Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Transfer (and Correction)

Transfer went smoothly - two eight-cell embryos! You gotta love those high-res ultrasound machines - and seeing the little white bubble left behind when they pulled back the catheter. I was instructed to take two days of couch-rest (no cooking/cleaning or other exertion) and we got a little picture to take home.

It turns out, since we had fewer than 10 viable eggs they used ICSI on all of them. All eight that fertilized were still growing at the time of transfer, though the embryologist did say some of them were growing slowly and wouldn't be expected to make it to freeze (he didn't say how many). He will call us later this week to let us know the final stats.

We have also started the PIO shots and I am happy to report that so far, it does not hurt one bit. Prof has lots of IM injection experience from the days when he helped care for his Dad, so I'm guessing that helps. Dare I hope this will continue to be the case?

So now, we wait. Of course my RE is one of those who like a little extra time before beta, so it will be nearly Thanksgiving before we have any real results. We are still debating the wisdom of POAS (I am pro and Prof is con). I am remarkably calm for now and very much aware that if this going to work, it will work and there's not much else I can do. 

9 comments:

  1. Two eight celled embryos is very very good!! May they be settling in for the long haul. Rest up and catch up on crappy tv!

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  2. I like your attitude. I have the same one right now with the "if this is going to work it will work".

    Good luck!

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  3. Congrats congrats congrats. Sending many many happy sticky vibes to you!!

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  4. I hope the little one(s) settle in nicely...hopefully it will be a Thanksgiving to remember!!!

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  5. Yay! It's good to hear that everything is going well. I'm pro POAS because it helps prepare you for what's coming on your own terms.

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  6. I'm so excited for you and Prof! Settle in lil embies!! FX so freaking tight over here! xo

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  7. thinking of you and here to hold your hand through this long 2ww. fingers and toes are crossed

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  8. Hope you will have at least as much luck as I did, you have the same promising start. What did they say? 50% chance?
    I know I wanted to 'ease into' the result and I POASed every day from 8dp3dt. My partner was only interested once, but I loved my daily magic morning moment with those real faint lines. because even if they would have gone on the big testday at least i would have known they were there. And if they had never shown, I wouldn't have someone break the negative news to me, I would have seen it coming. (But that was me, then. And I realise it is very personal)

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