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Things that are Starting IVF: Embryo Transfer

Our IVF Journey 2016

The wait for embryo transfer (Friday to Sunday) wasn’t too bad. Trying to get a lot of cleaning done at home so I didn’t have to do it the following week.

I was wanting to attend church but Chase was worried that our embryo’s would be affected if I went and had all those smells around me. Not sure if it helped at all but we at least tried.

Embryo Transfer

Since our appointment wasn’t until 2:30pm I just laid around all day, trying not to do too much.

I had to take my endometrim suppositories, Valium, and Tylenol with me to my appointment. My bladder needed to be semi full for the procedure.

I took the Valium at 2:30, and we didn’t get back to see our RE till about 3:30pm. They had an emergency come up so it pushed our appointment back. I felt pretty loopy by 3:30pm, and wasn’t feeling 100%.

embryo transfer, Loopy sitting waiting to transfer

At this point I had been waiting for 30-40 minutes, and I had to use the bathroom. My bladder was overly full. The nurse came out and she said only 4-5 Mississippi’s.

About 15 minutes later my RE takes me back, and I tell him I have to go really bad, again… So he checks my bladder out on the ultrasound and sees that it’s overly full. He told me again to go count to 3-4 Mississippi’s, I did 5, oops.

I also walked out in the hall and distinctly remember telling my RE “I don’t need to wear my little cover, they’ve all seen everything anyways.” He kindly said maybe they don’t want to see it all.

Oh dear, I’m surprised Chase didn’t get that on camera.

Only 2 made it to day 5 our ivf journey 2016

I lay back down on the bed after using the bathroom, and he tells us the results of our embryos.

Out of the 4 embryos from day 3, only 2 made it. Of those 2 one was graded good, and the other graded fair. Because of those results, he said we would have a 60% chance of getting pregnant (30% from each side). Since I have diminished ovarian reserve (my egg quality and count are a lot lower than should be for my age) he felt that would bring on the best success for me.

Laying there during embryo transfer

They then get me ready for the transfer (speculum, and catheter in). Surprisingly I didn’t feel a thing! I said, “Woah! You’re in my uterus?”

The embryologist comes in with the 2 embryos, and gives them to my RE. At this point he goes a little further in with the catheter. You can clearly see 2 white dots on the screen, which are our little embabies. I mentioned that I was starting to cramp, and so he didn’t put them in as far. They didn’t want me to cramp, and wanted everything in my uterus to be calm and quiet.

Showing our 2 little embabies all snug in my uterus

After the transfer, they printed some pictures for us. We just stayed in the room and cried tears of joy, that we were able to get this far, and actually become officially pregnant until proven otherwise (PUPO). It felt so good to be able to say that I was finally pregnant.

My clinic has “Princess Days” for 2 days following transfer. I’m supposed to let everyone do everything for me.

Laying around with the doggies after embryo transfer

My beta was scheduled for February 4. I had up and down moments during that two week wait. I think everyone has those moments when waiting to see if your little embabies actually decided to implant or not.

PUPO! Waiting patiently to hear if we're going to be parents. Our ivf journey 2016

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