Friday, August 5, 2011

We have eggs

They retrieved 16 eggs from the egg donor yesterday. 12 were mature. 9 of those fertilized and the other 3 appear to be "maybe" fertilizing.

As for me, I started the real Lupron last night. I am so worried now that my body is going to fail the guys. I just don't understand why it won't work this time. This is my sixth cycle and every time before I have suppressed easily and quickly. I pray that this real Lupron will do the trick.

On a non-surrogacy note, Joe was finally hired back at work today, after being laid off for ten weeks. I am so thrilled. I was really starting to worry but was trying to remain calm about it.

I have already worked 45 hours this week and have to go in again tomorrow (Saturday) to work some more. Things are a'hoppin in the ethanol industry.

I will be back with the official report on grades and such of embryos in a few days. If you are the praying type, pray for suppressed ovaries. Heaven knows I need them.


  1. I don't understand what you mean by "real" Lupron -- did they have you on some other version before, that perhaps wasn't as effective? Maybe you're body isn't the problem, maybe its the Lupron.

  2. all the best susan, sure heaven doors will open

  3. There is a shortage of Lupron so individual pharmacies are compounding it themselves. Lupron in a very difficult chemical to make and as a result, many, many surrogates are not suppressing on the compounded Lupron. When I had a near meltdown, lo and behold, actual real, non-compounded lupron was found. Thank goodness. I do think the issue was the Lupron but I don't want to discount that I am old too...I don't want to come across as a snob who says that if there's an issue it can't be my body.

  4. If you're ovulating through the Lupron I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with your reproductive system, and your age has not affected your fertility. :)