Saturday, April 02, 2005

Transfer day

I'm pregnant.

Or at least, I like to think of myself that way, after a transfer. Inside me are two 8-celled embryos, one Grade 1 and one Grade 2 (just a bit of fragmentation). These were the "beauty pageant queens," as the RE put it. He said things look very good with my uterine lining, and there's every reason to hope for a good result. My beta HCG pregnancy test will be on April 15.

We also had 8 other embryos that looked healthy, to freeze for future frozen transfer cycles if we need them. That is a comfort, in case neither of these embryos sticks. The other three embryos were not dividing correctly, and the doctor advised that we discard them. We agreed, not without unease.

But that is a sorrow for another day. For today, I'm going to take it easy, and enjoy this feeling. Let the worry begin tomorrow. The feeling that time is crawling on its hands and knees. The gnawing ache that after all I've done, it may not be enough.

For today, I'm pregnant.

8 comments:

deborah said...

Glad to hear it went so well. Take it easy for the next couple of days...and happy incubating!

Andi said...

Wouldn't you just like to go to sleep for the next 2 weeks and wake up to get your result?

Sending all good thoughts your way. Eight in the freezer is a nice backup.

Millie said...

Sounds like it all went aweome!! Sending implanting thought your way.

I think it's a great omen to have your beta on tax day. Think about those little 'deductions' you have.

Mom to a DE baby said...

YEEEAAAAAAA!!!! I hope those little embies are finding a nice cushy space to stay for the next nine months or so!

wessel said...

I already wrote to you on the board, but congratulations! I hope that the next two weeks brings good news. :-) And by the way, I think eight in the freezer is FANTASTIC!

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news Bee..I'm so happy for you. Sending lots of luck and love your way for your beta.

xxoo,
Emily

tee said...

oh bee...
everything is going sooo well. you have the right attitude and i just know you are on your way! PLEASE drop me a line and tell me the good news on your beta day...

xo

ms pickled eggs said...

Crikey - I beleived you for a second! Hope you're right though, and you'll be telling us for real on the 15th.

Take it easy.