Showing posts with label Embryo Transfer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Embryo Transfer. Show all posts

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Embryo Transfer Update

Things went really really really well today at my transfer. It all started this morning when I got a phone call this morning from my Re's office. All 12 of our embryos were still thriving and my Dr was considering pushing us back to a 5 day transfer. We talked it over and  then talked to embryologist who told us it was ultimately our decision. We opted to go ahead with the 3 day transfer. It fit our time line better. This way Mike would be home for the long weekend to take care of London so I can just take it easy and relax for a few extra days. We also  already had someone to take care of London, and let me just tell you child care is not exactly the easiest thing to come by with only a few days notice. It was just easier to stick with our original plan. After all London is the product of a 3 day transfer, so it obviously works. :) We will freeze the rest on day 5.

We transferred 2 A+ (highest possible quality) embryos, one 12 cell and one 8 cell. My bladder wasn't full enough so they sent me out of the room TWICE to drink more water. I thought I was going to die. We had tons of time to kill. Thank goodness for smart phones. I was able to beat my husband in a few games of Words with Friends before he got mad and accused me of cheating. HAHAHAHA!!

Without further adieu, Meet The Twins!

It's so weird to think that those little cell clusters could be living breathing babies in just over 8 months from now. CRAZY!! Official beta is scheduled for 3/3/11, but you better believe that I will be peeing on everything even resembling a pregnancy test starting in about 5 days. My 30th birthday is on Feb 26th which would put me at 7dp3dt and the same cycle day I got my BFP with London. Fingers crossed it happens like that again. I would definitely be willing to accept a positive pregnancy test as my birthday present. 

I'm headed to bed now. I've had ALOT of cramping since the transfer but laying down flat really seems to help. 


Friday, February 18, 2011

Transfer is tomorrow!!

I just got the call and we still have 12 embryos! Woohoo!!! I accidentally missed the call, but she she left a message saying that all 12 were looking really good. :)

They scheduled my ET for tomorrow at 11:30 am. I am supposed to have a full bladder for the transfer so I am definitely not looking forward to that. The pain of laying on the bed for 30 mins with a bladder that is about to burst is not appealing in any way. The only other option is using the bed pan they provide and lets just say, no thank you! The Valium they gave me should definitely help take the edge off.

I'm planning to put 2 embryos back tomorrow and freezing the rest. I'm still not sure though if they freeze on day 3 or day 5. I've only heard of a few RE's that freeze on day 3, but there is always a chance. I would prefer to freeze on day 5 or 6 though. I've read a few articles online about the benefits of freezing later. I guess we shall see tomorrow what my Dr does.

I'm feeling ALOT better today. Last night I decided not to take any pain meds because I thought I was feeling better. Well about 4 hours later I decided to take a half dose because the pain got pretty bad. Today, I'm not even on Tylenol and feel great. Still a little tender, but no real pain.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fertilization Report

12 of my 15 eggs fertilized correctly!!! :) I had less eggs this time but more of them fertilized. Last time I only had 11 embryos. Yay for 12!! Woohoo!!

I've been asleep for pretty much the last 24 hours straight. My Dr did end up giving me some pain killers, which has been glorious. I take a pain pill and then 20 minutes later I am in a coma. It is pretty fantastic.

I'm headed back to bed now. Transfer is on Saturday!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I some how managed to talk Dr P into transfering 3 embies this morning. We transfered 3 8 cell grade 1A little ones. I thought for sure he was going to do 2 good ones and a slacker 4 cell, but nope he decided to do the 3 perfect 8 cells. I am sooooooooo excited. The embryologist helped me talk him into it, I'm tall (5'10") so they decided together that I could handle 3 even if all of them took. I also mentioned that we were OK with reduction if any of them split and we ended up with more then 3 (which I have to say, I'm not sure we are ok with it, but it really helped my argument.) The only thing that sucked is that when we got there, they told us that we needed assisted hatching. The "shell" (I cant remember the proper name for it) was really thick on our embies so they needed a little help breaking out. That cost an extra $750 but in the scheme of things thats not really all that much. Dr P gave us a 25% chance of trips, 50% of twins, and 75-80% of a singleton. UGH, Let the TWW begin!!
Everything went well, Dr P is AWESOME and so is everyone at his office and Carolina IVF. This has been a totally positive experience for us.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Well its official, as of tomorrow, I MIGHT be pregnant.

I just got the word, I still have 9 good embies left, and Dr. P wants to go ahead and do a 3 day transfer tomorrow. I'm trying to talk him into 3 but he really only wants to put 2 back in. I'm only 27 and healthy, so he really thinks 3 is too many. I'm going to ask him to put 2 of the best embies back in, and then one of the lower grades that probably wont make it to freeze anyway, hopefully that argument will work. I don't know, I'll be happy with 2 or 3 honestly!

If all goes well tomorrow, I will be heading home on Friday. WOOO HOOO!! It will be so nice to just lay in my OWN bed for a change. Oh and it doesn't hurt that Mike will be there with me too :)