Here are our two precious embabies:
They are 2 "good" blastocysts. The left one is starting to hatch (out of the ICSI injection area).
It looks like most likely that only 2 of the other blasts will make it to freeze. But three others still have some potential. We'll know for sure tomorrow.
I'm really excited and really happy, but I feeling the crazy coming on.
I'm also feeling like I really don't want to work (pretty much at all) but I feel like I have to be there for my students (before the AP test). I'm not worried about being active, I'm just worried about stress and mental-health, etc.
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Ready for the long version?
Although I took the day off and my transfer was not until 12:30, I couldn't get anything done this morning. I just googled various IVF info and stats.
Luckily I called the office to check whether I needed a full bladder and confirmed that I did not. That was nice.
I expected a sterile environment and warned DH that he might have to put on surgical clothes. But nope. We were in a normal room and I got to keep most of my clothes on (except bottoms of course).
The embryologist had the incubator in an adjacent room and communicated with the nurse over intercom. Weird.
First, the embryologist showed us pictures of all 8 embryos and we confirmed that we'd like to transfer the best 2. She thought that two of the 3 remaining blasts would make it to freeze, but was unsure about the third and the 2 embryos that hadn't made it to blast yet. The last 1 hasn't grown in days, so it probably won't make it.
Then the doc came in. He inserted an empty catheter. (I barely felt a thing! He is amazing!) He showed us the fluid in my abdomen and in my ovaries and then my uterus. (He said it looked perfect.) When he was all set, the nurse told the embryologist, then they turned the lights off (because embies don't like UV light). So she carried our precious cargo (covered) from next door to our room. The doc attached the syringe (I think) to the catheter already in place and inserted it.
He said to watch for a "white flash" when the embryos (in fluid) exited the catheter and I totally saw it! That was it. I sat there and stared at the two blobs that are our babies for about 20 minutes.
(That's them...the two fish-looking bright white areas above the arrow).
Then I walked across the hall and had acupuncture.
And then I went home.
I have no idea when I should test. I don't know what I can handle or not. I just don't know.
If anyone has any testing advice like when my trigger might be out, when you got a positive, etc, I would appreciate the advice.