Day 29: Great Expectations

Moment of truth!  –  says the pregnancy test countdown counter today. Since yesterday, we had been thinking of where to celebrate (or, hopefully not, console ourselves) when we get the pregnancy test results. Good or bad news, it’s a date! 🙂 Good or bad news, God knows what is best for us.  God is good,…

Day 28: Me & My Advanced Maternal Age

Finally received a response from Mackay regarding pregnancy test and other instructions in a letter from our doctor, to be given to our doctor in Manila also if our pregnancy test turns out positive. We are told to have our blood HCG test the following day, Oct. 6.  In our previous IVF clinic, the test…

Day 20: Embryo Transfer Day

Zara braved through her first storm.  And she made it! 🙂 It was a rainy, stormy morning for our embryo transfer day.  No one can put our hopeful spirits down, not even Typhoon Megi. 😀 I was told to take, if I remember it right, 500 ml of water before leaving the apartment, and to hold…

Day 16: How many?

Today, at 4 pm, we will know how many of the 11 eggs are fertilized by calling the IVF lab.  Aside from preparing for the result, I also have to prepare how to ask about it over the phone in Mandarin.  On Saturday, we will know at 11:30 AM when the embryo transfer will be…

Day 15: OPU Day

This is it! First of the two major procedures – our ovum pick up (OPU) day.

I was on fast for today’s procedure. Was not allowed to eat or drink anything after 12 am, and this was to keep me from vomiting as a side effect of the anaesthesia for today’s operation. I didn’t feel hungry at all. In fact, I felt bloated, maybe because of the hormone changes and the 9 big eggs I had then.

Day 8: Triple Treat Thursday

3 types of injections (Cetrotide and 2 shots Menopur done at the ER, 1 shot of Gonal-F done at home) (Total of 4 shots today!) 3 point itinerary for our 3 visiting relatives  (1)  Lunch at 8-Way Dumplings (2) Snacks at Ximending Modern Toilet (3) Dinner at Mala Hotpot Zhongshan branch The finale – Hotpot…