Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Step 5

So I'm sitting here a pregnant woman.  I mean, having embabies in utero =pregnant in my book.  My transfer was a success.  Two perfect blastocysts  (sticky mcstickerson and attachy) are now home.  I have a picture of them but DH took it with him when he left the clinic.  So I'll have to scan it in later to share.  

So here is the low down.  I went in a met the acupuncturist for me pre-transfer treatment and as I was taking off the fertility socks
 I remembered that I hadn't filled my bladder.  Crap.  Luckily I was there early for the acupuncture so I was able to down a couple of glasses of water before acu and then one after.  This treatment was different than normal.  No needles in the belly and a few in the ears.  Those ones kind of hurt for a sec.  But I felt peaceful and my pulse was perfect after.  Then I was brought back to the transfer room and the tech attempted to find my uterus behind my quasi-full bladder.  Of course I had to drink some more.  But at least it wasn't too uncomfortable.  I waited around in the room drinking water and reading magazines.  I also whipped out my iphone and snapped this picture which makes my legs look wicked fat but, this is the view from the transfer chair.
 By the time K showed up I really started to feel the fullness of my bladder.  K had to drive in on his own since I didn't want him to have to wait for my acu treatments since he is really busy at work.  My RE was late due to a surgery and I got more and more uncomfortable as the clock ticked.  I gave up and had to pee some of it away.  The nurse told me to count to seven slowly and then stop.  Agony!
I know you don't want to read about my urine but I had to share since this was the hardest part of the day.
Of course my RE showed up just as I was leaving the bathroom.  Luckily there was still enough water in there to work with.  My RE got a clear shot of my cervix and uterus, inserted an empty practice catheter and we were good to go.  The lab worker came in and asked me my name and then how many embryos we were transferring and then went to the incubator to get them.   It was so cool seeing the real catheter go in and get in place to deliver Sticky and Attachy to their home.  K held my hand and we watched the little starry image show up on the screen.  The lab worker went to check the catheter to make sure both blasts made it out and we were so glad she did that because one was stuck in the catheter.  So we reinserted it and this time you could clearly see the little star fly into my uterus.  I wish I could have videotaped it.  My RE was so sweet.  She held my hand and wished me luck and went over all the post transfer/beta stuff with me.  Anyway, I then stayed put for 5 mins, and then K kissed me goodbye and left for a meeting.   And after peeing for about 5 minutes straight my acupuncturist came in for treatment #2.  I felt so peaceful and happy then.  I feel the same way now.

21 comments:

militarywifealways said...

Yeah, and I am loving the socks you made both of them!! Beautiful (smile). Rest and continue the peacefullness

militarywifealways said...

Yeah, and I am loving the socks you made both of them!! Beautiful (smile). Rest and continue the peacefullness

Andrea said...

Love the socks and the embies' names! I was cracking up as I read their names. Stick, embies, stick! I also gave you an award on my blog :)

Melissa said...

Oh.. I haven't been keeping up my blog reading lately! I did not realize you were this far into your IVF cycle! Stick embies!!

Michelle said...

How did you stop? I tried that once and it really did not work. Good Luck I am keeping nothing but good thoughts for you!

Mo and Will said...

Echloe,

Wow! Congrats! That sounds like a perfect transfer of two great blasts! And I'm impressed that you were able to stop at the count of seven. kudos to you!

Mo

TTC a lil F said...

It sounds like you had a good day, I am so happy it went well. I love the names, and I can't wait to hear your results in a few short days.

Marcu said...

Sounds like the transfer went off without a hitch. I'm so happy for you! Best of luck. Let the waiting begin!

Katie said...

I am so glad your transfer went so smoothly- I am sending you positive thoughts! Good Luck!

Clio said...

this was so fab! the great news on your embies, the special treatment having acupuncture right there before and after for you...
and what a lovely image, when you mentioned the "little star" flying into your uterus...

E_Sharp said...

That sounds great!
I hope to see great news here soon!

Peachy said...

I am in awe of your ability to stop peeing! I was given the option to pee only a half of a cup but I decided against it because I did not think I would be able to stop.

It sounds like your transfer went great!

B MoM said...

so i'm a newbie to the whole infertility scene......would a congratulations be in order now?

MAK-now said...

OOh, I'm so giddy for you! I'm glad this is all going according to plan. Lotsa hugs & sticky baby dust!

Andrea said...

Echloe~We need a second recipient for the DE cycle becasue our clinic only does split cycles. Good luck with your 2ww (or maybe more like 9-10 day wait?)!

April said...

Yea!

...now on to the dreaded 2ww....

*hugs*

Ariella said...

I haven't been checking in on you much but want you to know you are in my thoughts. I am praying for your X-mas wish to come true. GL in he last few days of your 2ww!

pmarie33 said...

:::waits for awesome news:::

alicia said...

yay!!! now grow embies grow!!!! soo excited for you!

In Due Time said...

Sticky vibes!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

ICLW

Guera! said...

Happy and peaceful are good signs!
Good luck!

ICLW