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.