Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Transfer complete!

We made it to transfer!  We had one beautiful grade one early blast to transfer.  My husband was really upset that we didn't have two to transfer.  I had to remind him that transferring two doesn't increase your odds by much, it mostly just increases your odds of twins.  While I wasn't opposed to twins, it is not necessarily something I am wishing for.  I have a twin sister and my mother had pregnancy complications.  We were born several weeks premature and spent weeks in the NICU.

They are watching the rest of our embryos to see if any will make it to blast tomorrow and can be frozen.  Three of the four remaining haven't grown much since Monday and probably won't make it to freeze.  The fifth is at the compacted stage, which is the stage before blast so it has a chance.  It is only a grade 3 though, so I'm not sure if it will be high enough quality to freeze.  They will email me tomorrow to let me know.

The worst part about transfer is having a full bladder.  I was good through the transfer, but my clinic has you lay there for 20 minutes afterwards.  It was pure torture, I thought my bladder was going to explode.

Oh and I decided to name our little blast "lucky."  I noticed that I started this IVF cycle on day 777 of TTC and according to my retrieval date, if this cycle is successful, my estimated due date would be 7/11.

Here is a picture of our little Lucky: