Yahoo! Six of our nine eggs made it through the thawing process. We found this out late yesterday afternoon when the doctor from the lab called with a report. Those six are currently going through icsi and we hope we have one that makes it far enough to be transferred. The doctor explained that the icsi process itself is traumatic to an egg, so they’ve got a few hurdles over the next few days. We need one to come through the process in a healthy way, get fertilized and develop into a blastocyte. Probably a tall order, but the doctor was optimistic. Go little eggs go!!!
This AM marked day three of progesterone in oil injections. After my last post, the RE called and told us to give the estrogen one more day and we shifted everything back. Injections began Wednesday AM and the transfer is scheduled for Tuesday. I am NOT thrilled about this bc we will be getting on a plane that afternoon headed to a Wed all day job interview for the wife, but the RE assured me that the process wouldn’t be comprised and that there is no reason to think this will be a problem. He better be right….
The good news is that I am playing my role as “Injector” with gusto. I was pretty terrified at first, but I read everything I could, watched some videos on the internet and practiced. By “go time” on Wed AM I was ready for action. So far, so good. My hand is getting steadier and I’m getting faster. My wife appreciates both of those things. She’s actually being really patient with me given that she’s a physician and I am NOT and somehow I’ve ended up with the needle. Yeah. Scary. But, we’re making it through. The soreness is pretty bad, but she’s committed to sticking with it as long as she can. Anybody else do IM progesterone? I’d love to hear about your experience if you’re out there.