Two more home.

Two blastocysts transferred today, one an expanded blast and one an early blast. The (so sweet) embryologist told me they even looked a little better than our last embies. Two more will be cultured until tomorrow for possible freezing (fingers crossed!) They are also early blasts, so hopefully they’ll perform and be frozen with their little ice ice baby sibling.

Blood pregnancy test (aka beta) scheduled for 7:40 on September 9. I’m so swamped with work I suspect the wait will be quicker this time. 


No call

= good news, right?

We did not get a call. I hope this means Wednesday transfer. I guess I’ll hear tomorrow?

The acronym is “PUPO”

Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise, that is.

And I am! With 2 beautiful little embryos, one a blastocyst (which is what it’s supposed to be on Day 5) and one “more like a day 4,” as the embryologist said. We didn’t get grades. I think that’s good. I don’t want to put pressure on my babies too young. 😉

The doctor told DH that it went great (and he’s not one for enthusiasm). We still had 4 others growing as of today! The embryologist said they would culture them for one more day and then, if they still look good tomorrow, freeze them. So yay. Here’s hoping!

I forgot to take my Tylenol 3, but it wasn’t too painful and was luckily over very quickly (not a big fan of the cervix cleaning, however.)

After transfer, they left me alone in the room for 20 minutes, and I talked very quietly to my little embies and sang them the “are you in there little fetus” song that Phoebe sang on Friends when she had her IVF.

My beta is not scheduled until July 8 (you’ve literally got to be kidding me), and I’m not to test on my own before then, but like hell I’m waiting until 13dp5dt to test! (That’s 13 days past 5-day transfer, for the uninitiated, or the equivalent of 18 days past ovulation. To put that in perspective, a home pregnancy test is close to 100% by 14 days past ovulation, and many people get positives as early as 10 or 12 days past. My situation is different because the trigger shot contains HcG – the pregnancy hormone – so it could make false positives, but the stuff from the shot will be out of my system well before July 8.)

Last night the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. We were giddy. I suggested to DH that Andrew Patrick might be a lovely name for a little boy (Andrew for Shawzy; Patrick for Kaner and Sharpie). He seemed amenable. 🙂

Thanks for being there for me. I feel … happy. Two more of my babies are home with me. I hope they stay a good long while. Like, forever.

Transfer tomorrow!

Apparently I have more readers than I think. I’ve had multiple texts and messages today and yesterday asking about transfer.  🙂 ♥

Tomorrow at 12:30, I’m going in for embryo transfer. Yesterday, when a nurse called to set the time, she wasn’t able to answer my question about how many we still have growing, which sent my anxiety into full force … just when it had calmed down following our fertilization report.

I am so praying everything goes well tomorrow. I promise to update after the procedure. It’s not like I’ll have anything else to do, as I have to be on bed rest for the remainder of the day (let’s be honest with ourselves; it’s not like laying on my ass is a real hardship for me.)