Monday, June 13, 2011

Transfer Day

We are traveling home from St. Mungo's right now. Much as I don't care for typing on my iPhone, I wanted to update on today's transfer, and I know I won't have time to get online once we get home.

We had five "beautiful" blastocysts today, and we transferred the two best. The head embryologist thought it likely that we'd have at least 3, maybe 4 blasts to freeze. Good news! The rest of the embryos have either stopped dividing or were showing signs of degradation. We got photos of our embryos for our "baby book".

The transfer itself went very smoothly. Dr. Dumbledore is well known for his transfer technique, and he lived up to my (high) expectations. He deemed the transfer "perfect". For my part, I'll say that I've had Pap smears that were more painful.

St. Mungo's set-up is really cool. First, the embryologist talked with us and gave us photos of our embryos. Then Dr. Dumbledore came in and prepared me. We were able to see a close-up of the two chosen blastocysts under the microscope on a TV screen and then actually see the embryogist "suck" them up in the catheter. Finally, we were able to watch on u/s while they were placed in my uterus.

It was a great experience for me and for MM. Now we're just hoping that our success so far will lead us to the ultimate success: a baby (or two). Great looking blastocysts and uterine lining don't count for much unless they mean a BFP at the end of the cycle.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on such a successful transfer! Grow embies grow!!!

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  2. That's awesome! I'm very hopeful for you.

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  3. So exciting! I am just 4 days ahead of you... had my transfer last Thursday.
    I have been following your posts so closely since we have such similar timelines :) Wishing you the very best and a peaceful and relaxing few days. Here's to success for both of us!

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  4. Fingers crossed and waiting here for the good news!!!

    If you don't test early, I'm going to come over and tickle you until you pee so I can do your test myself!! LOL!!!!

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  5. So glad to hear this step of the process went well and hopefully there will be a couple babies to come of it all :)

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  6. Congratulations! So excited for you! Rest up!!

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  7. this is the best news!! So happy that all went well and that you will have something to freeze. Rest up and sending lots of love and luck to you in the 2ww.

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  8. I'm glad the transfer went well, and that you have such handsome looking blastocysts. Wishing you BFP in about two week's time.

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  9. How exciting!! I thought of you yesterday when I looked at my phone while walking to lunch. 11:31. Ooooh, S is having her babies transferred right now. (-;

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  10. Good luck; I'm so happy to hear it went well for you guys!

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  11. So happy to hear that all went smoothly!

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  12. Best, best wishes to you and the little ones. I hope time flies.

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