Monday, May 5, 2014

CD 17 a Two days until transfer

Two days until we meet our snowflakes.  I'm oddly pretty calm about everything which is strange for me.  With all of my IVF transfers I was super anxious in the days before transfer, not surprising given our poor quality embryos.  I was usually just praying for something to transfer.  I'm also usually anxious about traveling.  I am always worrying about forgetting something important, not having the right clothing, having car trouble, or missing our flight.  I am just not overly anxious.  Sure I'll probably double check that I have my meds, the itinerary, my phone, etc. a hundred times, but that's normal right? :)

I also feel like I should be anxious since they thawed our day 6 embryos and are growing them to blast.  They don't call with updates so we won't know how many made it until our transfer.  Oddly I'm not worried.  I am just keeping my FX that they are growing and that a few will make it to blast.

It's all still a little surreal.  With my IVF cycles there was so much to worry about.  Baselines, injections, follicle scans, E2 levels, lining checks, ER, fert reports, day 3 reports, making it to transfer, will we get any frosties...  This FET has been so simple compared to all of that.  It doesn't really feel like we are cycling, except for my sore butt from the PIO, it's a dose of reality. :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

CD 13 Lining Check

I officially suck at blogging.

Anyway today was CD 13 the day of my lining check.  It has been a crazy day.  First Thursday is apparently my local RE's late day, so the earliest appointment I could get was 10:00 am.  I get there and the office is pretty busy.  I finally get called back for my u/s and my lining looks perfect, 10.2 mm (donor clinic looks for at least 7 mm) and triple striped.  Now all I need is my blood work.  I couldn't get it done before my appointment because my RE's office has the order and of course the lab is a little busy after my appointment, but I get everything taken care of by 11:00am.  Now the wait begins.

At 2:00 PM (in the middle of a meeting of course) I get a call from my donor clinic.  They don't have my monitoring.  They ask me to have them fax my u/s results so they can at least make sure they are ok.  I call my clinic and they just got my blood work back, but they are pretty busy.  I let them know that I really need the results faxed soon since the other clinic closes at 4:00  pm EST, which is in an hour.

I spend the next hour nervously watching my phone.  At a few minutes after 3:00 pm (4:00 eastern) I get a call from my donor clinic RE.  We are good to transfer!  I start PIO and antibiotics tonight.  The plan is to thaw my 6 day 2 embryos and grow them to blast and transfer two of them.  If we don't get two blasts we'll thaw our 3 blasts and re freeze any extras.  He said that on average 1 in 3 make it to blast, so hopefully we'll get at least 2 out if our 6 day 2 embryos.  I think our donor couple had a better than average blast rate from the half of the embryos they grew to blast, so I have my fingers crossed that we might get more than 2.

I finalized our travel arrangements this evening.  We are flying out Tuesday morning and flying home on Thursday.  I can't believe how quickly this process has went.  I should be PUPO this time next week, crazy.