Just back from the transfer and resting comfortably on my hotel bed while Will whips up a nice lunch for us. Bed rest has commenced and will end on Saturday morning. Kind of nice to have an imposed rest.
I did acupuncture before and after transfer, which I think helped relax me (along with the 10mg of valium they give you). I was so relaxed, I actually fell asleep during the hour-long lie down following the transfer (Will says I even snored a little). This transfer was much more comfortable than the last one because they didn't make me overfill my bladder. I explained how uncomfortable I was last time and how I can't seem to use a bed pan (all those years of practicing not peeing on myself lying down as a kid, I guess). So the tech actually let me get up and partially empty my bladder twice before the transfer. This made all the difference.
We decided to transfer three blastocysts back. I had six total frozen (five chromosomally normal ones and one no result), so we figured we'd use half on me and save half in the case I need to move forward with the woman who has so generously offered to be a carrier.
For those into the details, the three embryos transferred were of the following qualities:
1. A Day 6 3AB
2. A Day 7 4AB
3. An invitro matured day 7 4AA (was immature at retrieval and so fertilized a day late. Technically this one then is a day 6)
These are all three confirmed chromosomally normal...So with my amateur embryologist hat on, I rate these as seemingly one that looks pretty good (the straight up day 6) and two that are more wild cards (the day 7 and invitro matured one)...
we shall see...
Two survived the thaw 100% and were re-expanded. One survived 98% and hadn't fully expanded, but they said it was on its way. Here's what they looked like up on the screen just prior to transfer (I have highest hopes for the one on the bottom right).
Now to just rest as much as possible and hope that at least one of these guys decides to burrow in to the nice lining I've been working on developing over here...
I can't believe this is my 7th embryo transfer! Please please please let this one be the one.
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