Mr. Invincible

When we started this trip onto IVF Land on Surrogacy World I was sure it was going to work for us on the first try. No doubt in my mind.

You see, we don't have a fertility problem, we have a carrying problem.

It just seems so simple - take my healthy sperm, add Chrsty's perfect eggs, and add one healthy uterus and say the magic word and "BAM" there is a healthy baby. What could go wrong?

So here we go:

Sperm - GREAT.
Eggs 30 - GREAT.
Embryo's - GREAT.
Lining - GREAT.
Fresh Transfer 2 perfect Embryo's - GREAT.
Pee Stick's - GREAT.
First Beta - GREAT.
Second Beta - GREAT.
Third Beta - GREAT.
First Ultrasound - GREAT.
Second Ultrasound heartbeats - GREAT.

Then - we meet our sworn enemy Mr. SCH.

That is the end of our great news.

We take a break and regroup.

Second Transfer Frozen

Third Transfer Frozen

No more Embryo's. Just like in pinball - you lose three times and it's game over. Please insert more money to play again.

Mr. Invincible - meet - Mr. Vulnerable. 


Christy said...

I am SOO ready for round two....ding ding It'll work again fresh ;-) Now to get these eggs out before the clock strikes 12 and they turn to dust!

Cyn said...

Well I can't wait for round 2 either. I know you have more riding on it than I do, but I want this for you so badly!!

Jaymee said...

I am not good at finding words in these situations. My thoughts are with you. BIG HUGS to all of you.

IVF Land on Surrogacy World said...


Thank you for the thoughts.

We have actually passed through this stage and are moving on to a more enjoyable time in the process.

We are getting ready to make our new announcement soon that we are starting round 2.

Which by my count is round 4.

Maybe, I just don't get the new math.

Jaymee said...

I didn't get the old math.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Can I be ignorant and ask...


Sorry, there are more acronyms in this game than any other!

Christy said...


SCH is Subchorionic Hematoma in short is a bleed of the lining. If it does not interfere with the placement of where the embryos are attached it can be a bleed and nothing more.

In our case, it interfered with where the babies were attached to the lining wall and we lost them. It is more common with IVF and then again more common with twins.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Thanks Christy for explaining it, sorry you had to.

IVF Land on Surrogacy World said...


I will add a little bit more information. While still a very big wound for us it is not a recent one. And one that we have had to explain often.

SCH is a silent baby killer. And they don't know how to control her. She is a terror on the loose inside the womb.

She attacks IVF pregnancies and twins more than others. There is not a known cure for her. Many say bedrest can help her from growing, but there is no way to make her go away.

I believe (and will be corrected here if I am wrong) that it can do one of two things. 1) knock the baby out of position. 2) Limit the babies blood supply.

It's like watching a hurricane come to shore. You know it is coming for days and all you can do is monitor it and watch what happens.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Oh that's just horrible.

I can't begin to imagine.