Discovering Me

Me on having babies, losing babies, trying to have babies and hoping to bring this one home.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I guess I had the process wrong. I thought they would thaw our embryos two at a time until we had two viable ones.

Turns out they thawed all eight.

All eight survived. We'll get as many as we can to blasts and transfer two and freeze whatever might be left.

For some reason I thought they were like frozen meat. Once it's been thawed, you can't freeze it again. I guess that was retarded of me (yeah, I am serious. I'm a tard. I can't believe that made sense to me.)

So eight. Eight alive so far. Blood levels were good today. My ass is already sore from the progesterone injections.

Next update, tomorrow.


  • At 8:37 AM , Blogger Rosepetal said...

    That is what I would have thought too - that you couldn't refreeze them again.

    Good luck with the continuing cycle.

  • At 11:38 AM , Blogger KB said...

    Don't feel stupid... I didn't think they would refreeze either! See, we're all learning!!


  • At 2:26 PM , Blogger Jill said...

    That's not retarded, it makes total sense considering they haven't fully figured out cryogenics for full sized people yet either. GOOD LUCK!!!

  • At 2:46 PM , Blogger formerteacher said...

    I am with everyone else; I thought you couldn't refreeze embyros, and I went through the IVF process! I also thought they only thawed a few at a time. Geez! MAybe I'm the tard!

    Glad that everything is going along the way it should. I am saying prayers and sending positive thoughts your way. Just think, a month from now you could be having an ultrasound to see your baby, not just some follicles!!!

  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger kate said...

    Me too, i didn't know you could refreeze....learn something new every day! Good luck good luck, i have everything crossed for you!!

  • At 6:43 PM , Blogger lauralu said...

    dude, i'm as surprised as you are that 'bryos can be refrozen! ah, the wonders of technology. best of luck with your little brood!

  • At 7:58 AM , Blogger floppy said...

    as you can tell, most of us didn't know that you can refreeze either! good luck!!

  • At 8:29 AM , Blogger JMB said...

    I'm with everyone else...doesn't make much sense to me from a scientific angle, since why would you want to subject them to one more freeze/thaw cycle? However, seems like you've got some good ones there for them all to make it!

    Good luck on the transfer!

  • At 4:52 PM , Blogger pithydithy said...

    That's great news! And I can see why you might have thought that. In my case, at least, they did thaw them one-at-a-time while I was laying and waiting for the transfer.

    I continue to keep it all crossed for you!

  • At 1:51 PM , Blogger Alli said...

    Hey, I'm with you. That made perfect sense to me. When I was reading your post, I thought, "You can refreeze them?!" LOL.


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