Adventures in making and raising our test-tube babies

Thursday, June 19, 2008


No, of course we don't know whether this cycle will actually render any babies. But it has rendered something we've never had before. EXTRA EMBRYOS! We had two perfect little blastocysts to spare, and they have been stored away in frozen bliss up there in chilly Maryland.

That means next time -- whether we're still working on our first child or are starting back for a sibling -- I won't have to take the belly shots and do the egg-extraction surgery. And James won't have to produce another sperm sample. (Sorry, James).

FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer) -- or "fĂȘte," as I'm thinking about it -- does not have as high a success rate as regular embryo transfer. But it requires one less month and about 30 fewer shots, less bloating, and less complaining.

So yea! Something went right!


bzzzzgrrrl said...

And, um, this is off topic, but: That photo made me James-sick. Hey, James? I miss you. And also, happy belated birthday.

lovestoskip said...

Congrats on your "totsicles". That is wonderful news!! =)

Tracy said...

That's great news. Congratulations!