Friday, August 6, 2010

Embryo ICU

The embryologist called this morning to say that of the twelve eggs retrieved, six were mature.  Four fertilized, but two did so later (not sure how this is possible with ICSI?).  The plan is to transfer the two frontrunners tomorrow and watch the two laggards a little longer to see if they're good enough to freeze. 

It's so wonderful to know that we have embryos growing, but strange that they are growing in a distant lab and not in me.  It feels a little like when my first son was in the NICU after he was born.  He was in the hospital for five days but I was discharged after one.  I felt terrible leaving my tiny baby there.  He should have been OK, but somehow my body hadn't worked right and he hadn't been able to grow properly.  I should have been able to take care of him and give him everything he needed, but instead I had to leave him in the care of others.  And now again, my body doesn't work right.  My embryos have been left in the care of others.  I actually wish someone else could continue growing them for me for the next nine months, but tomorrow they will be in my Womb of Doom.  Please pray they survive.


CeCe said...

Sending lots of prayers!!

Lori said...

Hooray for the embryos!!!! I loved hearing the updates and cell counts!!! Can't wait to hear how yours go!

On a side note, I have to say that reading Womb of Doom just broke my heart.

I'm so sorry for so many things but praying that this is a miraculous blessing for you!!!!

Nick and Kristi said...

Will be thinking of you and your hubby tomorrow:) Sending Lots of sticky vibes your way!!!!

Suzy said...

Oh the Womb of Doom. I know it's morbid but I like that and I shall be using it to refer to my own somewhat stupid uterus that refuses to do it's job.

I hope your WoD does NOT live up to its name and your little embabies stick in there for the long haul.