Saturday, October 26, 2013

Embryo Transfer x2

This morning was our 5-day embryo transfer. We were told to get to the clinic at 6am. We left the house at 4am to get to the clinic that is on the north side of Chicago. We had no idea how traffic was going to be, so we left WAY early. We arrived at 5:10am. Once we saw another couple walk into the building at 5:45, we followed. We signed paperwork and then waited in the waiting room for about 30 minutes. Then we were taken back to the area where I change and we waited some more. Picture time! :)

Back again! Ready to go!

Oreos! The breakfast of champions!

The happy couple! :)

After they took my blood pressure the doctor came in. We talked about how many embryos we have. We had 5 that were high quality, 3 that were not as developed, and 2 that stopped developing (or something like that). We got to see pictures of some of our little embies! :) We will find out next week how many will be frozen. We are thinking at most 6.

This is a picture of some of our embryos. So cool. :)
 They require you to have a full bladder, but I could not handle it anymore so I asked my doctor if I had time to go to the bathroom and then chug some more water. He said that that was fine. He said that he can get the embryos in with or without a full bladder. He said that it's the nurses that are strict on that and that he has learned to never disagree with a nurse. :) Then at 7:40, they took me back. I was told that the transfer is comparable to an IUI. It is, but I didn't feel a thing. Well, I felt the speculum. I did not feel the catheter at all. It took less than 5 minutes and then I was done. He said that the embryos went right into the pocket that they needed to go into. They handed me the lid to the petri dish and I headed back to where Mike was.

My last name got rubbed off, but this is pretty neat to have!

They took my blood pressure and I was good to go! I was out of there by 8am!

I am really pleased with how easy this process has been for me. I know that everyone has a different experience, and from reading others experiences, I feel that mine was easy peasy! I actually think that it has been a pretty neat experience. I never thought that our issues conceiving would come to this. It has been quite the experience. Yes, I wish that we could have conceived naturally, but it's just not in the cards for some couples. I can say that I sure am grateful for science.

Now the waiting game begins. The pregnancy test is scheduled for November 4th at 6am. I was curious of what happens between now and then, so I found a chart that explains:

5-Day Transfer
Days Past
Transfer (DPT)
Embryo Development
One The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell
Two The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
Three The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
Four Implantation continues
Five Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
Six Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
Seven Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
Eight Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
Nine Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy

I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your weekend! I am pretty much laying low for the next three days per doctors orders. It's going to be a perfect time to catch up on blogs! :)


Wherethebleepisourstork said...

Congrats! I love your attitude! I am so excited to see what the test revels in a few days! FX!! XOXO

Caroline said...

yay!!! PUPO :)

Infertile625 said...

fingers crossed!!

Donna said...

Best of luck! :)

JoJo said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for u!:)

Anonymous said...

Yay, girl! This is so exciting! Hoping this is your time! :))

Mrs.Lorge said...

Wow, brings me to tears reading someone else's experiences that are so similar to your own...still so fresh on my mind and in my heart. Best of luck to you both..I'll be waiting to read your updates :)

Amie said...

Yay!! So glad everything went so well for you, I can not wait to hear your test results!! Praying for you guys :)

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Congrats on your PUPO status!! Hoping that your days before the beta test go by quickly!

Risa said...

Congrats! So glad everything went well. That's so cool they gave you the petri dish. I have never heard of that. Best of luck! Thinking positive baby thoughts! You're PUPO!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Wooohoooo!! Sticky baby dust!! xoxoxoxo