I am axiously awaiting
Thanks for your reply.
I had 2 transferred on day 3 and I am 5 months pregnant with a baby girl.
Hi Kristi. That is so heartwarming about the bond between your oldest and youngest. I think when there is a large age gap, the older child tends to have a more protective bond with his/her young sibling. Your older daughters are going to be so excited when they find out about a new sibling on the way! I don't know yet if they are girls, boys or one of each. I haven't decided if I want to know. I think it would be fun to be surprised. The only problem is that I am an Ultrasound Tech and it is going to be really difficult to not cheat and sneak a peak! My best friend is also an Ultrasound Tech and she made it through her whole pregnancy without looking. I looked, but she didn't. I will never do that again though, because it was so hard to keep the secret without slipping up! I am so excited for you as you start your journey.
Are you or did you find out if you are team blue/blue, pink/pink, or blue and pink??
Hi Kristi. Others may think you are crazy, but I don"t. I completely understand. Family is everything to my husband and I and we too would rather spend money raising our children than buying meaningless "stuff" that ultimately ends up in a junk pile. It looks like we have a lot in common, similar age, children already from the "traditional" method and similar size. I am 5'3" and 123 lbs (well... I was until..) The only difference is I have had smaller babies, 5 lbs 14 oz, and 5 lbs, 1 oz. We have a 15 year old son and a 11 year old son. They are going to be such great help. They are really good with their little niece, so they have had some practice. It was kind scary when it came down to the moment to decide how many to transfer, but I just did not want to have the what if's if it did not work and I chose to only transfer one back. It sounds like you have known for a while what you want, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed and praying that you have a successful cycle( whether it be one or two!)
Is your 11 year old your only other child?
Hi Kristi.I understand. We did Donor IVF. Deciding to do donor IVF; easy, choosing a clinic; easy, choosing a donor; easy, deciding how many to transfer; difficult! We had decided that we would wait until the morning of the transfer to make the final decision based on what the quality of the blasts were and also how many we would have left over to freeze. The morning of the transfer we ended up with several excellent quality blasts, so we transferred two 5 days blasts and froze the other 14. Even though both the Blasts that we transferred were excellent quality, we chose to transfer them both due to my age and because we would rather risk having two then none. I believe it is best to have a plan for each scenario, but then make the actual decision the morning of the transfer when you have all the information about the quality and number of embryos/blasts. My doctor office left the decision totally up to us on how many to transfer, but I did know that they recommend two in general. The end result, is that I am 12 weeks pregnant with twins and am very excited about it. It was a bit of a shock at first, but it didn't take long for me to start thinking of all the positive aspects of twins. I am most grateful that they will have each other, because my youngest child is 11 so there is a big age gap and a single child would have had more of an only child experience. Best of luck to you as you start your cycle. I wish you much success!
TTC since 6/2007. IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFNIVF# 2 April 2009 - BFNIVF# 3 July
Congrats on the Baby!!!
We transferred 1 5Day Embie on a fresh donor cycle.