Fertilisation update and it is AWESOME.


All seven have fertilised! This is great. Fantastic. Superb!

The embryologist talked to TMD and said because all eggs have fertilised, we are looking at a transfer on Saturday.

For those who are not IVF buffs, here is a small breakdown.

Eggs get taken out and fertilised that same day. If none of the embryos are looking good, you do a two day transfer because it is better to just get them back in. If you have a couple of frontrunners that look great, but the rest are not so great, you do a day three transfer. If all the embryos are looking awesome, you can do a day five transfer. This gives you an extra couple of days to see how they develop so the strongest embryo/s can be picked. Obviously it also means the embryos are further along and likely to be hatching – the stage at which they would be implanting if they were inside your womb.

Last time we did a day three transfer, but really because that was standard practice at the time. Although, as I have said before, the embryos that developed into our children WERE the frontrunners, so even by today/the new clinic’s standards, we likely would have had a three day transfer anyway.

Now we wait. He said they would call Thursday morning with a decision, which is a trifle complicated what with TMD’s work and all, so we plan to talk to them tomorrow afternoon for another progress report.

I was still a bit worried that all our eggs wouldn’t be mature, some having come out of tiny follicles, so this is truly amazing. We have seven little embryos just doing their thang! Let’s hope they continue to grow, grow, grow.

Thank you all for all the comments. I know it may sound silly, but they are keeping us going. This has all been so stressful, and it has been such a huge support to log in here and read all your words (hi, Liv!), especially as no one aside from our parents knows we are doing IVF in real life. And our parents spend most of their time warning us against twins and worrying about us. You guys are stars.

Now if you’ll excuse me, yesterday’s sedation/the stress-adrenaline is kicking my ass. I slept all day yesterday and all last night, and still woke up tired. My pain levels following egg collection are much less than last time, with no blood.

I guess my fat, old self is KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!


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10 Responses to “Fertilisation update and it is AWESOME.”

  1. mamacrowm Says:

    more happy dancing! everything still crossed that all this good news continues!

  2. pajamamommas Says:

    Wow, fabulous news all the way around! Will be thinking of you guys. And I hope you all get some rest…

  3. Jess Collingwood Says:

    With each subsequent post, I get further and further to the edge of my seat. Crossing fingers & thinking good thoughts for you guys. So happy that the good news keeps coming! 🙂

  4. Gnome Says:


  5. PottyMouthMommy Says:

    hooray!!! so glad to hear the good news! grow little embies grow!!!

  6. mendylady Says:

    I told you my babydust is potent!

    I am so excited for you guys. Readying the sticky vibes!

  7. Liv Says:

    Hi and HOORAY! Over the moon to read this post, roll on Saturday! 😃

  8. Winnie Says:

    Hooray!! Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you both! It feels like this has been a whirlwind for you both. It was like one minute you both are floating along with two wee babes, and then BAM! You’re IVFing and she’s IVFing and everything is going swimmingly. 🙂

  9. makingfamilyfromlove Says:

    I’m so glad that things are working out well. I anxiously await your blog posts to see what is going on!! Woo hoo! Go little embies!

  10. Christy Says:

    YAY! That all sounds awesome! I’m so happy for you guys.

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