Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2WW is on!

Here they are. All that time, all that money. And, hopefully, worth every penny. What you are looking at above is a full forward hockey line. Though, realistically, it is still going to be a miracle if we get a left winger out of the bunch. [Need a left winger, since I play right and hubby plays center].

The best embryo is the one up at the top. It is seven cell with minimal fragmentation. The second one has seven cells but more fragmentation and the last one is only five cells--the runt of the litter.

I am now resting and trying to coax the little guys to find a nice home in my uterus, where I promise to love and nurture them for the next 9 months.

The full details on my IVF process should be up on Conceive in the next day or so.

Thanks again to everyone who has just been the greatest cheerleaders during this process.


  1. Congratulations!!! Praying for you!!

    As for me, it's still a little bit on the early side and I may be jumping the gun, but from past experience, it looks as though this 2nd IVF cycle failed and once again my body attacked all of them.

    1st IVF cycle 08/09 - 3 implanted
    2nd IVF cycle- 11/09 - 4 implanted

    I have an appointment Dec 11th in Chicago with a specialist who deals with auto immune/reproductive issues. I have two more free paying cycles with Cigna before April 1st, 2010. This is all covered 100%. I have to admit, my first impulse was to put this behind me and walk away. We are both tired. I am tired of being poked, the drives, being put under anesthesia and all that goes along with a stressful IVF cycle only to get bad news in the end. By this time, it no longer about the fact that the cycles are free. I find myself looking in the mirror and it's all about the "me, myself and I'. But as long as God provides an open door, I must be willing to walk through it.

    As Rick Warren writes in the "Purpose Driven Life" he says all of life is a test. Character is both developed and revealed by tests. We are always being tested. God constantly watches our responses to people, problems, success, conflicts and disappointments. Every day is an important day, and every second is a growth opportunity to deepen our character, to demonstrate love, or to depend on God. Some tests seem overwhelming, while others we don't even notice. But all of them have eternal implications."

    "Blessed are those who endure when they are tested" (James 1:12)

    In Christ,

  2. Hey Vanessa,

    That is fantastic news! Congratulations on being PUPO (Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise).

    Crossing my fingers for you!!!

  3. PUPO...I love it. That will be my mantra over the next couple weeks.

  4. My prayers are with you and thos little embryos. At least one needs to find a comfy home in that uterus of yours and want to stick around for awhile. I've got a good feeling :+)


  5. Praying that you get your BFP and I'm thinking positive for you :)

  6. Found you on Conceive, and loved your article! My finger and toes are crossed for you, good luck good luck! Sending you BFN baby vibes :-) Kate