Friday, February 13, 2009

Be Careful What You Wish

Yesterday was my egg retrieval and it went really well. Dr. Witten said a few follicles must have been hiding during the ultrasound, because he retrieved eleven eggs. And then we received a call today that eight of those eggs had fertilized! We made embryos - lots of them!

So I am a little freaked out. But freaked out in a good way.

I had resigned myself that (if it worked at all) this would be the last time I'd be pregnant. I know all eight embryos won't continue to grow. Last time, five eggs fertilized and only three were still alive for our embryo transfer. Depending on the quality of embryos we have Sunday, our doctors will transfer two or three. However, if we have more than that, we could end up with extra embryos to freeze and use later.

This is a great scenario because if I don't become pregnant from this cycle, we would have frozen embryos to use. That procedure is much more simple and less expensive.

But what if I do have a baby (or two!) from this cycle? I think it would be a miracle to have more kids. It just wasn't something I saw in my future. So now I am adjusting the picture I have in my head.

It may be that nothing comes out of this. We may end up with the single baby I had planned. It is great to open myself up to God's awesome and impossible design again, though. Just when I think I have it all figured out, here comes the most wonderful curve ball...

13 comments:

newlyweds said...

I am glad they were able to retrieve so many eggs, thats great. And it will be great if you can have more children later on from the frozen embryos. And if multiples do occur it will only be more the blessing.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Congrats on this wonderful news...

Mother of 2, 3, or 4...you will be great.

Shanilie said...

Happy Valentine's! That is soo exciting. Good idea to do a few now and a few later. Praying you will have success the first time around.

Heather said...

I don't have anything particularly insightful to say..just that I am thinking and hoping for you (and Chris) at this wonderous time.


XOXOX

Fiona said...

What a great day! Like Heather, I'll be thinking, hoping, and crossing fingers for you.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Wow, wow, wow! I'd be a little freaked out, too - but TOTALLY in a good way! This is really exciting...now we will wait and see what happens. :)

Prasti said...

wonderful news!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

I am sooo excited for you :). I can't wait to hear the big news. You will be in my prayers. Big (((HUGS)))

jennifer said...

How amazing! I can't wait to hear what God has planned for you and your family!

I have a friend who had IVF. THey implanted 3 and have triplets now. Three of the sweetest, most adorable babies in the world...

praying for you!!!!

Kathy - mom of many said...

I'm glad it was successful for you. Multiples can be a little scary but they are such a blessing. Just take one day at a time. Children are a gift, but I think you already know that. :)

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Sarah,

This is such beautiful news. I'm so excited for you and your family. I just have a good feeling!

Nell

Momma said...

those curveballs can turn out to be so wonderful!

Janelle said...

Great news!!! I have been thinking about you and hoping that you were getting good news!