Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 3 Transfer

Today we drove down to our clinic for our transfer. The RE on call this weekend was the newest to the practice. He seemed very nervous but we learned later that he's had to overcome patients just being upset that they didn't get their doctor and it's not about his ability. Because he seemed nervous I was praying that the transfer would go well. Honestly it was the best transfer I've had to date.

Let me back up. They take things very seriously at this clinic in comparison to our old one. I now liken our old clinic to doing ART in a third world country. The new clinic made us both suit up into clean sterile medical garb. They took us back into the large procedure room that is set up similar to a surgical room. They have big vents that clean the air through two hospital grade air filters. (Old clinic did both the retrieval and transfer in their regular exam rooms and everyone was in street cloths and the vents probably haven't been cleaned since the 80's when it opened)

They got us set up in the room and then we waited a few minutes while the RE finished up with another couple. He came in to discuss the report of our embryos. Then they set us up for the ultrasound guided transfer. The RE did a test transfer which was usual but looking back I'm glad because it just ensured that the actual transfer would go perfectly. I didn't know he was done with the mock transfer until it was over. And the actual transfer was no different. They actually recorded the transfer so that they could replay it for Hammer and I a few times. We transferred three embryos listed in order of quality on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = best): 1 8 cell -compacting, 1 8-cell grade 1, and 1 6-cell grade 3. The remaining four are under 6 cells and grades 3 and 4 which will likely not make it to freezing stage and hence why we got our call this morning. But it was a very good sign to hear that one was compacting already which means that it was moving into the compacting morula stage.

We rested there for about 20 minutes while I listened to my Circle and Bloom recording and then got changed and back on the road. We drove straight to our acupuncturist so she could do the post transfer treatment (pre-transfer treatment was late last night). Then we returned home and I've been resting ever since. I took off tomorrow as well just to take it easy.

Part of me is a bit sad that somethings were the same but I think it was more so just from our day 2 report to today's. If they had never said anything about 5dt, then it would have just been status quo for the Hammers. But after some time I do feel at peace. We've done everything now, tried a new protocol etc. So whatever happens we'll be ok. Of course we are praying for the best out come :)

11 comments:

Shannon said...

I've been reading your updates this weekend and have been praying constantly for you. I am a firm believer of things happening the way they are supposed to and truly believe there is a reason your transfer was moved to today. I am glad it went well and hope you get to really relax tomorrow. I will be thinking of you over the next couple weeks as you await your results, I have faith that this is your cycle.

Thinking of you...

BB said...

Thinking of you and prayingf for you!

Miss Megan said...

Wishing you and Hammer tons of good luck!! Congrats on your transfer and on being PUPO!! Praying for you guys!!

kdactyl said...

I was out of town for 4 days so I missed soooo much...but so much of this sounds just like our experience and our experience was GOOD...so I am just going to believe this is all going to work out for you too. Enjoy your lounging time....You will look back on these days in about 10 months and wonder how you ever found so much time to relax :-).

I'm saying lots of prayers and sending tons of baby dust your way.

karaleen

Andrea said...

Loads of prayers coming your way. And lots of sticky vibes.

You'll be in my thoughts and I am very faithful in this outcome.

Kelly said...

Thinking of you and super hoping for the best! Get some rest girl!

keepingmyeyesonjesus said...

It sounds like everything went well this cycle! I really hope that this time you will not only get a BFP but also at least one healthy baby!

All the best for your 2ww!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

I am so super hopeful for you. You got this, Mrs. Hammer. I cant wait to click here again and see some good news!

Mrs. Katia said...

Good luck... thinking about you guys and hoping for the best!!

kdactyl said...

I know your beta isn't until monday.....but I check here everyday anyway just to see if you have anything to report. I know the 2WW is sooooo hard....I am thinking about you and praying. Hang in there.
kd

Jess said...

Praying for you! Take it easy and keep us all updated! Blessings,

~Jess