They’re In!


Excuse the blurry photo, I’m trying to do as much as I can while resting on our sofa catching up on episodes of Grey’s Anatomy that are still saved on our DVR. Yes, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy, does anyone else?

This afternoon I had my five day embryo transfer and it went very smoothly. For the first time ever, we transferred two beautiful hatching blastocysts. The embryologist says that hatching doesn’t usually happen until Day 6, so we got very lucky to have 2 that were in that state. Hubby had to work today, so luckily my wonderful mother-in-law accompanied me for my transfer. She took me in for my very first embryo transfer, but didn’t come back to the procedure room, this time I invited her in, it’s really a beautiful process and I thought she would enjoy seeing it.

The doctor had a little difficulty getting the catheter into position (damn tilted uterus!) and had to utilize a second embryologist to help with an additional internal catheter while she kept the outer one in place. But the catheter came back clear, so fingers crossed that the two little embies are safe and warm inside their new home.

This third round has really been all that we could ever ask for-30 eggs retrieved, 21 eggs fertilized, 2 transferred, 7 cryopreserved, 5 discarded and another 7 in extended culture. We will find out the fate of those last 7 tomorrow. I hope a few of those guys make it, but even 7 on ice is wonderful!!

I’m trying to squash any negative thoughts. I wore a little charm on my shirt that a close girlfriend gave me yesterday, she wore it on her transfer and is cautiously pregnant and just past her 12 week mark. This has to work is my mantra!

Here’s my dilemma, I often go into a neurotic downward spiral over the next 9 days. With IVF #1 and 2, I started bleeding around day 7 and knew it was over (was using progesterone suppositories). With FET #1 I used progesterone in oil and tested around 7dp5dt and had a negative result, but didn’t bleed early. This time I am again taking the progesterone in oil but I don’t know if I should go the whole 9 days and wait for my blood test or if I should test early??? My friend who gave me the charm told me some advice per her acupuncturist. He said, “if you are going to test, you should test every day starting the day after the transfer to get use to seeing negative results”. This seems quite logical, but will it cause me stress each day that I see a single line? What if I never see that second line? Will I be better to live in an “ignorance is bliss” state and hopefully be pleasantly surprised? Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.

Life is like a puzzle, you can see the pieces near by or connected to you, but sometimes the pieces that make the puzzle complete aren’t within sight, you just have to have faith that they are there on the table.



34 thoughts on “They’re In!

  1. First of all, YAY!!! This is all such good news! Those embryos are beautiful!

    As to your question… I’ve been in a similar dilemma… I ultimately decided that seeing one line just messes with my head (and heart) too much. I was afraid for my sanity, my marriage, and my ability to do my job if I saw one line for fourteen days straight, so I’m waiting. Good luck making that decision; I know it’s hard.

    Praying for you! Really, really hopeful!

    • Thank you Amanda, we were thrilled with how the embryos presented yesterday. Did you stay firm and not test yet? At this point I am not going to test, like you, it totally messes with my head. The thought of only seeing 1 line at any point gives me massive anxiety. Tomorrow is your test, right?? Thinking nothing but positive thoughts for you, your chart looked awesome!

  2. Great news! Hope those embies stick nice and tight! πŸ™‚

    Re your question on testing – I decided to wait for the blood test, the remote chance that its a false negative or just a very faint line would drive me crazy. I’ve had BFPs before and all my previous ones resulted in failed pregnancies…so I just a bit paranoid about it this time.

    …and yes…I still watch Grey’s Anatomy! There’s just something about the show that keeps me hooked πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, I hope they stick also! I think I agree with you and am not going to test at this point, I get anxious just thinking about seeing anything but 2 lines. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is still watching Grey’s. πŸ™‚

  3. Those are PERFECT embryos! Great, great news!!

    Sorry, but I disagree with the acupuncturist. First of all, trigger is possibly still in your system, so you won’t necessarily get BFNs right away. I would wait 10 days post trigger to test at all. The magic day for me was 5dp5dt to get a faint, but true, BFP. Waiting until 7dp5dt is even better, but I can’t wait that long. πŸ˜‰

    I have everything crossed here for you, but I’m just going to say it now – this is the ONE!

