Hi everyone, I'll get my news out of the way first... I rang and booked my down reg scan this morning! Its on Tues 22nd at 10am so a bit of an early start. I'll be really glad to get my date to start stimms although I do feel terrified too that it is all finally starting.
Jess, I've never had any frosties and have had 3BFPs from ivf/icsi. One of those BFPs resulted in the little boy who is fast asleep upstairs so I really wouldn't put too much emphasis on the lack of frosties. The important thing is that they put the best ones back inside you. The freezing criteria is pretty strict I think because an embryo may be good enough to implant but not good enough to survive freezing. When is your OTD?
Vix, hope you enjoyed the gentle shopping! You're right that these embies are so fragile and so precious. Mind you I do think they are also tougher than we think once they are snuggled down inside. There is plenty of cushioning in there!
Jamie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations honey, I'm sure its an accurate result and I don't blame you for carrying on testing every day till Friday, let us know how you get on.
Sarah, how are you feeling now? Sorry to hear you had blues today, we are bound to get moments of feeling pessimistic and it is only natural to imagine another BFN but you have to let yourself feel hopeful too honey. Those good strong blasties are snuggling down as we speak! I know you want to rest as much as poss and I remember how worried and anxious I was about lifing Noah after my ETs but I honestly honestly believe it makes no difference. As long as you put your feet up when you can I think its fine to carry on as normal. Mind you, I would definitly try to get out of the Christmas food shop!
Saz hon, you have definitly tested too early. There are so many ladies on this board who test early, on the other board I use people just stick to OTD. Some people are still getting BFN the day before OTD and get a BFP the following day. I know its torture but pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease try to hang on a bit longer.
Maroon I will definitly be keeping you company, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS! Think we're the only two left now aren't we?
By the way, how on earth am I going to survive now there's no XFACTOR to watch???!!!
2004 BFP m/mc 16wks (pataus syndrome)
2005 1BFN, 1BFP gorgeous son
2007/8 3X BFN 1BFP m/mc 12wks (downs syndrome)
2009 natural miracle m/mc 7wks (normal chromosomes)
2010/11 immunes/aCGH - 4xBFN
2012 DEx2 - zero fertilisation and cancelled cycle