Saturday, January 22, 2011

Alrighty...update time.

Well, so much has happened that it seems like a month has gone by since my last post.  So let me start at the very beginning {a very good place to start}. Bare with me here, it's a bit lengthy...

So, we flew down to LA Monday {17th}  to prepare for our transfer on the 18th.  My Ip's picked us up from the airport and since it was after 9, the only places open in Hollywood were straight up club scenes. We pulled up to one place and there was actually a lady outside in a sequin gown.  Yikes!  So not us...We promptly left and opted for a more casual atmosphere back at the hotel restaurant.  It was really nice to spend the time with them.  

The next morning, the Doctors office called and said they were canceling the transfer.  My heart dropped.  The nurse promptly corrected herself and said they were rescheduling for the next morning.  She said the embryos just need one more day.  I of course thought there might be something wrong with them.  The nurse told me  out of the original 18 eggs, there were 6 A+ embryos and a few B quality embryos.  Whew, great news!

So, we got to spend the day touring around the city.  We ate A LOT, did a bit of shopping, a bit of drinking, and we went to the movies.  {True Grit, in case you were wondering and yes, it was really good.}  It was a wonderful day and I am so glad we got the opportunity to spend the extra time together.  We were scheduled the next morning for the transfer so we all had a bit of the nerves going on, but we had a great time.   

The next morning I was definitely nervous.  I kept looking at my phone like it was a bomb ready to go off.  I was so afraid they were going to call and cancel.  But thankfully, they didn't. We arrived at the office and got checked in.  We quickly found out we had a decision to make.  I say we because A and S really wanted me to be involved in their decisions.  

The dilemma:  
Out of those 6 A+ embryos, we only had 3 B quality embryos left.  The doc wanted to implant all three and we were all a bit hesitant to do this, for obvious reasons.  Dr. S played out a few different scenarios for us.  

Option 1: 
Transfer all three embryos for the greatest odds of a pregnancy. 

Option 2: 
Transfer the 2 and freeze the last one.  This could go a couple different ways.  We could have none, one or both embryos stick.  If we ended up pregnant, great!  However,  if they didn't stick...

Option 3:
Try to transfer the last frozen embryo.  Knowing full well that it would be even worse off being frozen and thawed, if it even survived at all.  It could work, but if didn't work out we would all be playing the "what if?" game.  We would regret not going with the 3 embryo option AKA the  greatest odds...

So after much consideration, we decided to transfer all three fresh embryos.  The transfer in itself was not an easy feat.  You know you're in trouble when the doctor says "Bare with me a moment. This may hurt."  Yikes!  He was right, It was not pleasant.  At some points of the transfer it was downright pain.  Pure pain.  I guess I have a bend in my tube or something so he had to use some sort of metal contraption to straighten it out and get where he need to go.  All the men in the room were so grateful NOT to be the ones on the table.  Dr. S finally got the little embryos implanted and wished us luck.  I then spent the next hour inverted on the table head down with a full bladder.  Let me tell you , I barely made it.  I should have been thinking about what an amazing thing we just did, but all I kept thinking was how embarrassing that would be if I peed all over the myself in front of everyone.  Ha. Luckily mind over matter won out.  

The rest of the trip was spent napping, reading, playing dominoes, and Wii.  My husband, A and S took great care of me.  I had all my meals taken care of and they spoiled me rotten.  

Now I am back to reality at home with a few restrictions to my regular day to day activities.  No pools, baths, exercise or lifting over 10 pounds.   Oh, and in the back of my mind I am trying REALLY hard not to start taking home pregnancy tests.  Patience is really tough sometimes.  I'll keep you posted!

10 comments:

Kelly & Her Uterus said...

Good Luck Heidi!!! How exciting! Sticky Uterus Vibes headed your way! Are you going to test at home or wait for the Beta?

COsurromommy said...

Good luck! I really hope that everything goes well for you...exciting times!!! :)

Mommy with Many Gifts said...

I remember getting ready to leave for my transfer and they called to reschedule for the following day!! That was the worst thing ever... I was very impatient. But, I wish you all the best of luck. Wow, 3 fresh embryos?!? Very exiting =) Can't wait to hear the results.

star122802 said...

Good Luck!! Can't wait to hear how many babies there will be!

Jess said...

Good luck!! We're doing 3 embryo's this round too--can't wait to hear the results!!

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

I can't wait to hear results...ill say a prayer for y'all! So exciting

Heidi said...

@ Kelly- Of course I will do Home test(s)! I have no patience when it comes to these matters! ;)

Andrea said...

Oh Heidi, how exciting!! While reading this post I had a HUGE smile on my face...pure happiness and excitement for you!! I SOOOOO can't wait to hear the results!! When are you going to POAS?--and are you going to report to us right away or wait for you beta?

p.s. Who's your RE? I'm curious to know if we have the same...
p.s.s. You were in LA and didn't tell me!?!?!? :( I'm only 45 mins away!

Allyson said...

YAY! I already knew all of this but got all excited reading it anyway. :) Fingers crossed!!!

Krystal said...

Yay!!! Sticky thoughts to you!!! Have you tested yet??

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