Saturday, November 1, 2008

The results are in!

We officially have our second Nemo!


A summary to jog your memory:

April Cycle:
20 developing follicles
6 eggs retrieved
5 of the 6 eggs were mature (testable. If they are not mature they can't be tested)
Test results showed: 3 abnormal, 1 normal, 1 inconclusive

August Cycle:
15 developing follicles
5 eggs retrieved
1 of the 5 eggs was mature (testable. If they are not mature they can't be tested) [important to know that a second egg gained maturity hours after retrieval, though they were skeptical of it's quality]
Test results showed: 1 abnormal [the late bloomer], 1 normal egg

Total normal egg count: 2


The CGH results are in from the August cycle. In that cycle we did an extreme protocol, we had 15+ developing follies, and at retrieval we got 5 eggs and only 1 was originally mature. A few hours into recovery, the Embryologist gave us an update that a second egg achieved maturity. So we had 1 normal egg from the April cycle and only 2 testable eggs from the August cycle.

Well from the two eggs, 1 was normal and 1 was abnormal! We had a 50% normalcy rate! (Makes us wonder if the inconclusive from April is potentially normal!)

So now we have 1 more retrieval at our local clinic, and 2 "normal" eggs on ice there. We also have recommendations from two external doctors regarding a new protocol, and we're on the calendar for a CCRM cycle.

Now we have to figure out what to do next ...


  1. Polly, so glad to hear from you. I was wondering what was going on. I have a good feeling about CCRM for you. Sounds like things are moving right along. Can't wait to hear the exact protocol. Seems that I may be needing to pull some advice from it (as I am having the empty follicle problem too). Now don't go so long without posting. hehe.

  2. Welcome to the fold, new little Nemo!

    Polly, I have such good feelings about you going to CCRM. I think it's "the" place for you!

  3. Yay for Nemo #2!!! I sure hope he's the sticky one!

  4. I'm so glad to hear that you have 2 embryos! That's great news. :)

  5. Two Ice, Ice Babies (or more acurately 'eggs' but Vanilla Ice didn't sing his song about eggs)!!! Woo Hoo!!!

  6. Woohoo for your second Nemo! What great news! Wow, it sounds like you have a lot going on right now, but it all sounds positive.

  7. I know of an much older friend who managed to retrieve only one embryo and she got conceived successfully! So, u stand very good chance too!!

  8. WOO-HOO!!!! I am chanting and doin' a baby dance for these 2 little embies now!!!!

    Huge hugs!!!!!!!!!

  9. Congrats! By the way, I meant to post this before, but from your profile picture, you look EXACTLY like my cousin.

  10. Polly! Congratulations on Nemo #2! That is such wonderful news. :D

    I have to also thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift you sent. I was so surprised! Freddie the Firefly is my favorite toy for Savannah -- it is too stinking cute. That was so thoughtful and it really means so much to me.

    Big hugs!!!

  11. Yeah!! Let's hope the good news just keeps rolling in....

  12. Hi Polly, I lost your blog but now I found you again, and I am excited about following your progress! Hooray for 2 embryos!! Love hearing your feel-good vibes about CCRM and what's ahead. Will be keeping you in my prayers.

  13. 2 Nemos!! Hooray!! So happy to hear. Hope the third retrieval brings your more to save on ice.

  14. Two beautiful and perfect Nemos!! I am so happy to read this!! I'm hoping Schoolcraft can find the magic potion to make a whole bunch more too.