Friday, June 20, 2008

Transfer Complete

I was lying there enjoying my acupuncture treatment when I could hear the husband's voice out in the waiting room. Instantly I knew what that meant, the clinic had called and wanted us to come in today for the transfer. Now, I had really been hoping that our 5 little guys would thrive and we'd be able to do a 5 day transfer but I quickly got over that disappoint and just began worrying that we wouldn't even have any to transfer. It was a long hour and a half drive down to Illinois. When we arrived and they took me back for the ultrasound to make sure my bladder was full enough I was relieved. Clearly they wouldn't need to check anything unless there was indeed something to transfer. For the second time I had been told to drink 36oz. of water and then was told by the ultrasound tech that my bladder was too full. Do you have any idea how hard it is to empty your bladder just a bit when you feel as though it's about to burst? I was sent across the hall and told to empty only one cups worth and then return. I was worried that once started I wouldn't be able to stop but I managed and was more comfortable for it. The tech was happy with the results as well. Soon the doctor came in and he explained that one of our five eggs had arrested. Another was football shaped which although they don't know what it means they assume it isn't good and won't develop normally. That left us with three: one six cell, grade 3 embryo, one seven cell, grade 3 embryo and one 8 cell, grade 4 embryo (grade 4 being the best). He recommended that we transfer the 8 and the 7 cell and we agreed. After signing something saying we understand that we could have twins, triplets, quads or worse, the procedure was underway.

All in all it was pretty quick and painless. When they were down we were given a picture of the two embryos we had transferred. As I looked at it all I could think is that this is how QT looked at just 3 days past conception. How is it possible that he was ever that small? How is it possible that eight little cells that can't even be seen by the naked eye can develop into a living, breathing human being? Shocking.

So, now I'm officially in the 2ww and I still haven't come up with a plan to get me through it without going insane from worry and wonder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly - I'm so excited for you; I really hope this works!! GL with the 2ww... I think mine is just about over and on to cycle 11 (started spotting).