    PS – Yay for so many frosties! We had 7 the first time and that made us feel very secure! This is wonderful news!

    • Thank you, we were elated with the embryos that we transferred. Good thought on the trigger shot, I didn’t even think of that. So far I’m leaning towards not testing, I get anxious just thinking about it. I prefer to not know anything if it’s not good news. BUT, like you said, I just hope this is the ONE!!! We will hear from the lab about our embryos in extended culture, but are so pleased to have 7! Looks like you are getting everything ready at your home! πŸ™‚

      On Jun 20, 2013, at 10:19 PM, hopefulandhungry

  4. I love Greys! I’m watching the Vampire Diaries at the moment to keep myself occupied… Total rubbish, but I’m addicted now. Hope the next few days aren’t too stressful. I’ve only ever had negative pregnancy tests, so I feel like another one would never bum me out that much more! I’d say wait, but I know full well that I have no intentions whatsoever of taking that advice… :-/ Great news so many embryos made it to freezing as well xxx

    • Oh good, I’m not the only one still watching Grey’s, I’ve heard that Vampire Diaries is good, but haven’t watched it yet. I was a die hard Gossip Girl fan, but now that’s over. 😦 Hubby and I are obsessed with Breaking Bad right now, I guess that show makes me feel like my problems are small. I’ve only ever had negative pregnancy tests also and they make my heart race and make me feel sweaty and anxious, so I’m leaning towards not testing. Thank you, we feel much better with this cycle to have a few embryos on ice to put our minds at ease.

      On Jun 21, 2013, at 2:20 AM, hopefulandhungry

      • No, I haven’t watched Dexter. Have heard it’s good also, maybe I’ll check out our NetFlix for it. πŸ™‚

        On Jun 21, 2013, at 7:48 AM, hopefulandhungry

      • Do it!! You will never look back, and there are 7 seasons or something so it will keep you entertained for ages!! Its one of my favourite shows ever (and i have watched lots of TV) Xx

  5. Congrats on being PUPO! I had 1 hatching blasto transfered on 19th and am already feeling the crazy! Have been feeling really worried today and don’t have a’testing plan’ yet so will be looking point for yours!

    • Thank you, when is your beta, the 28th? This waiting game is the hardest part I think. I’m leaning towards not testing at all unless I have a strong urge otherwise. Good luck to you, thinking positive thoughts for the both of us!

      • Thank you so much, I hope so!!! Yes, I always felt like the suppositories were leaking and that my body wasn’t absorbing them. My butt feels like I’ve done a million squats (which is the complete opposite, just laying on my behind all day), but it’s worth the pain if it all works. How are you doing?

        On Jun 21, 2013, at 7:39 AM, hopefulandhungry

      • Yes I always felt like I peed myself with the supps with the PIO it hurts and then your done for the day. Doing ok…hopefully we my lining cooperates and we can transfer shortly

  6. Having never been in your situation. I can’t advise you, but I think if you want to stay on the path of being positive, it might be best to just wait to test!

  7. Sooo excited and hopeful for you!!! I agree with the others that holding off on the tests would be the way to go. I’ve always been a procrastinator and hate taking tests though…so maybe that’s why I would wait :p but it does seem like if you wait, hopefully you can continue to think positive and stay more relaxed πŸ™‚
    Also, i used to love greys, but got behind. I have it on my Netflix but haven’t watched in maybe 4 seasons! Hoping to catch up eventually! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Ashley. Yes, I think I’ve decided to hold off on the testing, it will only make me more crazy. Grey’s isn’t as good as it use to be, but still keeps me entertained. See you soon I hope! xoxo

      On Jun 21, 2013, at 5:46 PM, hopefulandhungry

  8. Holy goodness, your numbers are GREAT! plus, your embies are just beautiful πŸ™‚ I am keeping my fingers crossed for you girl!!! xoxo

    • Thanks L! I hope I have the same blessing and fortune that you had last time. I feel normal, but trying not to stress about it…..thinking positive thoughts! πŸ™‚ Hope you are well, I’m sure you have an adorable baby bump now.

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