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.