I just got a call from the embryologist. She said that both of our other embryos were perfect and able to be frozen today. Wow…. I cannot tell you how excited I am about that. I actually started crying once I hung up the phone. That’s not really a surprise though, I’ve been crying over everything today. Thanks, Progesterone! Ah, so happy and excited to hear that news today. Whether we end up having to use them soon, or later, I’m glad to know that they are there, waiting for us to try and grow them in my belly and give them a fantastic home (hopefully to join their siblings in me right now ;)).
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!!
Well, heard from the Embryologist today. Out of the 8 collected, 5 were mature and 4 ended up fertilizing. She had already scheduled the transfer when she called me. Sunday at 9:00am. She said depending on how they look by Sunday, they may choose to transfer three, which makes me wonder what she knows… why would she assume all of them would be in bad shape by Sunday? Do they not look healthy? Can you even tell by this point? Ugh… again with the stress…
I am currently standing in my kitchen typing this because I was told to “stand up and move around for a little bit” after inserting the suppository. Feels squishy. I hope they do the trick and let however many the transfer really stick in there for the long haul. I know I should start getting excited, but I don’t think I’ll be able to until I go in on Sunday and they let me know the condition of the embryos. How do people deal with this stress multiple times?
Oh, and why does everyone keep saying “that’s great for your age!” I’m 28, not 104!
48 hours until transfer….