Monday, May 13, 2013

Eggcellent News!

The past two days have been happy ones around the Gage house. Saturday (my birthday) we got word from our nurse that it was time for me and our donor to trigger! Sunday morning Ken and I went to the doctor for an ultrasound to check my lining. The sonographer was very happy with how things looked. My lining measured at 13.9mm which we were assured was excellent for implantation. I, of course, had to Google it to make sure she wasn't just being nice to the infertile lady on Mother's Day, but low and behold, over 8mm means a happy uterus. Hooray!

Today our donor went in for her egg retrieval and we found out that they retrieved 24 eggs! 16 of which were mature and injected with ICSI using Ken's special baby making business. :) Tomorrow an embryologist will call us to let us know just how many of those 16 eggs fertilized. Our doctor recommends waiting until day 5 to transfer embryos when they are at the blastocyst stage. So we will wait until Saturday for our transfer. 

Tonight I pray for those tiny little eggs in Petri dishes. I pray that they fertilize and become healthy embryos. I pray that those embryos grow strong and healthy and that one of them will feel like making themself at home with me for the next 9 months.


  1. Yay! Great news! Hope the days pass quickly and calmly until Saturday! Praying for a great fertilization report!

    1. Thanks Amanda! Super excited for you and your IUI plans with your enthusiastic RE! We found out today that all 16 fertilized. Hooray! :)

  2. Exciting, Lindsey! Keep up the hope, no matter how many eggs fertilize and continue to develop as desired.

  3. OH my goodness! Saturday is tomorrow! I am so excited for you. What great results so far. On pins and needles waiting to hear how your embryos are growing!