Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Say Cheese, Kids!


Here they are!

This morning we had 2 beautiful blastocysts transferred. The transfer was a breeze: I got all decked out in the ever-fashionable booties, blue puffy hair containment system, and lovely gown. We spoke with the Dr who was doing the transfer (not our Dr and not the one who did the retrieval either!) and he showed us the pictures of the little ones. He told us we have 2 beautiful quality blasts (shown here) that they are transferring, plus one compacting morula and 3 other morulas that they are going to watch for another day before they decide who to freeze. I popped the Valium (didn't really need it, I felt pretty relaxed anyway) and they took me back to the same OR where the retrieval was done. Dearest again got to watch the ultrasound on a screen, and it was over within 10 minutes. Then I had to be still for about 15 minutes or so and that was it. Hard to believe it, but this was probably the most simple part of this whole process. I should mention that the Gnarls Barkley song "Crazy" was playing in the OR during the transfer. I thought it was pretty much the perfect soundtrack to this whole experience.

So...I guess that's it. Now I just lay low for a week and give these little guys a chance to settle in. Doctor said we have a 50% chance of them sticking, so I am trying not to go to overboard with the optimism, but things throughout this whole experience have gone so smoothly, it's hard not to be a little excited.

2 comments:

*Lindsay* said...

I am so excited for you. They look wonderful! Lots of good thoughts coming your way!

*Lindsay* said...

I have read about it, but I don't know if I put much stock into it. I haven't done it so far this IVF. It might be worth a try. I figure they are going to snuggle in if they want to and a fruit cocktail won't do too much to persuade them.

Is there much research behind it?