Monday, August 4, 2008

High Noon (or: what I did on my Monday vacation)

I'm at home, enjoying an afternoon of TLC (the channel, not actual care). We had our fabulous Day 5 transfer around 12:30pm today. Don't you agree that Jon & Kate Plus 8 is good mojo for implantation?????

We had 3 fabulous embryos, 2 of which they transferred today. The other one, they froze. The other 3 not-quite-fabulous embryos were not good enough to freeze today, but they'll give them one more day before the embryologist makes a final deterination on their viability.

Dr VW tried to talk me into having just one transferred, but gave that up when I started to cry. I gave her the ol' 'you could put 20 in me and they still wouldn't take' with some tearing up and weepy voice. And it wasn't even a fake cry - just the truth.

So, you all know these numbers by now I'm sure, but here goes, just because they're so hopeful:
  • 60-70% chance of pregnancy
  • 50% chance of twins
  • 5% of triplets

There was a resident in the room during the procedure today. She held the tummy cam. I asked her if she liked my bruises. She was from Iowa (as am I), so there were good vibes there. She also kept me company while we waited for the doctor, and I tried not to pee. My bladder was perfectly full, and it was uncomfortable, but not painful.

I was very happy that Dr VW was there today (she would not have been on Saturday). She has been so good to us since last fall, and you just never know which of the 4 doctors you'll end up with in these procedures, so I was relieved when I saw her walk in the room.

Dr VW made me have a nurse draw bullseyes on my rear end before letting me go home, because I told her I was giving myself the PIO shots. Apparently, you can give yourself nerve damage, so I obliged. But am proud to say that my three red dots from the injections I have already given myself all fell within the bullseye.

And Nurse M called a little while after I got home to tell me she heard it went well, to congratulate me, wish me well, etc.

I will take the picture of my embryos to work tomorrow and have someone scan them in for me, so I can post them here. They're kind of a big deal.


Faithful Infertile said...

That's so great! I'm so happy everything went well. Don't ya just love M!?! She's such a sweetheart! I'm sending major sticky vibes your way!

G said...

YAY, I am thinking good thoughts for you and the little embies floating in there, looking for snuggly places :)

Aunt Becky said...

Plant, plant, plant, my sweet embies!

JamieD said...

Woo-hoo!! Sticky, sticky, sticky little embryos!!

You are in my thoughts!

Blue said...

Congratulations on your great embies and smooth transfer - such great news! Welcome to the 2WW....mine is going slooowly....what can we do to pass the time?!
As always - lots of luck and positive vibes in your direction :-)

Kymberli said...

Heck yeah, those embryos are a big deal! With those odds, I hope they stay snuggled in for a VERY long time!

seriously? said...

They are kind of a HUGE deal! Can't wait to see them. Sending you implantation vibes!

Sweetpea said...

Congratulation on a great blast transfer. It must feel so good to have gotten to this point in the process. I hope the rest of the way continues to go really well. My fingers are crossed for you!!

annacyclopedia said...

Just came over from the L&F to wish you good luck and a pleasant 2ww that brings you the news you are most hoping for.

t said...

came over from L&F, happy day! stick stick stick little beans!