And then there were 5!

I spent the morning clutching my mobile in my sweaty, eager little hand, willing the embryologist to call. She said she would call in the morning so she called at….11.55am. Erm, thank you for that.

Anyway good news – 5 out of 6 eggs were mature and all 5 successfully fertilised. What a relief! I’m pleased. I know we still have a long way to go but this is a weight off my mind. The ICSI situation threw me off balance yesterday – now I feel hopeful again.

I have decided to skip my Thursday lunchtime yoga class today as I feel like I’ve been pummelled in the stomach – or maybe karate kicked by a midget. I’m still sore and bloated so no downward dog for me today. It’s a shame as I LOVE yoga and I feel like it has really helped me through the last 12 months of fertility hell, but I think I need 24 hours of taking it easy. I’ll make up for it in a day or two.

Egg transfer is scheduled for Monday (day 5), fingers crossed our 5 little embryos keep growing until then.

Half a dozen (organic) eggs

downloadEgg collection happened this morning and I’m pleased to report that we got 6 eggs – from 6 follicles. What a relief!

As with all IVF stuff there is no such thing as a ‘good news day’. So whilst busy punching the air with our 6 egg news, we also received the news that husband’s sperm sample wasn’t good enough for ‘regular’ IVF and we’d have to opt for ICSI instead. Apparently his count had reduced from 5 million in our last cycle to 400k in this one. How did that happen?!

The embryologist asked if he had been unwell 6-8 weeks ago. We didn’t think so…and he’s been taking all his supplements. It’s weird. We need to follow up with the doctor on this one. 6-8 weeks ago he was rather stressed out (I was hit by a motorbike – long story) so perhaps that had a negative impact on things down below. Anyway, c’est la vie. We just need to deal with it – and we are VERY good at dealing with double whammy good/bad news these days.

I’ll get a phonecall tomorrow with news of how many eggs fertilised. ICSI can sometimes cause eggs to break up, so we’re just hoping that amongst our 6 there are a couple strong enough to cope with ICSI and make it to fertilisation. I am egging on my eggs – more news to follow.