I know I’ve written many baby- and fertility-related lately. But you’ll have to get used it I’m afraid, because you can bet your bottom dollar it’s (hopefully) only going to get more baby-intense in future!
I was told that Dr Thabo Matsaseng would be in touch with me about the success (or failure) of the fertilization process following Monday’s aspiration. I was expecting a message from him today, so I kept checking my phone every couple of minutes. (I even took my phone to the loo with me incase I missed a call from him!)
After much anxious phone checking, Dr M SMSed me around 11:30am to tell me it’s a go for embryo transfer tomorrow! Apparently 2 of the 3 eggs that were retrieved were successfully fertilized. Guys, the excitement is real! Well, mostly it is, but there is also a small part of me that’s hesitant to be “all in.” I’m not naive and I know that there is a 50/50 chance that the transfer won’t be successful. I am being positive, just cautiously so.
It’s still a bit surreal that we’re at this point… It has taken years – friggin’ years to get this far and now that we’ve reached this point it’s a bit unreal.
Hold thumbs for me for tomorrow – and feel free to send all the positive vibes you can spare!
Read more about our fertility treatment journey at Tygerberg Fertility Clinic here.
Sweet header image of ducklings by Thomas Mühl.