We're back. Actually we've been back for a while (in the hotel) but the Valium induced sleep got the best of me!
I'll keep it brief...we showed up, had blood drawn, then went in for acupuncture. That was all fine and good and very relaxing. I had been semi-freaking out with regular intervals that the embryos wouldn't thaw properly or they'd all arrest right in front of their eyes, etc. So the acupuncture was nice in terms of getting me to calm the heck down.
Dr. S came in and had a big smile on his face. He said "well, we've got five very good embryos here, so we're going to transfer four of them. Two 8-cells, one 7-cell and one 6-cell." Then he read off something about another 7 cell but I wasn't following. You know, 'cuz of the Valium. They'll culture the rest just in case any of them turn into anything further, but embryology said we likely won't even get a call until Monday because day 6 would be on Saturday. If anything that's left turns into a blast I'll be blown away, but you never know, right?
There was a lot of waiting before Dr. S came in and Mr. LC had his laptop in the room. We started listening to some of our favorite tunes. In fact, we started listening to the THE SONG that we've been saving and saving to make our long-awaited BFP video. So when the actual transfer took place, it was playing! It was awesome to see that little blip on the ultrasound screen while hearing my special song going, and seeing all those smiling faces around me.
Everyone was so encouraging and warm and friendly. The mood was so nice. I felt happy.
I felt happy at a transfer.
I think previously I only felt happy at transfers 1 and 2. Transfers 3 and 4 I bawled at. So it was so nice to get that feeling back.
I had all of your stuff with me! See the picture:
Thank you to everyone--it was so nice to have all of the good luck charms and the photos and the written well wishes to hold on to and look at and think about. Support is essential--and I definitely felt supported! And now: WE WAIT.
2 years ago