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.