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My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day Three Embryos

Sorry for not updating.  Sorry Sorry Sorry but I was visiting David and didn't really have internet access since Sunday.  David left last night and so I am back at my girlfriend's house, wrapped up in a comfy blanket, sipping chocolate milk and watching Oprah.  Life is pretty tough.

So, on Tuesday we had our egg retrieval.  It was pretty uneventful.  Pretty painful but not nearly as bad as the first time.  I had over two times the amount of meds this time and still had hardly any side effect.  They were surprised at how fast I metabolized the painkillers.  We managed to produce 32 eggs, but were kind of surprised to find only 12 fertilized normally.  Ugh.  I admit I was kind of bummed at the news, but when you really think about it, having 12 fertilized eggs is pretty good considering I am 39 years old.

Today, on Friday, the lab called and we now have eight leaders with eight cells each, with good to average quality.  Two did not divide yet, but the lab said it could be a matter of hours before the cells divided.  We are honestly thrilled with 8 at this stage.

More updates to follow!


  1. So excited for you, Sonya! I'm avidly following with crossed fingers and lots of hope!!! ((Hugs Hugs)) :o)

  2. remember you said 30 follicles doesn't mean 30 "quality eggs"... you've got a fantastic bunch. try not to be discouraged, sonya! the 8 8-celled sound GREAT, and clearly your dr knew what s/he was doing with your meds this time to produce the most and get a better outcome of mature "ready to go" eggs. how many will they allow you to transfer? you are in the home stretch and a lot of positive energy is coming your way! fx for tomorrow!!!! so excited for you!!!

  3. That is wonderful news! Looking forward to more updates! FX'd!

  4. Keeping everything crossed that things continue to look amazing on day 5. I know this is the most nerve-wracking part, Sonya ... waiting to put your little ones inside you ... that part was torture for me. You are in my thoughts, please keep us posted!!