Our Journey

For Better or Worse

From 9 to none!

I know I seem to be going back and forth with our experience, but I do tend to just write about what I’m feeling at the time.

Today, I wanted to share with you the numbers game…

During egg retrieval (as some would refer to as ER), they manged to collect 9 eggs. I was excited by this as I thought that those were great numbers and we’d have the ability to then freeze some!

I wanted to remember that day, the day they “fertilized my egg” so to say so, I took a photo of my palm where the embryologist had written the number of eggs retrieved.

2014-08-08 13.03.34By the time transfer day, there were 3 left & 1 was advanced with 11 cells.  That’s the one which was transferred as the other 2 weren’t as developed.

2014-08-12 18.02.55

I was told that they’d wait until the following day to see if the other 2 would develop and they’d let me know if they’re able to freeze that or not.  Unfortunately, they didn’t make it so no frozen embies for us.





August 25, 2014 Posted by | IVF | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Results Are In…

I called the clinic yesterday and informed the nurse of my slight bleeding. She asked if I wanted to go to and have the blood test sooner and of course I agreed. That was this morning at 8am. 3.5 hours later, I received a call, the quickest result I’ve ever received. As soon as I picked up that phone and heard the nurse’s voice, I knew it was over! It’s negative she says. I wasn’t quite sure how to react. I tell my husband the result and he said he had a feeling that was going to be the answer.

I haven’t cried, I haven’t grieved, I still don’t know how I should be feeling! Disappointed? Of course! But it is what it is, there’s nothing I nor my husband can do to change the result.

What’s next for us?

I think for now, we’ll have to concentrate on our new home, go on our Christmas & New Years holidays and re-visit this next year when we have saved again and can afford to go through the whole process again.

August 23, 2014 Posted by | Tests & Results | , | 1 Comment