Monday, January 21, 2008

Breath.....

We did ET today!!!!

I only had 5 eggs after ER - 5 fertilized but 1 never developed after the first day, 2 were fertilized by two sperm which left us with 2 perfect embies for today's transfer. Talk about cutting it close!

I heard from the clinic on Sat that we had fertilization, but they didn't tell me any numbers to avoid any false hope. So Sunday was a LONG day just waiting for today. Our appointment was 11:45, we ended up sitting in the waiting room for well over a half hour and I started thinking the worst. I thought they must not have made it, anxiety was at an all time high. The whole time in the waiting room I was holding back tears. They finally called us and brought us back to one of the "relaxing" rooms that we were in before we did ER. This is when I started to freak out! I thought for sure I had nothing for transfer. Finally egg lady (embryologist) came in...she started off with... well all five fertilized but... my stomach fell and she went into the details on the eggs that didn't make it. Then she said, would you like to see a picture of the two perfect embryos that we will be transferring today? I can't tell you how I felt, I had the biggest smile and I couldn't quit staring at the picture. Two little embies.... then on to the ET, which by the way is a piece of cake! Once she said, okay, you now how embryos in you and they all left the room I started crying harder than I ever have. It is such a relief to make it to this point. We don't get the opportunity to live by the month or even the week when going through ivf, it seems we live day to day with milestone after milestone. But I've made it this far... now into the 2ww!

Last but not least - the progesterone shot doesn't hurt at all. My stomach shots hurt worse than this one, although DH either rubs it in his hands for a half hour or I stick it in my bra to warm it up some before we do it.. Not sure if it helps, but I haven't had a problem with it - no sting, burn etc. The needle makes me jump when it first goes in but then I don't even feel it.

5 comments:

Maria said...

YAY 2WW!! What a perfect ending to a very stressful day. You now have 2 perfect embabies floating inside of you. So exciting.

Rebecca said...

Everything sounds perfect! I'm glad that all went well and I know that it's hard not having concrete numbers...sometimes it's better though...less obsession? IDK. Can you believe that they're inside of you? Good luck and try to take it easy!

Denise said...

So glad you have 2 perfect embies getting ready to burrow in right now! Stick embies, stick!

Azalea Baby said...

Congrats on the two perfect embies... may they both get nice and comfy in there.

Duck said...

YEA! Glad to see you have those 2 perfect embies, all ready to snuggle in for the long 9 months, or however long twins stay!!