Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Transfer Day


For anyone out there who is contemplating the pros and cons of IVF, making it to Transfer Day definitely goes in the priceless column. Regardless of the outcome of this whole experience, seeing your little embryos for the first time is a moving achievement in the IF journey.

The clinic staff did an amazing job of making this a very special experience for us, giving us pictures and the petri dish our embryos were growing in. (By the way, I want to post these pictures but am still trying to figure that out).

We were able to see the embryos magnified thousands of times on a television screen as they pulled them up through the catheter.

We put back two embryos - a 7 cell and an 8 cell. Dr. A. said that things looked good - and that the embryos actually looked like they had developed further by the time of transfer (which was later than scheduled originally yesterday).
No word on the other embryos other than they are still growing. We'll find out later as to whether or not they'll make it to freeze.

Today, I'm on bedrest and trying to take it easy. I'm watching my favorite shows and praying at regular intervals that this is going to work.

It's a leap of faith, I know. I feel so much better knowing that we were able to get this far, and I'm just focusing on that right now. I'm trying not to focus too much on the risk we have taken and the fear of failure.

Right now, I'm just enjoying my embryo high.

Thanks again to everyone for your unfailing support and prayers throughout this crazy cycle. You make the experience so much more easy to live through.

17 comments:

Penny said...

Oh yay, congratulations making it to this milestone! I hope your bedrest is relaxing. I hope the 1.5 week wait isn't too extremely impossible to tolerate. Just remember, there will be at least a handful of days in which you Definitely Do Not Feel Pregnant, even if you are pregnant and you know exactly what feeling pregnant feels like and you trust your intuition 100%. You will have these days anyway.

Alex and Jill said...

It is such a special time...transfer day, that is. :)

I'm praying that this works, girl.

((HUGS))

Lea said...

Congratulations on having your embabies returned home. I'm keeping everything possible crossed for you! Enjoy your rest. :)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Continued best of luck!

womb for improvement said...

So exciting. Good luck! And looking forward to seeing the actual pics.

mommy of girls said...

Doll...words can't even begin to describe my joy for you all. It's a huge milestone in the journey to the child of your heart. Enjoy it! I will keep praying that these little beings nestle into their mommies womb and grow...grow...grow. Much love to you. Praying...

just me said...

You deserve your embyro high!!! You have waited a long time for it. I am so incredibly happy for you that you have made it this far. Is it not an awesome feeling to know that you have those little cells inside of you and (thinking positively here) they are dividing again and again and again. I will now pray specifically for implantation of those little guys (or girls).

This has been a long hard journey for you (and your hubby), but I hope and pray that even though this journey is not yet complete, that you are on the final stretch of it and soon you will have your prize.

Haven't heard anything from SIL yet. They retrieved 8 eggs last week, so they are hoping at least 4 make it.

Mo and Will said...

Congrats!! And yes, I agree it is an awe-inspiring experience to get to see your embryos before they put them back. Take it easy and I will look forward to joining you in the 2ww beginning on Thursday : )

Mo

~*~Bodhi~*~ said...

Stick lil embryo's stick!!!!

Keeping every possible thing on my body crossed for you hon!!!

xxxx

Megan said...

It sounds awesome!!!

Emily said...

I love transfer day! Such a peaceful day - so full of hope! Wishing you all the best! Snuggle down little ones!

'Murgdan' said...

Wow. Sending you all the best in the world!!!

Lauren said...

You're right, it is a huge deal to make it to transfer day. That in itself is something huge to be thankful for. Try to relax these next few days and remember that with IVF, you're dealing with much better odds than you've had before! Enjoy the couch time!

Courtney said...

Hoping and praying for those embryos to stick in there! Fingers crossed!!

Lorraine said...

Always sooo good to get some of those embryos back in there! Rest up and good luck!

Cassandra said...

Congrats on the great transfer! Best wishes getting through the wait and beyond.

LANIE said...

Praying so hard for you!! I am so happy you have come this far. I hope the 2 wks go by quick. Just think only positive thoughts. Love, Lanie