Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Smarshy's Twelve

ER was this morning. They got 12 eggs, which are being ICSI'd with my boys this afternoon.

It's funny, ICSI is the only part of this whole process that I kind of have a problem with. I feel like as long as egg and sperm can come together at the meet-n-greet at the Petri Dish Cafe, then at least the "magic moment" isn't manipulated. It's the ultimate "survival of the fittest". But now, they can just inject any old sperm into the egg. Maybe that sperm wouldn't have had a chance the normal way? Maybe he's super dumb, or lazy, or will grow up to be an ultra religious right winger. Or maybe...he'll like country music? I can't bear the thought.

By the way, what is it with Asian porn? In every one of those "collection" rooms I've been to, they're full of Asian porn. Not American porn with Asian girls, but Asian porn with Asian writing on the box. (And perhaps Asian dialogue, but I wouldn't know. And if I DID know, I wouldn't admit that anyway) I mean, I think some Asian women are very beautiful too, but c'mon...WTF? Is it some kind of IVF male obsession that I'm missing?

Anyway, ICSI happening tonight. As long as we can transfer a couple and still have at least 1 cycle of frosties left over, we'll feel very good.

M is feeling great, bounced right back from anesthesia and was shopping in the fancy hospital gift shop within 30 minutes. Buggins was at a new day care affiliated with the hospital. Number of babies in the waiting room today: three.

I'll update tomorrow with fert rates. Wish my boys luck!

23 comments:

Nina said...

Well good luck to your boys, and M's eggs. Hope they are having a nice "date" - one on one.

With the ICSI, I guess what normally would happen (i.e. that the best sperm penetrates the egg) is going to happen with ICSI (i.e. the docs will choose the best sperm will be selected for ICSI) too.

Some retail therapy right after surgery? Sounds just like me :-).

Good luck for fertilization!

May said...

All the best.

Anonymous said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

wow, 12 seems to be the 'magic number' for retrievals this week.

I hope that you get a lot more embryos than we did though! Fingers crossed for a great fert report tomorrow.

Do you think they'll do a 3 or 5 day transfer?

theoneliner said...

Right-winger, religious zealot, country music fan...oh my. Reminds me of when Anne Lamott wrote about holding her baby in front of the T.V. and saying "NEVER NEVER BECOME A REPUBLICAN" when Reagan was on(or someone similar).

What is up with the asia.n po.rn? Seems like they should stay away from fe.tish (which it is unless you're in an asian part of town...right?)...unless of course they stock the room with weather pixie porn!!

Good luck to you guys.

Hopeful Mother said...

Hoping for a great fertilization report!

BTW, maybe you're getting the better sperm selected by the embryologists through ICSI than if the sperm had done it on their own? Just a thought!

The As.ian po.rn thing is just plain wierd.

yellowgirlnc@yahoo.com said...

I asked about the ICSI thing as well... but my doc said "Look at it this way, only the strong & healthy sperm will fertilize the eggs, and only the strong embryos will implant." So, natural selection is still going on.

As.ian porn? Weird! My DH said the room had lots of early 70's women mags, since I guess no one has found the funds to update the collection any.....

Yellowgirl

yellowgirlnc@yahoo.com said...

Meant to say that only the strongest sperm will ferilize the eggs even DESPITE the ICSI, as not all ICSI'd eggs get fertilzied. Hope that made sense.
YG

Anonymous said...

Asian porn? Sounds like too many of the people responsible for stocking the rooms have watched You, Me and Dupree one too many times!

GLouise said...

Great numbers! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to your boys! I'm sure they are all equally strong and not lazy at all. :)

12 sounds like a good number so here's to hoping for great news tomorrow.

Amy at Inconceivable said...

Good luck!!! (I couldn't post under my blog user name for some reason)

Mr Blue Sky said...

Hey man,

Good luck, 12 eggs gives you a fantastic chance.

I hated the poor choice of mags on offer. The whole process is bad enough the least they could do is provide a decent selection of p0rn.

You have reminded me to actually make a suggestion on our comment card from the clinic!

Take it easy and hope the boys do the business.

A.M.S. said...

Good luck to your boys! Can't wait to hear the results.

Apparently the collection room/broom closet at our clinic only stocks some rather old play.boys. We've had to start packing in a laptop and some dvds!

Lyrehca said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I am praying so hard for you that this cycle works, implant implant implant little embies! What a wonderful christmas present that would be hey? all the best, thinking of you both

Anonymous said...

Good luck little Smarshy's boys!

I'm glad to see this post. Been thinking about you guys all day.

Rumour Miller said...

Oh, all the luck to you!

spark said...

LOL about the porn. Haven't heard that is a problem in DC or NYC.

I have that same concern about ICSI as well but I guess we'll just have to see how good those docs are after all. Hmmm...maybe they'll pick one that likes Asian porn!

Anyway sounds like the ER went really well!! Hope you get a great fert report tomorrow!!
-Kristi

My Reality said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good luck boys!!

I am sure the country music lovin' ones were asleep and the porn didn't wake them up enough to join the petri dish party. No worries...

Glad M is great after the procedure too.

K S said...

Glad M's ER went so well! Wishing you a great fert report. Can't wait to hear it.

NCD said...

Regarding the asian porn... as you are in Boston the tapes you can get in chinatown are crazy cheap and no one really cares about the dialogue.

Good luck.

N (also in Boston)