Saturday, August 23rd at 6:20am we did our embryo transfer. They biopsied 4 embryos and out of the 4 only 2 were Grade 1 which is the best and my chromosomes were perfect which she said is rare. We are happy to say that we transferred 2 perfect embryos, 1 boy and 1 girl and here is there picture.
The transfer itself was pretty easy. I was really nervous at first, thinking that it would hurt but it was just like a pap smear. The speculum was cold, colder than normal since it was 6am. Then they washed my cervix and it was the weirdest sensation when they are inserting a liquid wash. Then you feel the insert of the cathether go in and we waited about 2-3 minutes for the embryologist to come in with the 2 embryos. At the same time they did a lower abdominal ultrasound and kept pressing down to get a better picture. That was somewhat uncomfortable since for this procedure you have to have a semi full bladder. The embryologist walked in and she looked like she was about ready to perform surgery. She had a medical surgeon gown, gloves on, a head cover and a mouth cover. She was holding this straw like tube and my embryos were inside of that, she than handed it to my doctor which was then inserted inside the catheter to go up the cervix and up to the uterus to be released. The procedure was quick, she kept the tube inside of me for 30 seconds to make sure the embryos made it out. It was then pulled out of me and the embryologist walks away with a bloody tube to make sure that the embryos did indeed make it out. Once we confirmed that the embryos were in me I was told to lay down for 30 minutes and to then go home and be on strict bed rest.
The picture above was when the picture of the embryos was given to me. It was somewhat emotional and such an amazing feeling to know that those 2 little embryos (boy and girl) were now inside of me.
Our "hopefully" Family Selfie. As you can see our smiles could not get any bigger on a very early Saturday morning. Robert and I were in awe looking at this picture and of course we joked like we always do and laugh at how when we were kids we all used to joke around and say to our friends, "Oh yeah, well at least I'm not a test tube baby" and here we are happy because we have test tube babies. It's amazing how much goes into IVF. I had no idea it entailed so much. People always say, if you stress it won't happen but seriously there are so many medical reasons why it cannot happen. Although being stress free does help, it does not necessarily mean that being stress free will guarantee a miracle. I have been fortunate that my experience went well. I did experience lots of pain I have never experienced before and the shots did hurt and after two weeks of having Robert give me the shots I was like so over it. But the result of the shots got me to this point. I now have 2 perfect embryos inside of me and I hope that in the next 8 days I find out if we are pregnant with 1 or twins or not pregnant at all. It is now out of our hands. From here on out there is nothing we can do it and just have to patiently wait for a miracle to happen. I have been on bed rest for the last 3 days. Now my plan is to take it easy for the next few weeks and be calm and stress free until we do the pregnancy test. I have hope that all will go well.
On that I leave you with this:
"Already in my heart, someday in my arms"
Hi, I am Hereta (pronounced Eretha) and I am your typical dog loving - candle maker. Since dogs don't have a voice, I believe it's our job to speak on their behalf. "Don't shop or buy while the homeless die."