Monday, January 08, 2007

Try this at home, kiddies!

So, want to experience your very own transfer?

Start by drinking 2 quarts of water. In an hour. On an already full bladder. Then, drive to your doctor's office. Sit for an hour while people discuss embryos, blastocysts, etc. Finally, go into a sterile room with your spouse, RE, embryologist and nurse, where they push HARD on your full bladder for about 30 minutes.

Don't try this at home, actually. Dr S said about 25% of patients actually pee on him ;0 I am proud to say I did not.

Of our bounty of eggs, some of the goods were not so good. We had 16 fertilize but only 4 ranked as A or A/B+s. While that was plenty for transfer, all great quality for transfer, and they all went in, that is not good as we can't freeze any of the others and so if we need to do this again I have to go through stim cycles again. Oh well. Hopefully it won't come to that. Based on m age this is not so surprising, but was the only slight dissapointment today.

The good news is that 4 gorgeous eggs made it to blastocyst, which is great. They looked good, and in fact one looked so good, and had grown so big already, that Dr S said it was entering kindergarten before we put it in. J and I got to watch the transfer and see all the little eggies (named Begonia, Biff, Juan Pablo and Jack by the embryologist) put in my uterus. We even got a picture of them in their home once they were settled nicely into my endometrium lining. Dr S said the transfer was picture perfect and couldn't have gone better.

It was actually sort of moving. To think that one, or more, of these little guys may be our future offspring is very powerful.

Think good thoughts, all. Implantation should happen in the next few days. I go back Jan 19th to get the blood test.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you and the quads had a good night's sleep.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Indian Food said...

You could start a boy band with that crew

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bowing to the east, lighting candles, fingers crossed for those 4 beloved eggs! I probably would have peed on my doc. Ms. Ironbladder!

:) tommysmommy

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, tommysmommy probably woulda peed on her doc. (I live with her, I can say that. haha.)

I'm impressed, but not at all surprised, by your strength and focus on this!!!

10:25 PM  

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