Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Final Cycle: Transfer

My Embryo Transfer was today at 1:00.  Tony took a 1/2 day off and was able to come with me....I much appreciated this as it was a little weird with him not being at our last one in December due to his new job. (although my mom did a stellar job as a stand in!)  When we got there they gave me my valium and then the embryologist came in and reviewed our cycle with us.  She said of the 6 that were mature, 4 fertilized normally (which we already knew) and of those 4 only 2 were left.  We had 2 that "arrested" on day 2 and stopped growing.  Of the two that were left, both were grade 2's and one had 8 cells and one had 10 cells.  She said they they expect them to be between 7-10 cells on day 3...so that was good.  So, we transferred both of them:)

Again, the worst part of the whole thing was the pushing of the ultrasound on my very full bladder.  I joked that I hoped that I didn't pee on anyone:)  Luckily it all went smoothly and quickly.  I remembered that someone had given me some meditation music for post transfer, so I remembered to bring my iPod so that I could listen to it during the 30 mins after transfer that I have to lay and wait.  I joked with Tony that I'm not very good at meditation....just can't ever turn my mind off all the way....but I sure tried today:)

After transfer, we headed home so that I could start my bedrest.  Officially I should be on modified bedrest (basically being a couch potato and only getting up to use the restroom and eat) for 24 hours.  My mom is keeping Owen for us tonight and tomorrow night, so I'll get a little more close to 36 hours before heading back to work on Thursday-thanks again Mom!  I also have a 10lb lifting restriction...which will not be fun with a little boy who wants his momma to do everything:( 

My blood tests are 5/18 and 5/22-the dreaded Friday/Tuesday betas again!

So again we wait.....:)


  1. This just makes me re-live the day our miracles were made. Right down to the peeing part, ha and "trying" to meditate and pray so hard for the 30 min. Thanks for sharing Jenny. I have soooooo many positive vibes your way. U r PUPO. :)

  2. I have been praying for you since before this cycle started. It generally sounds like, "God, I want your will for their family. But I really REALLY want for them to have their desires/wishes/hopes fulfilled!" Now I'll be praying that time flies by as you await your test!