Saturday, April 25, 2009

We Have Fertilization!

I got the call from Dr. K's office this morning around 9:00. It was so nice to get this call early in the day rather than having to wait all day to hear the report. I didn't even have time to start worrying :) In actuality, I am far less worried this cycle. The Lord has given me peace and trust that it is all in His hands.
  • 16 of the 17 eggs retrieved were mature
  • 8 were frozen using the experimental quick freeze procedure I mentioned yesterday - I think it is safe to say that no matter what the outcome is of this cycle, this was my last egg retrieval
  • 8 were injected
  • 5 fertilized - this is the same number we had last IVF, you can read how encouraged I was by having 5 last cycle here, I can't help but be encouraged this time as well - it reminds me that God knows me and He cares for me
David was working this morning rather than Suzanne, the embryologist. She is the one who did our ICSI yesterday. She told David to tell me that things looked better this time. I don't know if this means we had some without the abnormality this time or just had it to a lesser degree. I should have more information when I speak with her tomorrow when she calls to give me the report on our embryos. But I am definitely feeling more hopeful.

"This I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-23

6 comments:

Mark and Niki said...

It's wonderful to get good news early in the day! Praise the LORD! Praying for these little lives as they continue to grow.

Monika said...

Ohhh hooray for this news!!! PRAYING!!! (((hugs)))

Dave and Elaine said...

So happy to hear this news. Praying still...

Flakymn said...

Becky! This is fantastic news. Praying for each of your embryos as they develop ...

Jackie said...

Great news! God is good! Praying!

Stacy said...

Ahhhh! So exciting. And so scary. And so many emotions I am sure. Keep us posted. I will be praying!