I tell you, all the ladies on this board are amazing, and both of you, Leigh888 and ks are an absolute Godsend! I really have gotten so much invaluable information and support from each of you. I tell you, the Shady Grove connection has been amazing!
Julie, no worries about not being able to post often. I totally understand how time can just pass you by when you have a little one under foot. My little guy is turning 3 on Thursday. I cannot believe it. It seems like it was just yesterday that I had him...then again it feels like he has been a part of me forever. What an amazing blessing. And to think your little one naps!!! My guy gave those up at around 2-and-a-half years old. Can I just say WOW!!!
Thanks for answering my questions, Dixiechic. I tell you, the more I learn, the more questions I have. Bear with me ladies...I'm a work in progress :^). So let me ask you, does the clinic divide the eggs that are received at the retrieval among the recipients or does it divide those that are deemed to be mature? That is where a little concern comes in about being in the number 3 position. Yesterday the RE told me there was nothing that made her think that I would be dropped. I don't think she told an untruth. I just think that the effort is to be positive (which I appreciate, but UGH!!!)
Here's my update:
I learned the donor has 14 follicles. I was also told that there are 21 follicles, so I don't know what that number means (maybe those aren't large enough to be considered in the current count. I, of course, am guessing. I really don't have any idea what it might mean. So with 14 follicles should I be concerned that I might be cancelled? I know that 14 follicles does not necessarily compute to 14 eggs. I am trying not to over think it, but the more I do that, the more I do think, and think and THINK...The donor will be back in tomorrow for another look-see. She was tentatively scheduled to trigger tomorrow. The RE told me that once 3 eggs reach 18, then they trigger. Yesterday I was told some were measuring 17 all the way down to 10.
Dixiechic, question for you. Did the clinic suggest that you transfer 2 of your high quality blasts, or did you request that? My RE told me that if it looked like we would need to do a 3 day transfer, it would probably be suggested that we transfer 2, but that would be up to us. It's also great that you have 1 blast left, but like you said, you already have gotten an incredible miracle.
Julie, when you mentioned the chances of success being slightly better for a number 3 in the split is that because in theory, the person in the number 3 spot might have less IF challenges than the one in the 1st spot (I hope that doesn't sound insensitive...I am just trying to understand).
BTW, I do get on the pink board from time to time, just to see if I can catch up with what's going on with the 3 of you (ks included - I keep up with Leigh888 on this board). I also enjoy many of the general topics there. I have found a lot of great parenting advice there that has been helpful with our son. I sometimes think about weighing in there, but usually don't because I don't know if it is appropriate because of how he was conceived. Then on the other hand, I think how we all spend so much time working on expanding our families through DE, which is understandable and should be done (in my opinion anyway). But I think once you're a mom, the child's beginnings are so unimportant and we're all in a similar boat of "parents" trying to raise our children. Again, I am sure that I'm over thinking things, in the typical way that I do :^).
Thanks again for keeping up with me, and I'll let you know what tomorrow brings (with my ED update).