And Then There Were 8

Last week I posted about the miraculous news we got at our embryo transfer.  A few days later, we got even more good news.  In addition to the two embryos we froze on the day of the transfer, our RE was able to culture out and freeze 6 more!!  That means we have a total of 8 frozen embryos.

We are just astounded at this news.  We waited 8 months between this cycle and our previous cycle, each day believing that we were incapable of producing healthy embryos that made it to 5 days.  We spent 8 months mentally preparing for this cycle to be our last attempt at a genetic child (at least for the foreseeable future).  Eight months hoping for just one to transfer and one to freeze.

And then, suddenly, we have 8.

We have no doubt that all your prayers played a huge part in this.  We know we still have a long way to go, but we feel like we have seen a small miracle in this.  We know this cycle could still fail.  But we also feel tremendous relief knowing that our journey is not yet over if it does.  We have enough for several frozen cycles, and now this opens up the possibility of surrogacy, if we get to that point.  (We had written off surrogacy before because we’d always had such crappy embryos).

Anyways, we feel this is our best shot in our journey so far.  Please keep the prayers and good thoughts coming our way.  My first beta is tomorrow, but my RE won’t tell us the results until our second beta on Friday.  Like I said before, I probably will take a few days to post the results, no matter the outcome.

Also, if you have a few moments, please head over to Not Just a Beauty Blogger and give Nikol some love and support.  (You might remember her interview from a few weeks ago).  She was unable to go ahead with her transfer this week after her second IVF cycle.  That’s such a tough thing to experience so please send her prayers and good thoughts.