Saturday, 11 February 2012

Icicle Update

I'd given up on my clinic calling me by 2pm today. It is a Saturday afterall.

At 4:30pm, I got the call.

They have frozen three more blastocysts!

I now have a fist-full of embryos - five on ice.

That is three of the ICSI ones, and two normal IVFers.

This is good.

This is fantastic.

This, my pessimistic self tells me, means that if the next round doesn't work I can have another go without the pain of egg stimulation and prospect of OHSS.

However, my optimistic self tells me to stop being such a tit and what I actually have is child one ready to go in April and its younger sibling waiting to be defrosted at my convenience. (Which gives me the opportunity for plenty of future headfucks telling my kids they were conceived at the same time despite their age differences.)

Cool, huh? Well, cold, technically freezing. But still cool.


28 comments:

  1. Sub-zero? super cool?
    Can't remember all of this new-speak, but believe people like to call cryogenically separated twins 'twiblings'.

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  2. WOW, 5 blasts is amazing!! I am so hopeful for you, let ONE of those be the one!!

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  3. This is INCREDIBLE news! Congratulations!

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  4. Wow that's absolutely marvellous! All it takes is for just ONE of those embryos to take. It will hopefully be the first or second, so you have three or four left on ice to try for a sibling later on...or it could be one of the later ones. Whatever - once it implants all nicely and starts to grow - you'll be on the way to having your wee babe. I bet you wish you didn't have to wait for your womb to be ready but that time will come around quickly. I can't wait for you to start the process so we can see if we can meet that plan for you to be up the duff with a babe in arms within the year!
    Much, much luck
    Laurax

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  5. better than cool! fantastic!much much luck and love...erika

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  6. amazing and brilliant xxxx

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  7. Awesome! - and to know you have younger siblings/backups on ice for another round must just be such a relief. let this be your time xx

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  8. YAY for 5!!! This is most excellent news! 5 blasts is an amazing crop! SO pleased for you!

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  9. Fantastic news... hope this is the one and plenty of siblings on ice :)) xo

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  10. Incredible news. I look forward to the years of therapy your second child will need for being told she's an old soul, in fact.

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  11. Five is FANTASTIC!!!! Good work now just sit back and chill out (get it??? He heh!)

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  12. This is indeed FANTASTIC. FANTASTIC. FANTASTIC.
    xx

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  13. Thumbs up and a Big Smile.

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  14. WONDERFUL!!!

    I like having 5 on ice...that is what I myself have frozen...Hope 5 is your lucky number!!!

    HAPPY DAY!!!

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  15. A whole handful! Awesome! Congratulations!

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  16. Sounds pretty fucking awesome to me

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  17. Absolutely thrilled for both you and himself - well done!

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  18. That is wonderful! Congrats!!! And you should definitely tell your future kids they were conceived at the same time, bahaha! ;-)

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  19. Just saw this. So brilliant. Hoping that phase two is every bit as successful...
    Bachelors Button

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  20. This? This is pretty damned wonderful news. Five!

    I have a friend whose daughters were from the same IVF cycle, but who were transferred three years apart. Yeah. Not sure how their mom explains it, or if she even tries. It would be awfully nice if you find yourself in the same boat.

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