FET #5

March 6, 2012

After a long break, I did a FET this morning. This is the 5th FET and probably the last one. We have two embryos left from #3 IVF cycle and they both survived the thaw today.  I was feeling luck when I was told that they both survived the thaw. I had 8 embryos from #3 IVF. The clinic always chose the best ones first when you do FET which means these 2 leftovers are not the best quality embryos. But they are still in good shape. Below is the specs of two embryos after the thaw.

  • Embryo #1 – 3 Cells, Grade 3
  • Embryo #2 – 2 Cells, Grade 4

I am thankful that they both survived the thaw. The embryologist said they still have good chance to develop. You never know – miracle does happens! 🙂

I am praying for a healthy pregnant.

IVF#3 – 10dpt HPT+++++

May 7, 2011

My dear friends and God, I am pregnant!!!

To tell you the truth, I did HPT 8dpt and 9dpt and got negative results. Knowing that it was too early to test, I was still disappointed and frustrated.  I almost thought this cycle is not working since last time I got HPT+ at 9dpt. Actually I woke up this morning at about 4:10 am and went to bathroom and I didn’t even want to do HPT again. I still had a headache. I didn’t feel well and I didn’t want to see “Not Pregnant” sign on that digital stick. After I went back to bed, I felt sad and angry and frustrated. I was turning and tossing and couldn’t follow asleep any more. I had to get up at about 7am to have my breakfast since I was hungry.

As usual I I had an egg and a piece bread and a cup of milk. I also took 2 Tylenol pills to kill my headache. Then I went to bathroom. I didn’t pee too much but I managed to pee on the HPT stick just to confirm the result one more time. I was expecting to see “Not Pregnant” so that I can move on with my life. I put the stick on the bathroom counter and didn’t stare at it like what I did last two times. I didn’t care about it too much any more. However, when the 3 minutes flashing time over, I saw “Pregnant” on the stick!!!! What the ****!! I couldn’t believe it at all. I yelled to my husband “I am pregnant! I am pregnant!” He was surprised and came to me anxiously. He was excited as well when I showed him the stick. Oh my God, I didn’t know what to think and feel.  1 minute ago I was sad and depressed and just wanted to move on; 1 minute later I was excited and I am pregnant! All of sudden, I am feeling  like a pregnant woman! I am pregnant indeed. I have the stick to prove it!!

Now what am I going to do? DH wanted to take a picture of HPT stick and I totally agree. So here it is the “Pregnant” sign:

12 Eggs Retrieved Today

April 24, 2011

We arrived at the Clinic at 9:30AM and the surgery started around 10:30AM. Everything went smoothly and 12 eggs were retrieved. Most of the day I lied down on bed or coach. I took Tylenol every 4 hours to release the discomfort. I also had a little bit bleeding. I am feeling good in general.  Tomorrow the lab will call me and let me know how many eggs are fertilized with ICSI. I can’t wait to be PUPO. 🙂

Clinic Counseling

April 13, 2011

Today I saw a counselor at the IVF clinic. She was so nice and professional. She understood our journey and feelings. I was comfortable by just talking to her. Not like the other psychologist I saw another time, she didn’t push me to answer some questions that I didn’t want to answer.  She helped me to resolve a few concerns that are currently bothering me and provide me some suggestions to relax myself. I will see her again next week.

Be positive. I know that I am taken care of. Everything will be fine.

5 Weeks Old Fetus

November 13, 2010

Look at the above amazing picture for 5-week old fetus.

As early as this week, the plate that will become the heart has developed. Your baby’s brain, spinal cord, muscles, and bone formation are also beginning to form. The baby’s skeleton is forming at this time as well. The embryo has a distinct organization that has a top, bottom, left, right, front and back. It is important that you continue or begin to take your prenatal vitamins to prevent birth defects.

Proud Mom

June 6, 2010

What a proud mom! 🙂 She has 11 babies!

Mom and her 11 babies