Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Our embryo transfer was Sunday.

Chris and I went to West Lake around noon and I got busy drinking lots of water. The good news was that we had a bunch of lovely, good quality blastocycsts that were ready for transfer. We conferred at length with the doctor and decided to go with 4. It was a difficult decision - a scary one. When I finally got on the table, my bladder wasn't full enough so there was some waiting around while I drank more and more water. We finally got started - getting good placement of the speculum, threading the guide catheter into my uterus, and then eventually we did the transfer. Chris was there with me and I cried. Everyone who works in that office is so nice and works so hard - as evidenced by the fact that they were there on a Sunday doing 4 embryo transfers. We saw some of the same couples that had their egg retrievals on Tuesday before/after mine. Afterward Chris and I hung out for a while and said a few words to our respective HPs.

We went and ate lunch from East Side Kings on the porch of the Grackle. It was totally nice to be outside in the afternoon with Chris, sitting in the sun and eating lunch. He is normally asleep at that time so it made it feel like a special celebration.

Now I'm on three days of bed rest. Will be returning to work on Thursday.

Now we wait.

Heard back from the doctor. We had two blastocysts that were able to be frozen, which gives us another shot in the future if this cycle doesn't work or we decided to try for another baby in a year or so.