The day has come … this morning I was beyond nervous waiting for the phone call from my doctor. I would check my phone every other minute making sure the sound was on (which I never usually have it on) and checking to see if I had missed any calls.
Dr. Chung phoned 11:01 am. I picked up the phone cautious but full of hope. Dr. Chung sounded upbeat (though, I have never heard him sound anything but happy and positive). Ready for the news? Here is what he had to tell me:
Out of the 3 fertilized embryos:
– 1 had an 8 cell division
– 1 had a 5 cell division
– 1 had a 3 cell division
He then explained that an 8 cell division on day 3 is a very good/excellent embryo, a 5 cell division is normal and a 3 cell division is poor. He recommended putting back in 2 embryos.
I was beyond happy with this news. My biggest fear was that none of them would make it to transfer. Transferring two good looking embryos was my best case scenario, something I thought it would be difficult to achieve after having so few eggs retrieved. It’s true – quality over quantity!!
In preparation for the transfer I went to acupuncture before (and after). Read my acupuncture entry from yesterday here.
For the transfer, they used an ultrasound to guide the placement of the embryos, something that I did not do before, but Dr. Chung recommended it for this cycle. Since they were using an ultrasound I needed a full bladder. I made the mistake of drinking water way too early on and ended up sitting waiting for my transfer for over an hour, just wanting to go to the bathroom! I do not recommend doing what I did 🙂 .. When I came in for the transfer, the doctor’s first remark was – that’s a very full bladder! (Side note: I am now paranoid that it was too full and hindered the transfer!)
Next step is to put them back in me. As they are doing this procedure, a number of things run through my mind ..
What if they trip while bringing over the embryos?
I really have to go to the bathroom, I wonder if I go afterwards will they fall out?!?
lol – I know these are all ridiculous things (well, not the tripping – I am a bit of a spaz, so I know how trips can easily happen!)
Luckily no one tripped and I hope the embryos made it safe and are making themselves at home! Below are pics of the day and some fun ones of me telling T about what I did today. I asked if she wants a brother or sister and she said “both!” .. 🙂
What’s next? Now we wait again .. I will continue the painful progestrerone shots every evening and the pregnancy test is not until June 5th.
T trying to figure out why I am making such a big deal of this piece of paper!
I’m going to be staring at this photo for days .. 😉 ..
I want to give a special thank you for all your support. It’s really meant the world to me as sharing my story was/is not the easiest thing. I am so glad that I went outside my comfort zone and chose to do this. I can honestly say that journaling this cycle has made it much less stressful because I am sharing everything out there with you. I am not keeping any secrets or giving a false facade. This is me, unedited. Thank you for supporting me and my family. You guys rock!!
Fingers crossed for the next step .. we are getting close!
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T’s embryo transfer card and the one from today side by side … <3