Saturday, July 9, 2011

It finally happened...

Our donor passed the medical screening and was good to go.  That was great news after have gone through two prior donors.  After coordinating the egg donor and our surrogate, we were finally able to begin our IVF cycle in June.  Our donor started her medicines on June 6 and responded very nicely to the stimulation.  We ended up with 21 measurable follicles!  Out of the 21 follicles 17 were injected with Brian's sperm and 14 continued to grow to embryos.  What a GREAT number to work with!  Much, much better than when I went through IVF myself and only had one to work with.

Well, 4th of July was the date for transfer.  Five o'clock in the morning rolled around really quick to get ready and be downtown Chicago at 7:30 a.m.  Good thing we didn't have to fight traffic.  It was smooth sailing all the way downtown.  J & M were already there smiling and cheery as usual.  We couldn't have asked for a better couple to work with.  Our surrogate is always smiling every time you see her and M is so supportive.   Every time we talk on the phone or see each other we always share a good laugh and are so comfortable around each other.

We met with the Endocrinologist  and confirmed that we were transferring two embryos.  The two embryos were graded as a 2AB (the "Beauty Queen") and 2BB.  The men were sent out of the room and I was able to stay and observe the transfer.  The Ultrasound Tech was amazed how wonderful  J's uterus lining looked.  Two thumbs up!  :)   I told J "I don't whose more nervous me or you."  She responded that I was probably more nervous.  I have to agree.  J was so laid back like it was just another task in her day.  She is such an amazing person to give this gift of bringing a life of a child into this world for another person.  Such an unselfish act.  The procedure was over within 15 - 20 minutes.

We were planning on going to breakfast after transfer, but J was told to go home and rest and have M pamper her for the next day or two.  Oh, well, next time.

July 14 is the big day to check levels!  Let's hope it will be a 4th of July to remember!  Cross those fingers and toes for us!  Sticky thoughts until then...