Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Retrieval #1

Things are moving along over here. K had her egg retrieval yesterday. She had a very positive outcome, offering 18 eggs from this cycle. As of today, 11 of those progressed to the embryo stage. The embryologist will spend the next days monitoring their growth; the goal is to have the embryos continue steady, healthy growth over the next 4-5 days. The embryos that survive in the coming days will be tested as mentioned in the previous post. We should know those results by early next week. If K and J have even one embryo that is viable for transfer, I will begin meds to prepare for our next attempt. We think that could possibly take place sometime in April, but this is only our best guess as we've not yet received any hints of a timeline from the clinic. We'll have to continue waiting for now.

In the meantime, we've been celebrating this week of love in all kinds of fun ways! Flowers and chocolates all around, then we spent a family day at a nearby aquarium. We topped off our Valentine's celebration by adding this little cutie to our crew:

He is a miniature dachshund. We also have a 1.5 year old mini-doxie. They are so much fun! Such a fun Valentine's Day this year!

I'll post again soon with little embryo updates!


  1. That little pup is a pooper. I too enjoyed the week of love. :)

  2. What a cutie that little pup is!!!!

    1. Thank you, Jessica! We're enjoying him very much!