News just in from Nurse Awesome: no dice on the frozen front. Neither of our remaining two embies made it to blasto stage. None. Nil. Zero. Zilch.
I asked her if that meant that the third of the batch – the one they transferred – was less likely to take. She said no. Am I being superstitious and weird, or does that not make sense? I guess it doesn’t matter anyway. Now we just need to wait wait wait for July 29th.
What she did say, was that having frozen 5-day blastos was ‘extremely lucky’. They didn’t tell us that! Who knew? We were walking around for months with the full and established right to be super smug, and we had no idea! I really am surprised (and, yes, concerned) that we have had such dramatically different embryo quality from one round to the other. Granted, it’s been nearly a year between the two – but why?
It’s a question for Dr D, for sure. I expect the answer will be as about as enlightening and helpful as most of the other answers that come out of that office, ‘We don’t really know for sure …’
I’m not as upset as I thought I’d be. It’s disappointing. Hugely. But this stim round was a little more manageable, so the prospect of another one so quickly without the buffer of a few FET rounds in between isn’t completely horrifying. We’ll see how I feel in a few weeks, and of course (HA!) there’s always the chance it won’t come to that.
In other news, I am on DAY SEVEN of my time off and I’m getting pretty bored. I hung out with my Mum yesterday, which was nice. Pootled around some overpriced furniture stores then ate too much for dinner. I think I may go for a WALK this afternoon. It’s still colder than a witches tit, but it’s sunny today. I had breakfast in the local cafe this morning and the regulars were congratulation the husband-and-wife owners on their just-announced pregnancy. She’s due on the 15 February. That’s when I would have been due.
Symptoms-wise, I got nothing. Some sore boobs, but I’m pretty sure that’s the Progesterone.
This is a crap post. I’m sorry. Maybe I’m feeling a little flatter than I first thought.
IVF sucks hairy balls.