As of today, we still have 11 embryos dividing and continuing to develop. I'm still so stunned at the amount - it's quite amazing actually! Per our fertility doctor, instead of doing a fresh transfer of embryos this week, the next step for us will to be to freeze all embryos and let my body heal a little bit (I've physically been through so much). This way when they do the embryo transfer, my body will be healthier then it is currently. My estrogen went sky rocket, too high to do a fresh embryo transfer as it could be harmful to the embryo, and I certainly do not want to risk that. Also I'm still high risk for ovarian hyper stimulation (OHSS):
The next step is to continue on my progesterone supplement for another 8 days, then discontinue and wait for a period. After a period, I will begin 20 days of birth control. I will then work with the fertility doctor on more meds and monitoring, and approximately 20 days after that, will be the frozen embryo transfer (FET). We will then wait two weeks for a positive (hopefully) pregnancy test.
So for now.....we wait, and enjoy the holidays with some wine. Gotta see positive in something :)
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.