Monday, August 24, 2009

The Cutest Embies Ever

Here they are, a sight for sore eyes! We did take pictures of the embryos on the screen because I wanted them to keep me going for the next 8 days until the beta. I know it sounds strange, but at this point I wish the beta was a little further out because I am so happy and hopeful that I don't want it to end.

The transfer was very simple. I took a valium (love it!) and then we went down the hall to the transfer room. I got changed and the nurse sat and chatted with us about the procedure. I told her this is all the result of my bad karma. When I was a teenager and read about Dolly the cloned lamb in Life magazine, I was so thrilled. I knew by the time I had babies I could just grow it in a jar in the kitchen like a sea monkey and then pull it out when it was ready. Now here I am . . . shit. Everyone thought this was hilarious, but I really think I jinxed myself! Anyway, they showed us the two best expanded blast embies that they chose and we took pictures of each (see below). It was a really easy procedure all in all. Now I'm just laying here.

My mom decided to come into town to help! I am so excited for that. She got to be there for the whole thing. She did cry a little, but it was very special that she got to see. Hubby said he never thought my mom would watch us get pregnant!

I am going to try my best to stay hopeful over the next 8 days and NOT analyze every symptom in the book and think happy baby thoughts. :) I know that sounds lame, but what can you do?


  1. Oh how beautiful!!! you made me cry!!! I'm so happy for you. And that is so cool that your mom watched you get pregnant!! I'm sending lots of GOOD Karma!!!

    Good Luck!!!

  2. Awesome! 2 beautiful embies! Sorry, I did think your story was kind of funny. I'm curious to hear how the PIO goes, too. Good luck with that!

  3. i know, it's a strange thought that so many people are present watching you get pregnant! i know what you mean about this period of time... i love the feeling of PUPO (at least for the first week). enjoy it!!

  4. They are just beautiful. Good luck! Stick, babies!

  5. They are beautiful.
    Good luck!

  6. Oh beautiful embies... LOL on the "Mom watching you get pregnant" comment. My mom is going to be in town too for my IVF#4 and I am anxious to find out how my hubs is going to feel. I haven't decided whether I will invite her into the transfer room yet. Wish you all the best and take care.

    Here from ICLW...

  7. lovely embies!! stick little ones!

    isn't it amazing how much love is involved in the process, especially when you get to ET? anyone (outsiders, mainly) that think it is totally "clinical" and cold really have no idea what they are talking about!!

    fingers and toes crossed for you!!


  8. Glad to hear that it went so well today! The blasts are very adorable. I'm pretty sure that the first one looks like your husband and the second looks like you! :-) Have an excellent, relaxing week.

  9. Sweet! May they be sticky little ones:)...So glad all is well and your Mom is there for you too! My sis had to sit with me for my second IVF transfer and then she and my Mom learned to do the progesterone shots as DH had to leave town for business meetings during a cycle. Sprinkling you with precious baby dust...looking forward to your updates...((hugs))...Lori & Rachel...

  10. Here's hoping they are sticky ones!!


  11. Those are truly gorgeous blasts - just perfect looking. Congrats!!

  12. Wishing you all the best! I keep looking at the pictures of the three little embies we transferred this cycle. It is nice to have something concrete as we go through the waiting.

    Sending you lots of sticky vibes.


  13. What beautiful babies! :) I'm so glad your mom got to be there with you!


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