Thursday, April 14, 2011
That’s correct … yesterday we transferred one of the two most beautiful expanding blasts that I have ever seen!
Yesterday morning, we arrived at the clinic around 10:00 am even though our transfer wasn’t scheduled until 11:00. I waited until we sat down in the waiting room to begin filling my bladder with Gatorade and a little before 11:00, they took us back to the transfer room. We got ready and then nervously waited for my RE to arrive.
When she came in a few minutes later, the first thing she said was, “Your embryos look beautiful!” She said that the quality couldn’t be much better on two of them and the third one was still growing. She recommended transferring one of the blasts and freezing the other and they would continue to watch the third embryo over the next day or so to see if it reaches the quality for freezing.
That was fine with us! Our plan initially was to transfer one as long as the quality was good and we are beyond excited that we had at least one to freeze! After having only 3 embryos to begin with, we considered it a really good outcome!
The transfer itself was really amazing. A little uncomfortable since my bladder was pretty full but it was awesome to be able to see everything take place on the monitor. When it was over, I stayed lying down for around 15 minutes and then we were released and I was ordered to bed rest for the rest of that day/night.
After we were home, I was really surprised at how much I stared at the picture of our little embryo. IVF is really so amazing and regardless of how hard or frustrating it may be, I feel fortunate to be able to go through the process.
Today, I’m back at work (I sit at a desk all day so I’m still taking it easy), and I’m feeling hopeful. My blood pregnancy test isn’t until April 26th… 18 days after the retrieval! Crazy. I really want to hold off testing until then but I’m not sure I will be able to. We will see. I know it’s easier said than done, but I’m going to try my hardest to stay as relaxed as possible during this 2ww!