Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fantastic four...

Still smiling.

Partly because the sun is shining and there's nothing like it to make me feel good that and partly down to two calls I had at 8am and 9am.

I slept in this morning - still a bit tired from the anaesthetic - and was woken by my Mum calling at 8am to say she and my stepdad are home. I was groggy and told her i'd slept late because of ER yesterday and that I had 5 eggs. She was v surprised and pleased. I think she got a bit confused between embryos and eggs and was even more pleased than she needed to be! Good to have her home, although i know she's sad to leave her grandkids and my brother in Australia. I so wish she had some here.

Next call was from the clinic. Of our fantastic five, four were good enough to ICSI. All 4 have fertilised! V v good news. Now we must wait and see if they continue to develop. I know to take nothing for granted any more, so i'm cautiously optimistic.

Part of me wants to stop now. I'm so scared of the next 2 weeks and the canyon like precipice of grief we could find ourselves in - which statistically speaking, is pretty likely. I like it on this side, with my nice batch of eggs and the small victory of having got this far. Mr G said much the same last night. Still, i know we have to press on - (s)he how dares etc

I've arranged to meet with the food editor of the magazine I didn't get the job with. We're going to have tea next week so I can get some feedback on my copy. Might as well get some benefit from all that work.

Oh - we watched Ratatouille last night......What a sweet film! I'm not sure Mr G was that up for it, but he thought it a very good. Good "take your mind off IVF" viewing!

Off to work now. Might as well get some work in now before the big feet up - I even hate presuming there will be a big feet up...

I'd love to know what you all do during an IVF 2WW - do you stop everything? for how long? is it worth it?....

8 comments:

Leah said...

Yay for the quads!! I'll have my fingers crossed for them the next couple of days, and for you guys to make it through the 2WW mentally intact.

As for my behavioral changes during a 2WW, the only noteworthy thing I do is to limit the amount of stuff I lift and carry up/down stairs. Plus, I don't take super hot baths (which I love). Otherwise, it's status quo.

E said...

Great news! I'll be thinking good thoughts for those four little buggers. During my 2ww's I pretty much acted as if pg - no strenuous exercise, no booze, no heavy lifting.

Good luck!!!!

soapchick said...

yippee on the 4 embryos! That is awesome. Will they put all 4 back in or do you have a limit? I think I remember that the UK has a limit on only 2? When I was on my 2 week wait - I relaxed a lot, took walks, but no strenuous exercise, and no sex, alcohol or caffeine. I've actually been off of caffeine for 5 months now. Best wishes!

Almamay said...

Great news! I'm so pleased for you and DH.

Bea said...

Yay for four! I for one am going to pause from thinking about the future just to savour that fact.

Bea

My Reality said...

4 embryos are fantastic! I am crossing my fingers and toes that this is the cycle.

CAM said...

Go four!! Way to go! I have gone the total rest route and had a positive beta and I have kept my normal schedule and had a positive beta. So, my opinion is that your body will do what it wants regardless. The most important thing for you to do is stay positive and stress free!
I am sending happy thoughts across the ocean~~~~~~~
:)

Becks said...

Hiya babe...a message from the other side of the world. Just had to check in on you. Hope the good news keeps on coming, thinking of you both. Love from us two xx