Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Good News

Well, we got good news today and I started shaking with relief and happiness when I heard.  Of the 15 eggs they got out of me, 14 of them fertilized today!  Yeah!  That is HUGE news for us!  Not all of them will make it to transfer day, but 14 is a very good number right now.  We will just continue to follow their progress and hope that they divide like they are supposed to!

With that lovely news also comes the news that the transfer will be on Saturday if nothing catastrophic happens--cross all of my fingers and all of my toes!  Last time we had good news until we went in for our transfer but I know our doctor here is AMAZING so I'm hoping we won't run into the same issue!

On more entertaining news--the fun continues here!  Today I swallowed 8 pills, put 3 estrogen patches on my abdomen, and gave myself one huge honkin' tonkin' shot tonight of oil.  Not fun to do get when administered by someone else, especially not fun to administer to yourself--almost impossible physically.  Oh well, I don't think the front desk guy would feel very comfortable giving me a shot in my booty!  My body looks like a bit of a mine field right now.  I have a huge bruise on my right hand from the IV yesterday and I think they must have given me another something in my left inner elbow because I now have a huge bruise there and then some funky red blood tracing thing all the way up my arm.  I have bruises in my tummy from shots that hit blood vessels and I have a big bruise on my right foot from dropping a chair on it.  Good thing Jake isn't here so no one can accuse him of spousal abuse!

Today I got to sleep in until 8 here, only 7 at home.  For some reason I cannot sleep here--what a missed opportunity!  I then got to work out for 90 minutes--it was so nice!  I am listening to a fun book on my Ipod, "Divergent" by Veronica Roth.  I just kept going and going on the treadmill because I don't want to turn the book off.  Then I worked for about 5 hours in the library on preschool for next year.  Feels so good to be productive!  I went to a huge mall out here, and proudly, left with no purchases!  It's not very fun to buy clothes, etc., when you are putting the pounds on by the minute.  Living in a hotel is not good news for me!

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who is supporting us and anxiously awaiting all of our news.  So far, so good--too good!  Yeah!  


Josh, Dagmar, Sofia, Lilian, Jasper and Espen Jewkes said...

Yeah! He is amazing. Sorry about all the bruising. How was the PIO shot, was it that hard, or is the oil not agreeing with you? Either way, thinking of you and praying for you! Love, me

Kristin W. said...

Sounds like your phlebotomist sucked! (they are the ones that usually draw your blood) Did you know I used to do that in college up at BYU-Idaho? I worked at the plasma center for 2 1/2 years. The bruising means you probably had a difficult stick and the line up your arm means they punctured through the vein and it bled out. Not fun! It's probably going to get really sore so take it easy! I'm still stoked about all of the fertilized eggs and will (not-so)patiently wait to hear more good news!!

The Child Family said...

I am so happy for you guys- 14/15 is pretty good!!!! I hope that the cells divide like they are suppose to.
Thanks for doing these updates- I love hearing about this process!!! Good luck on Saturday
you dropped a chair on your foot?????

Amanda said...

Great news! So happy that it is going so well! You can get the progesterone in different types of oil that may make it easier to administer. Or get a smaller needle. It will go in easier just take a little longer to push the medicine through. In FL i had Rob Ramator (remember Lori and Rob?) give me those bum shots for a few days...it was so embarrassing so I just started doing it myself. Not fun! if you have a heating pad put heat on the injection site and it will help so the oil doesn't become big "welts"
I have read Divergent too. I really liked it! I just started the second book today.

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Thanks for all the updates, Emily! I'm glad you're enjoying your alone time and being productive. We're keeping you guys in our prayers!