Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Embryo Adoption :: Transfer Day {FET #2}

The last couple of days have been nerve wracking. They thawed our remaining 4 embryos on Monday, and we have been waiting to see how they were growing. The doctor's office said they would call only if there were any abnormalities, so when 5pm rolled around yesterday, and we hadn't received a phone call, we breathed a sigh of relief. We knew that meant we had at least 1 embryo to transfer, but we were still holding out hope that all 4 survived.

Ready to meet our little ones!

Today we had our second FET. I can't help but point out that 1 year ago today, we received our official and final infertility diagnosis. 1 year since our world was shattered; 1 year for the Lord to bring us 6 tiny embryos and now be on our second frozen embryo transfer.

I wasn't as nervous about this procedure, but probably because I knew exactly what to expect. We wanted so much to be excited, but our past hurts made it difficult. We didn't know what news we would face when we arrived at the clinic. When the embryologist came in, she said she had better news for us: two of our embryos were doing really well! One was looking perfect, and the other was looking pretty good. So we had 2 to transfer again today {yes, again praying for twins!}

Our tiny ones at their earliest stage

Today we still had mixed emotions. We wanted all 4 to survive, but unfortunately, our third embryo didn't survive the process, and the fourth is not looking so great. It is the lab's protocol to grow them out one more day to give them a longer chance of survival. So we are still waiting to hear how this little one does. So while we are so excited about the 2 that we got to meet today, we are still pleading for the life of our final embryo. We want so much for the embryologist to be pleasantly surprised at how well he/she is doing tomorrow. 


Age of Embryos? They were created in May 2007, so they have been frozen for 8 years
Size of Embryos? About 0.1 to 0.2 mm
Development: 5-day blastocysts; the entire genetic blueprint for life {chromosomes/DNA} is present
Meds: Cabergoline 2x/week, day 26 of Estrace, day 7 of progesterone in oil
Sleep: I slept well last night, a gift of grace and peace from the Lord
Best moment of the week: Reaching 5pm yesterday without a phone call from the lab, then learning that we had 2 good embryos to transfer today
Miss anything? The 3 babies we have lost in this journey
Cravings: No cravings
Symptoms: Tired from the progesterone and the valium from today's procedure
Looking forward to: Our blood pregnancy test in 12 days, and finding out if our babies implanted

**This post was written on our transfer day, but was not published until after we made our official announcement. I back-dated to the actual day so we could have all of this for our own records and memories.**

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