Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Next Steps

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My donor had her egg pick up yesterday. After I was told on Saturday, it was touch and go whether the head nurse was going to recommend she cancel the cycle because she had only three follicles. Then on Monday, I was told another one had appeared over the weekend and my donor was going to be triggered that night. This means having the last shot which boosts her hormone levels. Egg pick up is always scheduled exactly 36 hours after. You usually have to set an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night to inject yourself.

So...the doctor collected five eggs, of which three have matured after their egg/sperm date last night and there's one that is iffy.

Over the past six weeks, I've been on Syneral twice a day. Then two weeks ago, I was told to start taking another hormone called Progynova...three times a day. Now that my Donor has had her harvest, I've stopped the Syneral and am having to insert Progesterone Pesseries three times a day. All I can say is thank goodness for my iphone calendar which alerts me to everything, otherwise there's no way I'd remember when to take what!!!

The Clinic wants me to have the transfer tomorrow afternoon. Any other day of any other week, this would not be a problem. Tomorrow, however, I've been asked to be on MamaMia. A tv show on cable, to talk about sperm donors.
I asked whether it was possible to wait until Saturday. I mean, if the embryos are strong, I would have thought one extra day together in the Petrie dish would be a good thing.
The Doctor agreed to Saturday morning.

This is a good week...

I'm bursting my TV cherry AND I'm going to be pregnant.


ruddygood said...

This is indeed a good week. We'll be crossing everything for you — TV star AND preggers in one week, yes, please!

And how clever is lovely Sass? This new blog incarnation is gorgeous.

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Tinkertines said...

So very excited for you, this makes me so happy. I get giddy when I hear of new pregnancies, especially for those who've been waiting so long for this blessing. Really looking forward to reading about your journey. xx

Linda said...

I love the new look! And I'm enjoying the new news too. All extremities crossed... even my ears! xo

Bec said...

Yay for egg collection! Hoping your embryo transfer goes well :-)

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