Monday, July 14, 2008

Transfer Complete!

What a wonderful day! We got to the RE's office around 2:30. I was SO nervous to find out if we still had embies, what they looked like, what their quality was, etc. I kept asking Mr. C, "Do you think they would have called us if none of our embryos made it?" So, as soon as the dr. walked into the conference room I was like, "How many do we have?!" Turns out we had 2 beautiful, perfect, grade A blastocysts ready to come home to my uterus! He showed us photos and pointed out the how the cells had already differentiated - some were cells that will become the placenta and some cells were going to become the baby! It was so neat and I choked up just looking at them.

So then Mr. C and I got into our biohazard-looking outfits and went into the transfer room. The acupuncturist came in and put in all the needles and I listened to my i.Pod for 20 minutes. I kept crying, just thinking about how far we've come and how sure I am that this time is going to work. In my head, I was thanking God, thanking my body, thanking the scientists, Mr. C.; everyone. Then the team came in to do the actual transfer. One day I'll be telling my child(ren), "There were 7 people in the room when I got pregnant with you!" It was fast and painless. Then the acupuncturist came back in and we did 20 more minutes of acupuncture. She said that mine was the easiest, smoothest transfer she'd ever seen. Wow! Then it was time to go! I slept for most of the 2 hour ride back home.

So we've got 4 more embryos at morula stage. If they reach blastocyst stage by tomorrow then they will get frozen. The embryologist will call tomorrow or Wednesday to let us know. I'd love it if even one makes it that far!

So, now I'm up in our room, propped up in bed, feeling good, hopeful, emotional, and tired! It's been a great day and I'm so thankful that everything went so well today.


Cathleen said...

I am so glad that everything went so smoothly. Those embies sound absolutely beautiful.

Hoping with you...

J. Nelson said...

I never thought about listening to music with the transfer. I guess I was too busy trying to keep my bladder full.

I happy to hear you had a great experience. Fingers crossed.