Following on from my last post, we had a total of 11 eggs collected following IVF stimming. 8 of those were mature, and 6 fertilised via ICSI. All 6 made it to blastocyst stage and we had one perfect embryo transferred and 5 frozen for future use.
On the 3rd December, we did the test and found out we’re having a baby!
It was an amazing feeling, and if I’m truthful, I’d been testing for days before and had a strong positive at 6dp5dt, so I knew we were doing good. I can’t put into words how I felt seeing that positive blue line come up – but it was incredible!
The following weeks have been hard. Especially this week. I’ve been bleeding and spotting quite a bit and because of that we had 2 scans. One at 6 weeks 3 days, and one at 6 weeks 5 days…I’m pleased to report we saw a strong heartbeat. Amazing. Yes, there were happy tears.
I read an article recently on xojane about mums-to-be being the vessel for a future generation, and that’s a mind-blowing feeling. Every twinge, cramp and (sorry if TMI!) trump, reminds me that my body is changing. I just pray that this continues and we have a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby.
On the 9th Jan we have our next scan, we’ll be 9 weeks and 5 days, and apparently if all is well then the risk of miscarriage drops to less than 2%.
I’ve got everything I can cross, crossed.
This time last year, I was asking for a baby in 2014. We’re nearly there!