Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Here she is!

Our transfer went perfectly! Dr. A was so happy with my lining, so that put a smile on my face and gave me some hope. At least my body was doing something right!

The embryologist met with us first and went over everything. She gave us a picture of our embryo and explained that it was taken just after the thaw this morning so it looked a bit collapsed and likely didn't look like that at transfer time. She was frozen on day 6 and graded a 6BB once thawed. Here is a good explanation on grading embryos. She is a hatched blastocyst, which is great. The craziest thing was seeing that the other three embryos that had PGS done were all graded higher than our normal embryo, at least at the time they were frozen on days 5 and 6. So if we had not done genetic testing, they would have selected those based on embryo appearance and transferred the abnormal ones. We would have gone through several failed transfers if we had not done PGS - oh, how thankful I am that we did it! It was worth every penny.

I have heard of others taking Valium for the transfer so I was a little nervous, but it was the easiest part of anything we have done so far. I didn't even need a full bladder like I had heard about. It was less uncomfortable than my IUI's. I laid down for about 30 minutes afterwards and now I'm home on bed rest for 3 days, working off my laptop. And by bed rest, he just asked that I sit or lay in bed or on the couch except to go to the bathroom. He takes these first three days very seriously and I am too. After that, I am supposed to be pretty sedentary for another 3 or 4 days so taking it nice and easy. Poor Nick has his hands full with Grayson and me. And I'm going crazy. I hate just sitting here, unable to help with everything. I don't do bed rest well, but I know this time is well worth it.

Now we wait. ::big sigh:: I am so nervous. I am not sure that I can wait until beta day so I'll probably take a test before that. Please snuggle in, little one!!! We love you!

I am overwhelmed by everyone rooting for us. The texts, emails, phone calls, comments... all of it helps so much. It takes away some of the loneliness of Infertility. I am just so thankful for our amazing family and friends.



  1. I am thrilled to hear everything went well! Take it easy & watch some funny movies :)

  2. Yay! Praying this little lady sticks. Enjoy your down time.

  3. YAY! Stick baby stick! I agree - watch a bunch of movies! Hope the week goes by quickly!

  4. I will be praying that everything works out for you and your baby sticks!! enjoy your bed rest!! :)

  5. She's beautiful :) I am hoping and praying that right at this moment, she's in the process of snuggling in for the next 9 months. When is your beta? The awesome thing about a 6 day transfer is that you don't have to wait as long to get a BFP, right? (Okay, this might just be my POAS-happy self, but with my 3dt with J, I realized how spoiled I was to have had a 5dt with the twins!) Anyway, sending so much sticky dust your way. We are all cheering you on over here =) xo