Well, we had our embryo transfer about an hour ago. Now I’m laying on the couch, laptop in lap with the ID channel on. I’ll be watching Doctor Who later with the husband, so no worries about me watching murdery type things all day. For now, my loving husband is off to the grocery store to pick some stuff up for the next few days while I’m couch bound.
So, before I talk about the transfer, first I have an insane story to tell. They were doing another retrieval this morning, and the after-retrieval area is only separated a curtain from the pre-transfer area. So the husband and I are sitting there waiting for the doctor and the retrieval couple are sitting on the other side of the curtain and all the sudden I hear “come on girl, come on. Get the oxygen tank! Come on, stay awake!” The girl had “crashed” due to the pain meds given after the anesthesia. Heartbeat gone and everything. That was one of the scariest things I’ve ever experienced. Luckily it was only for a few seconds (which felt like hours to ME and I wasn’t her husband sitting there.. I can’t imagine how he felt). Wow.. just insanely scary. So glad that she was okay and alert soon after. The anesthesiologist said that she had a “vagal reaction.” No clue what that means, but I plan to Google later. I just hope everyone has an anesthesiologist as quick and as good to react as my clinic has.
So, our transfer (not to take away from the big story, which I think is the story of the girl above) was amazing! We got to the clinic and had to wait a little while. We were both so jumpy and excited that it felt like it to forever to go to the back. Finally they called us back and we both got ready. Husband went full scrubs, I went all open back robe, while both of us dawned booties, cap and surgical mask. We looked super cute. Then the embryologist came out to talk to us about the embryos. We had two very strong, 8 celled embryos to transfer. They want them to be 8 called by this point, so they were right on track! We also have an 8 cell and a 6 cell in the lab still growing. If they turn into blasts by day five, we can freeze them both. This information was way above our expectations. We were elated! Once she handed us the picture of the little ones, my husband looks at it and says “you know, it’s amazing how much they look like us.” He got a good laugh out of me on that one. 🙂
So they got transferred without any hiccups and now I am just relaxing and enjoying the feeling of being excited and hopeful. My pregnancy test is schedule for 10-11-12, which my husband and I both think is super awesome. 🙂 Grow little ones! We want to meet you and love you and take care of you forever!!