First of all, thank you so much to my readers for being so concerned about me after my previous posts. I was in a really bad place on Sunday. Immediately after finding out the news of our 3dt I started dusting and vacuuming my house, doing laundry, went to the grocery store. All the while, DH kept telling me to calm down. I just thought I would have Monday and Tuesday to get all of the stuff done around the house. At one point my DH in trying to make light of the situation said to me, "Honey, I am sure you feel so much better knowing that the house is vacuumed while you are laying in bed for two days." Of course he was making a joke and it did make me laugh.
Thanks also to Sue! I read your comment on my blog just before I went out the door to my ET and it was so true!!
Okay so on to the good stuff!
I am officially pregnant until proven otherwise with triplets. I have my much awaited embryo report...here it is:
Eggs Retrieved: 25
Still Growing on Day 3: 13
Lab is Still Watching for Freeze: 10
I am a bit concerned that I only had 13 embryos fertilize. I think this is the lowest fertilization rate we have ever had. We transferred an 8 cell, grade 1.5 compacting, 8 cell grade 1.2 and 8 cell, grade 1.5. (grade 1 being the best, 5 being the worst). All of the embryos had little or no fragmentation. The RE and the embryologist said that "they are really good embryos". Unfortunately I have heard this four other times so it doesn't really mean much to me.
I arrived at the clinic at 8:30 to have my pre-transfer acupuncture. It was just what I needed to relax and be prepared for my transfer. At 9:30 the nurse came back to do my OHSS check and then I had my blood drawn to check my hemoglobin. After my blood draw I was taken back for my transfer preparation. The embryologist came in to talk to us about our embryos. She explained that they decided to do a 3dt because my embryos did not meet the criteria for a 5dt (she didn't explain the criteria). She also explained that they really wait for the embryos to say "pick me" and that the three embryos that were chosen were really good quality and superior to the other remaining 10 embryos. They felt that it was better to put these three back in as a 3dt because they believe that the embryos do better inside of your uterus rather than in the lab. We spent about 10 minutes talking about my embryos and she showed me the information on my 10 remaining embryos. They range from 4 cells to 9 cells with varied fragmentation and grade (grade 2 is the worst grade). She hopes that some of them make it to freeze, but she couldn't say for sure.
After we talked to the embryologist, the RE came in. I was really nervous about having this RE do my transfer, but was pleasantly surprised. She came in and greeted me and introduced herself to DH. She placed the speculum ever-so-gently and then had the nurse adjust the u/s for several minutes to get a good picture of my lining. My ovaries are still so big that it took them awhile to get a good picture. My lining was measuring at 11.5. The RE said that this is perfect- not too thick and not too thin. The embryologist came in with the catheter and helped the RE transfer my embabies. She told DH and I that everything looked really good and that it was a perfect transfer.
After I left the transfer room I went back for a post-transfer acupuncture treatment. I barely remember having the needles inserted because the val.ium made me so sleepy. My DH stayed in the room with me for my acupuncture and when the treatment was over I woke up and DH told me that I was snoring so loud, LOL! That val.ium really conks me out!!:)
When we got home DH stayed with me for a while as I slept off the val.ium and as I was sleeping he came in to tell me he had to leave and do a couple of things for work and had to pick up L from daycare and that he had left me some cheez-its. When I woke up I started laughing hysterically. I thought it was so funny that he left me cheez-its. Of all things he could have left for me, he chose cheez-its. Too funny! I called him when I woke up and he came home and made me lunch, after, of course, I had eaten the cheez-its:)
I am now on bedrest until tomorrow morning. DH came home to make me lunch today and while he was here he carried a recliner into our home office and adjusted the monitor so that I could do some computer stuff.
For fun, what you ate on the day you did your transfer? Or what funny or fun things did you do on bedrest?