Monday, June 18, 2007

update

it worked! we are pregnant. wow. very exciting and sort of surreal. i'd always wondered what it would be like to get the call that we should continue our shots etc....and now i know. after 7 phone calls saying stop everything and wait for your period we finally heard: keep taking your shots and taking your pills everything looks great right now.

i have no doubt doubts will come because of previous experiences -- but actually things are so different this time around. we started with a healthier egg -- not my eggs which have so many problems. my husband and i talked about how if the IVF/PGD had ever worked we'd have been terrified because we still wouldn't know that something wasn't wrong -- PGD detects only about 12 abnormalities. Right now we know that the egg that was used is totally healthy, without question -- and that the embryo (or embryos) growing inside us have a fantastic chance of being healthy. It is a relief, it is a gift.

3 comments:

daisy said...

OMG congrats! I am so happy for you both. I can't imagine what it must have been like to have 7 IVF attempts. You guys have been been through IVF hell. I understand what you mean about the relief of a healthy egg/embryo. Just the release of that worry has got to be amazing since it took so much to get that little baby/babies going. Again, all my best and don't forget about us out here. I will expect updates! :)
Hugs,
Daisy

m said...

Holy wow! What great news! Congratulations!!

Lara said...

Yay! I'm sooooo excited to see a success story!!! I too am doing donor eggs after having really sucky eggs, and my donor gave us 29 eggs 18 of which fertilized and we currently have 15 on ice. This will be my 11th cycle since we started going to the RE. I hope I get the same wonderful happy news that you got, and I couldn't be more excited for you!