Friday, September 25, 2009

1dp5dt, Times 3

Well, folks....the deed is done. There are now embryos safely smooshed between my uterine walls, to hopefully do their little thing. I'm kinda counting on them to know their role and attach, but you know how kids are.....they NEVER do what you want them to. Unless it involves massive amounts of Jolly Rancher candies, McDonalds and XBox video games. But, I digress.

I show up at the surgery center almost promptly at 1pm, with my bottle of water in dutifully in hand, and do the usual melee of signing away your life (or those of your embryos) in paperwork. I was the only one in the waiting room, and it didn't take long for someone to come and get me to prep for the transfer. I get my rockin' hot designer outfit of gown (open in the back, of course), slipper socks (grey) thick, fluffy robe (that tries to make you almost believe you're in a spa, but then you suddenly realize that the only "massage" you're getting involves a metal speculum. WITHOUT LUBE), and a blue paper hat that makes you look like a lunch lady and sit in my little recliner (complete with warm towel-see what I mean about the spa part?). They take my vitals, blah blah blah, and I sit and wait for the RE to come in and give me the news. And she gave me a whole lot of news.

Now, as we last left our little saga, we had 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature and 12 fertilized, which are pretty damn good stats. As of yesterday (day five, remember) All 12 were STILL GROWING. Yeah, you read that correctly. I still had all twelve as of yesterday. It was better than they could've hoped for. So......the recommendation was to transfer in three blasts. I was a little apprehensive at first, given that blasts are more likely to succeed, but they want to take a "more aggressive approach" this time around. What worried me is the higher-order multiple risk, but the doctor assured me that the triplet rate is only around 5%. However, the twin risk is around 35-40%, which is probably higher in my case, given that twins run in both sides of my family (there have been five sets in my family, and three are still living-my mom's brother and sister are twins, and we don't have any as yet in my generation of family members). Whoo hoo-double trouble!! So I made the decision to go through with it, and off I went to the OR and had them transferred in.

So here we are, at 1dp5dt. And I'm really okay about it, so far. I'm not overly obsessive yet, and I was pretty calm during the drive up there. Really calm, in fact. Which is pretty much my attitude throughout this whole cycle-there really hasn't been any anxiety over anything. As for the remaining blasts-well, they will check them today to see if they meet freezing criteria, and will freeze what's okay. Hopefully we'll have some frozen, because I like to hedge my bets. But, seriously.....I'm actually pretty peaceful about it all. I'm taking my prenatal vitamins, eating well, sleeping well (except having to get up at night to pee-damn progesterone!!), not having too much progesterage and Sean still has all of his body parts. What could be better than that?

Other than the obvious, of course. Beta is scheduled for October 3rd.


Heather said...

So are you eating Jolly Rancers and McDonalds? GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT!!!

Anna said...

Aaaaaaaaand, here we GO! The 2ww is ON! Make sure you take lots of folic acid, too. Your prenatal vitamins should have it, but extra wouldn't be bad.

Hang in there, take it easy and be well. Wow, I'm still reeling about 12 developing embryos!!!! That's AMAZING! Have a wonderful weekend and CHILL! :)

Jodi said...

Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you out in the blogger world. Wishing to best and saying some prayers. The results from your retrieval are awesome!

Dana said...

Crossing everything for ya, Stef! Not to freak you out, but they told me I had a 1% chance of trips, and you know how that turned out! ;) Triplets (aside from being something like a freak show the first year or so) are lots of fun!

Lut C. said...

That's amazing! All still growing!

I really, really hope this is the one. Good luck!

Shelli said...

"Ken Yehi Ratzon," May it be G-d's will.

And b'shah tovah, may it all go with G-d's help.

WOO FUCKING A HOO, for the record. ;)

love you, and sending implant and GROW AND STICK vibes to your ute pronto.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your great results!! Best of luck to you. I'm jealous--I never get a robe at transfer ;)

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