This isn't about Em perse...but interesting nonetheless--so I thought I'd share. The SART (fertility thing) posted a list of the 25 most successful clinics in the U.S. Ours is number 23--which rocks--but what I found even more interesting is that ours has the lowest number for average number of embryos transferred at 1.6 per cycle...most other clinics were closer to 2...yet ivf gets a bad name for multiple births?? Clearly the most successful clinics in the country aren't transferring 8....
Our clinic had 168 cycles out of 486 attempts...61.4% success rate---and yes--Em is one of those 168. When you look at it in those numbers, it reminds me yet again how unbelievably blessed we are!
In other news Em has officially become a walker--moving and grooving all over the place!! Our lil girl is all grown up!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Em has taken approximately 10 unassisted steps in the last week--once at home and once at the gparents house! Before we know it she'll be running! She has also figured out how to go down stairs, watch out world!! It's very cute to watch, once I vaccum my stairs I hope to get video of it :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
actually couple of weeks--let's recap. My last post was on Sun. the 25th, thinking Em was getting better--she puked again that night, I puked that night--so we both stayed home Monday. She puked again Monday--daddy didn't feel good but fortunately never got the pukies--he took Tues. morning off, I took off the afternoon. Weds. she went back to drinking milk instead of pedialyte and did ok, Thurs as well. Thurs. night I gave her a formula bottle--back up it came. Oh--happy 1st birthday on Thursday!! Based on how the week was going we didn't celebrate much--went to get pictures Friday and did dinner out. Friday no formula, no pukies. Saturday, formula bottle=pukies. It was then decided we were officially done with formula. We had been working on milk anyway--so we went cold turkey and went fine. The pukies were gone!! Sunday she started out a little cranky at church, and got progressively worse until she was full fledged screaming during 2nd service. We called the dr. and they said to go ahead and take her to convenient care-most likely an ear infection. Definitely ear infection #4 had arrived. Sunday night feeling much better---off to the Super Bowl party and had a grand time! Things have gone much better this week! Today was her 1 year appt. 19lbs 8oz (25th percentile) and 29 1/4 in (50 percentile). We got 1 shot and will go back next week for another. We are being referred to an audiologist/ent dr. to get the hearing checked and see what our next step is as far as the ears. I am concerned that she is not getting the speech she should be and dr. agreed. So we are to call Mon. morning for a referral.