The day is here!! My babies are being put back in my body where they belong!!
I slept pretty well last night considering all the excitement from today. We both spent the morning working from home until around 10am when I had to take a Valium and then we headed out the door. We got to the clinic by 10:30 and were immediately taken back to the operating room. It’s the same place where they do the retrievals. The nurse ultrasounded my bladder to make sure it was full enough but that is important for transfer.
Then Dr. Christensen, the embryologist came in and gave us our embryo update! Both embryos are strong and one is 4 cell Grade B- and one is 6 cell Grade B. On Day 2 they look for 4 cells so we have an overachiever on our hands!! The grades signify the degree of fragmentation. Grade A is the best with no fragmentation but those are very rarely given. Grade B is considered excellent. The embryologist even called them perfect! Here they are:
Immediately upon seeing them I got an instinctual feeling they are both boys!
Dr. Bohler came in to do the transfer. As anyone in the IVF community can tell you, the transfer is often considered the most important part of this process. The doctor has to be experienced and be so precise because if the uterus contracts is can expel the embryos. So we were very glad that Dr. Bohler was the one performing the transfer. The speculum hurt more than normal but I didn’t even feel the catheter!! I was watching the screen trying to see my uterus and the embryos but it was over before I knew it!
I didn’t have to lay down for any amount of time immediately after transfer. I was able to get up and use the restroom (thank God!). I am on bedrest for the next 36 hours. My wonderful mom came over and has been cleaning our house for me so I can rest and focus on getting these little ones to implant! She is coming over tomorrow to clean some more and my dad is coming overtonhave a Game of Thrones marathon with me.
I am officially considered PUPO!!! That means Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise. Next Wednesday we check my estrogen and progesterone to make sure everything is high enough to sustain a pregnancy and the the 16th we find out if Mildred and Ethel decided to snuggle up and stay around for the next nine months!!
Thank you all so much for your thought and prayers! We would not have gotten this far without the support of each and every one of you! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!