Friday, October 16, 2009

Transfer Tales

I was up bright and early for our transfer, which wasn't until 10:50 am but seriously, who can sleep?!?! I was on pins and needles wanting to hear how our little ones were doing. At 9:50 am I started chugging down my required 24oz of water for the ultrasound guided transfer. This was new for us as last time they didn't use ultrasound but our RE wanted it this time and I did too, he just beat me to requesting it. We got there really early so that meant waiting for almost 30 minutes before being called back. At 10 minutes to our appointment, as I am beginning to really feel my bladder, a couple walks out of the exam room area, stops at the water cooler and proceeds to send me into complete torture. Ugh the sound of water is NOT what I needed to hear.

Finally we were called back and were happy to see our RE was doing this procedure as well (I've had him for the whole cycle which has been great!) He gave us our embie report and it was wonderful. For our day 3 transfer we have (expect 6-8 cells, grade 1 [best]- grade 5):

1 - 8 cell, grade 1
1 - 8 cell, grade 2
2 - 6 cell, grade 2
1 - 5 cell, grade 2

Our other two were still at 2 cell and 4 cell so basically they arrested. We decided to transfer the two 8 celled embies and see if the other three would make it to freeze. They felt good about the two 6 cells and will watch the 5 cell to see if it was just off by a few hours on dividing.

They took us back into our room, I requested one with an attached bathroom, with promises that I would stay away from the porcelain throne for a few more minutes. As we prepped for the transfer, Hammer kept making me laugh and I warned him that if he kept it up we might offend our RE with a little shower (if you know what I mean). That set everyone in the room laughing which didn't help my situation at all. Neither did the cold ultrasound gel on my abdomen. Thankfully my bladder was more than full so we could start the procedure right away. They actually have both of the REs on IVF procedure rotation do the transfer (one to transfer and one to hold the ultrasound wand) why I don't know but we got a neat play by play from the other RE who showed us everything that was going on. When it was over he and our RE went on and on about how it went perfectly and we could not have been more happy.

I was then instructed to lay for 15 minutes before getting up to relieve my bladder. Our IVF nurse coordinator stopped in to see how we were doing. She also told me that my last TSH, after a month of synthroid and an E2 over 1,500+, was 1.8. We were so happy to hear that it was below 2.5 which should also help with implantation. Once we were alone we prayed over my belly and our two little embies safe inside. After our time we headed out to the acupuncturist to cover our little seeds for, hopefully, their long stay.

Hammer now has me in bed rest jail. He is so fussy if I get up to pee too frequently but it's cute and I know that it's because he is concerned. Tomorrow my family is coming over to bring me a birthday dinner since I'll still be on bed rest. I'm going to take advantage of Sunday as well to rest and let those little guys snuggle in.

(I'm going to post some awards next now that we are in the 2ww!)

13 comments:

Simple said...

OMG - I'm so excited for you! I think those 2 perfect embies are snuggling in for a long 9 month stay... crossing all fingers & toes for you! ((HUGS))

Hillary said...

Wow, it sounds like everything was perfect! I'm praying for those embryos inside of you :)

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JB said...

Great, great news...now just relax for 2 weeks (hahahaha). Seriously, you know you've done all that you can do, so try to take it easy and see what comes....

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

Great news! Sounds like the perfect transfer. I hope it's the last time you have to do it, and your next great news involves a bfp!

Jocelyn said...

So happy that everything went perfectly! Hope this 2ww goes by quickly!!!!

Shannon said...

Im happy that your transfer went good and am praying that your sweet embies get nice and cozy. Enjoy your relaxing time and birthday dinner with family!

Allison said...

So very happy everything went so well!!! I'll be saying prayers for you!

Brittney said...

Yay!!! I am SO excited for you!! CONGRATS on making it to this stage - you absolutely deserve to be pampered. What a wonderful husband you have.

Looking forward to hearing about your BFP!:)

Once Upon A Time said...

I think you have very very good prospects in there! I have an awesome feeling about this IVF for you!

There's an award for you on my blog. :)

Meant to be a mom said...

Everything sounds really good. I'm feeling a positive feeling about everything here. Prayers, so many prayers....

Tabitha said...

Congradulations on a successfull transfer!! I love it! And I'm super impressed with your embryos, I did a 5 day transfer but on day 3I only had 4 and 6 celled embryos, with most of them graded a 2 but one of the 6-celled graded at a 1, so your way better of than I was!

T said...

all the best on the 2ww it is a a whole ball of emotions// hoping yours ends positive :)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

I CANT WAIT to see your BFP post..

its about time, Mrs. Hammer!

Keep those embryos warm and snuggly. :)