Good luck Amanda....

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Good luck Amanda....

Good luck!! Can't wait to hear your update. Hope your toe is feeling a bit better. :goodluck:

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Thinking of you too!!

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Thanks for thinking of me ladies! ER went fantastic!! When the told me how many they got, I started crying, LOL... damn hormones. They retrieved 15 eggs!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it... I kept asking my DH if that was right. Before I went in for the ER, he asked how many I'd be happy with and I told him I'd be happy if we got 8, same as last time. DH said he thought we'd get 11, but I was skeptical. I'm still in a little shock that they got so many! I knew this was my best cycle yet, but I didn't think it would be that good! Smile Now, I'm just hoping enough fertilize and make it!! Depending on how many we have, I'll either do a 3dt of 3 or a 5dt of 2. I'm really hoping that I'll be able to do a 5dt... I've never made it that far. It was really funny when we were done, we have to check in at the front desk to make sure DH's sample was okay and everything. Well, we get there and the girl is just coming back to the desk and she asks his name and she's like "oh you are fine, I remember your name, you've got really good quality" LOL... DH was proud as a peacock, let me tell you!!! He cracks me up Smile

Toe is doing good today... it was wicked sore when I got there, but the anesthesia and stuff they give you after made my toe feel really, really good, LOL! It's starting to wear off now so I can feel a little pain, but it's all good.

It's so hard... I want to call my mom and tell her, but we haven't told any of our family that we are doing another cycle. We've been telling everyone that we were going to start our next cycle later in the summer... we decided not to tell our families because I just kept feeling like I was disappointing everyone when it didn't work. My head knows that's really not the case, they are disappointed for us not disappointed in me. So, to take some stress off, we just didn't tell anyone... we are hoping to surprise them with a BFP!!!

I'm so thankful I have you all to share things with. *HUGS*

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Whoohoo Yahoo That is freakin' awesome that you got 15 eggs. I would've been crying also. I remember when I was told they got 12 from me I didn't believe it. My DH even sent me an email saying they got 12 after they told him so he wouldn't forget and so I would trust that it really was 12. Funny about your DH's quality. That is something to be proud of.

I figured the anesthesia would help your toe.

Otherwise, how are you feeling?

I can't remember...doesn't your clinic wait to call on day 2 to give a fert. report? That's how the last clinic I went to did it.

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15 is a GREAT number!! Rest up, hope you get a wonderful fert report!!

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OMG, I'm so mad... I don't know if it's my computer or what, but this is the 3rd time I'm typing out this message... I get almost done and then it just deletes the whole thing! UGH! I'm donna do a quick version and hopefully I can get it all written.

Meg: yuppers, won't know anything until Monday about the embies. I can't wait. Doing good, sore and tired, but good. Headed to bed now once I take tylenol.

Rachel: Thanks Smile How are you doing?

I'll check in with you guys tomorrow! *HUGS*

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15 eggs is a great start! Hoping for a good fert report for you Smile

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Congrats! I look forward to hearing good news tomorrow!
Carolyn

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Amanda- even though I've never had to go with the IVF route I can tell you that you are not alone in keeping TTC a secret. I have felt the same exact way you have, not wanting to disappoint.

I am a Lurker here but wishing you great success this cycle.

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Can someone please tell me how I can get 15 eggs... and only end up with 4 embryos. ET set for tomorrow. I'm not very hopeful Sad

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good luck and try not to think on the negative... think positive.. i had only 8 eggs and three fertilized and but only two survived and when we implanted them only one took.. so try to stay hopeful.. *hugs*

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I'm sorry you didn't get good news. On my last cycle I had 12 eggs retrieved and by day 2 only 3 had fertilized and one made it to transfer. I was told I had "old eggs" that weren't of good quality. I hope your 4 embies are strong and will have a nice healthy home tomorrow.

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Thank you ladies... I know you understand. *HUGS*

I'll let you know how tomorrow goes. ET set for 10:50am.

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"bisksprout" wrote:

Can someone please tell me how I can get 15 eggs... and only end up with 4 embryos. ET set for tomorrow. I'm not very hopeful Sad

I'm sorry you didn't get the best news you hoped for. I know you have seen it over and over here - It Only Takes One - but that is so true. I hope the report on your 4 remaining embryos is good when you go in and you feel confident in this cycle.

Thoughts & Prayers for you!

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Good luck tomorrow!! Sorry you are disappointed. How many do you plan to transfer back? I hope you go in tomorrow and have 4 text book pefect embies!! I am thinking of you and hoping for the best!!

xoxoxo

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Hugs. Four is still a good number, but I understand the frustration. Hope all goes well for you tomorrow.
Carolyn

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Thinking of you today as you become the new home to your embies! Good luck!

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Hi ladies! We had 3 embies available for transfer... the 4th stopped growing. So we transferred a 5-cell grade A fair, a 4-cell grabe B fair, and a 7-cell grade B fair. My beta is the day after Memorial Day. I would've felt more positive if I had at least 2 - 6 or 7 cell embies, but... at least I had 3 to transfer, right?

I'm trying to remain positive, but it's just so hard.

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3 embryos to transfer sounds really good to me. Isn't Memorial day a long time away - gosh...how long is that...(getting out my calendar)...Oh, I guess its just 2 weeks from today. At least you can POAS before then if you feel up to it Wink

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We also transferred 3 too. People always say they are better off in you than in a lab. We also did a 3 dt so that's the mantra I keep chanting to myself.

Hang in there, positive thoughts...your LO's need it!! The whole process is so emotional and physically demanding that it always seems like things could have been better or things should have gone this way or that way. Bottom line is I really feel like you (me) and our RE have done all you can and now it is in God's hands. That is my new outlook and it has really helped me come to terms with the whole process.

Hugs...At least for a few days we can whine together over the 2WW!!

xoxox
Rachel

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Amanda...congrats on being PUPO. Your three embies have a nice warm home now. Hopefully it can be a home for them for the next nine months!!

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Thank you for the encouragement!! I don't mean to be such a downer... I'm typically a very happy person. TTC for 6 years and 4 IVF cycles and has just taken its toll. I'm going to try to remain positive. I know it only takes one and I have 3 that have a chance of implanting.

Jenn: You know me, I'm a POAS-aholic. Although I'm really going to try to not test until like next Thurs or Friday. We'll see how long that lasts! LOL.

Rachel: YEAH for us being PUPO! You sound like my DH... he said the same thing. We've done all we can and now it's in God's hands. I'm all for whining in the TWW Smile Let's hope we both end up with BFP's this time!!!

Meg: Thank you!! Hopefully the hot flashes won't make them too warm in there, LOL!!

On a happy note... my brother found out yesterday they are having a boy! It's their 2nd child (my niece is going to be 7 in a couple weeks) and my brother was really hoping for a boy!! YEAH! I get to go baby boy shopping!

Thanks ladies! *HUGS*

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Best of luck Amanda! I will be praying for you this cycle. :bigarmhug: