Saturday, November 29, 2008

Exclusive Announcement for Blog Readers Only ;)

If you know me and haven't yet admitted to reading my blog, this may be a hard thing to pretend that you don't know. HeeHee...this could be fun!! ;)

Here goes...would you think we were nuts if we added on to our crazy family one last time? (That is a rhetorical question, you shouldn't answer it unless your answer is "of course Kelly and Spencer, you are *not* nuts!!").

But anyway, don't get too excited or upset, just yet, #5 is still only a possibility.

As some of you may know, in our original IVF cycle that resulted in the triplets, we had two remaining embryos. One of those remaining embryos ultimately became the little boy that we now affectionately call Charlie. That has left us with one remaining embryo. This last remaining embryo has been on our minds quite a bit over the last couple of years. Although we are completely content with our family, we decided that giving the last embryo a chance was the only option that felt right for us. So, yesterday, after about 6 weeks of shots and other medications, the little guy was transferred to his, or dare I say "her" new home...Me!

The transfer went really well and the embryologist said that the qualilty of the embryo was "okay". I have been super-analyzing what "okay" means over the last 24+ hours, but that is what he said.

I don't know why I am so obsessed with odds considering how we have blown away all of the odds with our existing children, but here is how they fall.

According to the Doctor: 28% success for single embryo transfers.

According to me: I adjust the doctor's 28% estimate to about 95% considering our prior successes and then drop it back down to about 33% considering the "okay-ness" of the embryo.

According to Spencer: More than 50%

According to Jen: She thought 50% that it would make it to the transfer, which it did. Then, she gave it a 50% chance that I would get pregnant. Then if I am, she gives it a 50% that it would be a girl. So, bottom line, she set the odds at 12.5% chance that she would get a niece on our side of the family. I guess that is up to 25% now.

What do *you* think???

As nerve wracking and anxious as I am to get some answers, going through this has given us both a lot of peace. With all of the medical intervention and moral dilemmas surrounding our
journey to have a family, it feels really good to have this out of our hands.

We may not know the best for our family, but as God has done in the past, I am sure that he will bless us with the result that will be best for our family. And, for that we are and will always be eternally grateful.

ETA...Oops, I forgot to add that we get the results on the 7th.


The Wright Trips said...

Oh girl...I really am happy! I'm praying for another baby for you! I think you need a little girl. I'll ask God for that :)


Sugar Mommy said...

Congrats on your descision. I think it is WONDERFUL. You are so normal! Far from "nuts"! My husband and I question everyday if we are going to try again. I will keep you and that little embryo in my thoughts and prayers!

DESJ and Company said...

oh how exciting!!! keep us posted...

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly! I'm sooo excited for you! I'll say prayers for you!


Cathy said...

Congrats Kelly and Spencer! I would have to agree with you Kelly... with your past experiences.. I would say 95% as well! And I will add as much as I would love to see a Little Girl... I believe it would be 95% all boy!! You and your sister are the only girls in how many generations and you both have all boys! So your chance of having a little girl would be slim. But again.. maybe this will be your miracle baby and you will have a little girl!!... and we will have to have a HUGE celebration!! I will keep my fingers crossed! Love ya!

Katie said...

a girl makes perfect sense to me - numbers are just numbers so that must mean boy. How exciting for you! Hope your week flies by!

Anonymous said...

How exciting Kelly!!!! I will pray for you and say a few extra Hail Mary's for a little girl.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I think the peace you got with the decision was truly your answer. Wishing you all the best,


Anonymous said...

Oh, Kelly - what an open heart you and Spenser have in making this decision. Please know that Rick and I will be praying for you daily.

Love and Blessings,


Tash said...

I was waiting for this announcement, and of course I had to be away from my computer for a few days when you made it. I'm so excited, so are you going to find out if it's a boy or girl and if you do are you going to tell all of us?