Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Transfer Complete!

We had the transfer this morning.  I had already drunk a lot of water this morning before we even got there and we got there 45 minutes before the scheduled transfer time.  So, I went to the bathroom first thing.  I wasn't sure I'd even make it up there.  Then, I sat there and drank 2 more 16.9 oz bottles of water.  The lady from the lab came and gave us the picture of our embryos and said that they were all three 4 cells, which is the low end of normal.  They wanted to transfer all three.  We had to talk about that for a while because that is a huge risk.  But, she said that they wouldn't suggest it if they thought our chances of having triplets was high.  The chance was probably less than 5%.  That makes me wonder what our chances of getting pregnant at all are with 3 4-cell embryos.  The good news is that the other 4 little embryos have begun to cleave, so they are watching them to see if they turn into blasts and if they do, we'll freeze them! 

I found the transfer to be extremely uncomfortable, almost painful because of how full my bladder was.  However, the actual transfer was not.  It was kind of painful when he threaded the catheter with the embryos in there because it hit the side of my uterine wall, and I didn't realize he was still sticking stuff up in there.  He really didn't tell me anything he was doing, which I thought was dumb.  He kept surprising me and making me jump because I wouldn't be expecting whatever it was I was feeling.  Is it really a great idea to surprise someone who is laying on a table with her rearend hanging off, legs spread, over your feet with a full bladder under the pressure of a speculum and an ultrasound monitor?  No.  I think not. 

But, I am not pregnant until proven otherwise!  I am really excited and nervous.  I am taking it easy today and my blood test for the beta testing is Nov. 29 at 7:30.  I'm not sure when they're supposed to call us about our other 4 embryos, so we are going to call them in a day or two.

I'll scan the picture of our embryos and post them later.


  1. Praying that the next 2 weeks speed by and you get your BFP!

  2. I'll be praying for you while you wait!

  3. Thanks y'all! We'll know something for sure in 12 days!

  4. omg, you drank so much water! haha! your poor bladder! congrats on being pregnant with your 3 lil embies! for your sake and mine, i hope 11/29 is here before we know it!

    fingers crossed for good news on the remaining 4!