 initial eggs, seems like pretty awful odds don't you think?

I don't have much else to report on at the moment.  I've been watching movies, vegging, trying to ignore the pains in my midsection and getting lots of sleep.  I miss the gym, and the great outdoors, but I know I'll get there again soon.

Sending positive thoughts to all my cycle sisters!


  1. Oh, I can totally see why you would be upset about the number of frozen embies. I would feel the same way.

    I don't have experience with IVF yet so I don't know if that rate of fertilization is low or not, but at least you have a frozen cycle available if you need it. That's at least something.

    I hope you get your little baby this time around and don't have to go through any of this again. Positive thoughts!!!!

  2. Aw I'm sorry you don't have more snowbabies :-( I think some places are pretty strict with their criteria for freezing, so they may have not been bad. I have talked to a lot of ladies where it seem there is some degree of egg quality issue. But now you have 1 of the best in your womb and the other 2 best for the future! I'm so very hopeful and excited for you!!! Hugs

  3. Its cold and rainy anyway, so stay warm at home and watch a ton of movies! Watch the "Naked Gun" series or "Scary movie" series if you are up for some laughs...I am sure you have watched them before, but they don't stop being funny, ever. I was watching "Heidi" the other day on hulu. You must have seen it before, but its kinda cute. Random suggestions :)
    One of my favorite movies is "Kolya", a Czech movie that won an oscar for best foreign movie some years ago. Its about a little boy, and emotional - in a nice happy way. I highly recommend it. Maybe not now, but some time when you get a chance. Oh and don't forget some dance and song bollywood movies! I'm sure your hubby can recommend some :P

  4. I was sad I only had 5 eggs retrieved and the odds of me having any to freeze are pretty slim so I wouldn't feel bad about being sad. Hope you are enjoying your down time!

  5. Congrats on being PUPO and on your two frozen embryos! So excited for you! :)

  6. I was the same way. Started with 38 eggs, down to 26 mature, 17 fertilized and only 6 were left by day 5. I'm sending you good vibes this cycle!!!

  7. I don't think that not being able to freeze that many is uncommon, from what I've heard most clinics have a pretty strict selection process when it comes to choosing which ones are suitable to freeze. I'm glad your wait has been fairly uneventful, and I hope that the one you have on board sticks!

  8. I hope it goes well with your two strong embies!!
    Sometimes it is nice to just veg and catch up on movies, blogs, shows and such.