Our transfer went well yesterday and here are the specifics. We got there at 11:30am-- transfer scheduled for 1:45pm. I had to do a blood draw upon arrival to check my P4 (progesterone) and E2 (estradiol) levels. My levels came back last night and while my E2 was great at 697, my P4 was low at 3.7 (they want it to be 6). So, I am switching to PIO beginning this morning. Totally fine with me as I've had a really hard time with the supps. I had to go to the ER on Thanksgiving night due to having an acute bladder infection with lots of blood in my urine. I'm now on Keflex for the infection and am doing better, but needless to say, I'm glad to not be taking the supps anymore which I've felt horrible with since beginning them last Sunday. So, bring on the PIO lumpy butt (lol)!
We had acupuncture pre and post transfer. And I also got 10mg of Valium, so needless to say I was pretty relaxed when my transfer time finally rolled around. Thank goodness for sweet people-my ultrasonographer looked at my bladder and told me it was REALLY full and that I could go to the bathroom prior to the transfer. I don't remember feeling more "relieved" in my life. Between the bladder infection and drinking water to try to get my bladder full for the transfer, I was miserable.
Dr. Surrey then came in our room and informed us that both of our embryos survived the thaw at 100% and that both were already growing and hatching out of their shells after being thawed. Yeah! Then John (the embryologist) wheeled in a little incubator, just like you'd see in any hospital nursery, with our little embabies staying warm inside. I have to tell you that I'm a person who rarely cries, but I teared up at that sight. He also had a 20" monitor atop the incubator where he showed us their first pictures. I did cry then. They were just beautiful. We didn't take pictures for fear of the flash going off and disturbing them. John said that the little incision in the placental cells where they were biopsied for the genetic testing was the area they were now exploding out of and growing like crazy! Then, Dr. Surrey placed them inside my uterus. Transfer was complete.
We then spoke to John about the genetic testing results and we did find out the sexes-both were BOYS! So for now, I have 2 boys hopefully growing inside me. This is the furthest we've ever made it-5 day transfer with genetically normal blasts. I am in awe of them. Needless to say, we are so, so hopeful that this will be our turn. I am continuing my bedrest today, but all I can think about is our boys. Steve has named them Dallas (after his beloved boys-the Cowboys) and Denver (our new favorite place on the planet). So for now, that's what we're calling them I guess (lol).
Thanks again to each and every one of you for your amazing support. My beta is in a little over a week. I have a lot of anxiety already about it, so just know that I'll post something when I feel able to do so. For now, I want to focus on enjoying every moment of being pregnant with them.
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