You may recall a few months back that I posted here about our plan for the four frozen embryos we had in storage at St. Mungo's, given that we did not intend to use them ourselves. We finalized our agreement to donate the embryos to the couple I wrote about in that post not too long after I wrote the post, and our (now their) embryos were overnighted from St. Mungo's to the intended mother's clinic in another part of the country.
Because of various (frustrating) delays for the intended mother, including cysts, a hysteroscopy, and one slightly subpar lining, these embryos had remained frozen until the day before Halloween, when it was finally the right time for them to be transferred. Sadly, the first two embryos thawed did not survive with sufficient quality intact to be used, but the couple then chose to thaw the last two remaining embryos, and they survived and were transferred.
I got an email from the intended mother yesterday letting me know that she'd taken 4(!) HPTs (we can all relate, right?), and they were all positive, so she is pregnant! She'd had a suspicion because of increasing symptoms: heartburn, nausea, dry skin, and fatigue. (Those all sound familiar to me, though I don't recall having them pre-beta.)
Her first beta is tomorrow, and they are hoping for twins.
MM and I are so happy and excited for them. It will be really great if our gift helps them become parents.
While at work this morning, I did have one funny fleeting thought: this woman who received our donated embryos is pregnant with my husband's child or children! That sounds weird when I think of it that way, so I put the thought out of my mind. LOL
Anyway, just wanted to share the good news here. :-)