Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 5 Transfer


At 8:00 this morning we arrived at the doctor. The took us back and instructed me to take my Valium. Then we went into the consultation room and my RE and the embryologist came in to talk to us. They showed us what our embryos looked like on day 1 when they first fertilized. Then they showed us that they were almost all exactly the same on Day 3 at 8 cells. Then they showed us what they looked like this morning. One looked "awesome"...it was an overachiever. It was textbook quality. There were two more that were "almost" to that stage and would probably be there by tonight. Our final embryo was running a little behind but they said they wouldn't give up on it. The told us they would implant the best one and pick one of the other two that looked great. I asked if they were going to freeze the other two and they said they would know in the morning if they both made it or if just one did.

The nurse then took us to the recovery room and I put on my gown and Brandon put on his scrubs. They then covered me with warm blankets and we went to the surgical room. It was a little awkward since I was awake this time. The nurses strapped my legs in to these really high stirrups...much higher than the ones I'm used to. The washed me with soap...very COLD and got me all sterile;) Then the embryologist came in with the embryos in a "baby" incubator so that all the tools and embryos would remain sterile. Next came in the doctor. The embryologist asked if Brandon wanted to look at the embryos in the microscope..that got him excited. When he sat back down by my head I told him "Isn't this Romantic??"...I never thought this is how I would be making a baby;) The then put the embryos in and showed them to me on the ultrasound machine. The RE said he was going to drain my bladder so I didn't have to get up for awhile...I'm not sure how he did this because it didn't hurt. Next they wheeled me to recovery and told me I needed to lay down for 30 minutes. The nurse came in and explained my discharge information...take it easy for the rest of the day, no exercise for awhile etc. I asked her why they don't prescribe bed rest after today and she said that was an "old school" way of doing things and my doctor likes to keep up with the times. That is one reason he doesn't prescribe PIO injections and gives endometrian inserts instead.
I am taking it really easy today. I took a nap and now I'm laying on the couch. Since I don't have a "sit down" job I'm going to take tomorrow off too but I am going back Wednesday. Now comes the wait. All I can do is relax and pray. God has brought me this far...I have to believe he will carry me through no matter what the outcome. I hope everyone had a wonderful day;)

12 comments:

Melody said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out for you! This is super exciting!

Carrie said...

YAYYY! You are now pregnant until proven otherwise! I am so happy your transfer was smooth sailing, and you can relax today. My RE also didn't prescribe bed rest, but laying around made me feel like I was helping somehow! :)

Happy Transfer DAYY!!!!

Carrie

Dianne said...

Yay!!! That is great!! You are so lucky by the way that they drained your bladder!! I had to lay there for an hour counting by the seconds to when I could use the bathroom!! Oh the things we endure!!!

Krisy said...

Wishing you tons of sticky baby vibes!!!

Stace said...

I'm so happy that things went so well today! The embryos looked great!!! :) I can't wait to see how things turn out! Take it easy and I'll be thinking of you for the next couple of days!!!

Dave and Elaine said...

This is really exciting!

ashley said...

Take it easy and grow those babies!!!

The Patterson's said...

So exciting!!! I always like to hear what other people's experiences are like. My doctor doesn't require bed rest either...just to "take it easy" the day of and the day after transfer. No PIO for me either!

((HUGS))

Michelle said...

How exciting!! Relax and enjoy as the new baby (or babies) settle into their new home for the next 9 months! Congrats!
~Michelle

beth ewing said...

praying this works girl!

Kristy said...

I am praying your babies implant--best wishes!

Mimi said...

Ok, how did I miss this post???? Congratulations on your little babies!!! I am praying so hard for you!

Kami