Sunday, September 23, 2012

See What High Expectations Get You?

I was all excited last night because we got eleven eggs and surely, surely half of them would be ok, right?  That'd be great.

Yeah, well, not so much.  Five were mature.  Only TWO fertilized.

Please don't give me the "Only takes one..." line.  I know.  I know.  I know!  We've been down to bare minimum (or so we thought) with Matthew and Luke and those embryos obviously were perfect.

But we had more to start with.  More that we could bank on at least one or two making it to day three.  Not so much this time.

Three more became mature overnight, and the amazing lab did a procedure where they basically tried to fertilize those as well.  I won't know until tomorrow how the first two are doing (though initially looks are that they look good, thank God!) and how the other three are—whether they even fertilized.

So some prayers are appreciated...prayers that we have two, very clearly purposed embryos to transfer on Tuesday and that they stick around for a long time.

I'm going back to expecting it to be crappy.  I don't mind writing about how I was wrong in those situations.  I'm more than happy to eat humble pie if it means that I was pessimistic for nothing!

I don't love, however, writing about how wrong I was to be excited in the first place.


  1. It's never wrong to be excited, it's completely human! I'm praying those little guys through to the FINISH line and I don't mean transfer, I mean--Healthy Live Birth with a Healthy Live Baby to bring home and play with Luke and turn his world upside down--can't wait to see that!!!!

  2. I'm believing that this one will exceed ALL expectations!!!

  3. Prayers <3 Sending hugs from California!!! Wishing I could hug ya in person!

  4. I found your blog through ICLW; forgot to sign up for it myself this month.

    Really hoping that this cycle works well for you.

  5. Ergh. So frustrating. :( I really hope you get better news tomorrow!

    "I'm more than happy to eat humble pie if it means that I was pessimistic for nothing!" Yes! Perhaps I'll borrow this philosophy for our next cycle.

  6. I hope this cycle exceeds your expectations and those two embies are rock stars!

  7. I understand. I'm terrified to get excited. Praying you'll have two perfect embryos on Tuesday.

  8. I don't have any words, but I'm praying for you without ceasing.

  9. Lots of positive thoughts that you hear better news tomorrow!! Come on embies!!!

  10. Praying praying praying.
    Hugs to you my friend!!

  11. *sticky dust* sticky dust *sticky dust* sticky dust *sticky dust* sticky dust *sticky dust*

    Grow lil fertilized eggs grow!

  12. Ho from ICLW...I hope that this cycle is a BFP!!!

  13. I'm holding tight to FAITH, faith in ALL THINGS GOOD and POSSIBLE! Thinking of you...and always praying for you all. Xoxo

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