Thursday, January 26, 2012

Transfer Day At Last

This is my Hope.  Whether it turns out to be a boy or girl until it gets to the sex determination state I'm referring to it as Hope.

Hope was almost ready to cleave again before we transferred it to my uterus.  Right now its 5 cells and two of them are huge so the embryologist was really happy and figured it would be at least 8 by the end of the day if not 9.  We had Assisted Hatching to help with the implantation.

I've already told J that I think Hope is a boy.  Why?  Well the other embryo we transferred in October, JR, was developing much quicker and girls develop quicker than boy.  Since this one is behind a bit I'm betting its a boy and just as stubborn as its father who was born 3 weeks late!

This transfer was more difficult than the one in October.  Dr. B did this one.  I've seen him off and on over the last 15 months and of late Dr. C. more so.  Dr.B and Dr.C. were both doing retrievals today and I was the only transfer.

After two speculums (the first one was too short and he couldn't find a good position), and the catheter bending when it shouldn't Hope was finally in place.

So if all goes well I should be getting a decent number on the Beta which will be the 6th of February.  I am going to take it easy for the next 48 hours and I will go lie down soon with the book I'm reading for the next review.  I love this new book but not as much as I love Hope.

Now I just need to find a frame for Hope's embaby photo.

May all of you trying for babies get pregnant soon and carry to full term. 

Nicki  I'm thinking of you and Kenna always.  You inspire me. 

48 comments:

  1. I have such high hopes for you and will continue keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I am still new to all the types of cells and blast. It looks pretty amazing though. Good luck and get plenty of rest :)

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    1. Thanks Toni. Can't wait until you get into the heat of the IVF. I'm so excited you are going through with it.

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  2. YEAH!!! Go, Hope. We love you already.

    Relax. Watch some funny tv. I've read studies that laughing and giggling after the transfer ups the chances of it working - relaxes the new mom, I guess.

    Here's to hoping and waiting. I can't believe how quickly it seems this all went for you. I'm hoping I'm right behind you.

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    1. OOH I could watch Biggest Loser on fast forward. I need to catch up on three weeks of that show. Heck anything on fast forward would be funny.

      I'll let Hope know you love it.

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  3. hope is perfect!!! best of luck in your 2ww. so funny...your transfer was 2 days after mine and your beta is 2 days before mine! good for you, less waiting!
    i will be xheering you on along the way
    xoxox

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    1. LOL I told the RE doc that I'm going to do the HPT way before the beta. He just said don't take them too early because of the HCG shot. Yeah I know have to wait until next week at least.

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  4. Good luck. I've got everything crossed that hope is sticky!

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    1. Hope had assisted hatching. So maybe Hope will get out of its shell and decide my thick uterine lining is a better house.

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  5. OMG. I'm so excited for you!!! xoxxoxo

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  6. Awesome. All the best. Enjoy your R&R.

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    1. I will rest. I will become a sloth for 48 hours. I might even stay in my jammies!

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  7. Happy Transfer day! Hope looks great. I am wishing you a peacefull 2 week wait and a BFP that is super sticky in the end.

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  8. Everything is looking glorious! Enjoy your rest and relaxation. Here's hoping for Hope. :)

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    1. I will get off the computer in just a few minutes and put my feet up. R&R and J as my man servant for a few days.

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  9. Take it easy the next couple days! Hope will be snuggling in for the next 9.5 months!!!

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    1. I'm going to go snuggle up with the tv remote and my book. Thanks for thinking of me.

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  10. Yay for transfer day! Keeping fingers crossed and sending positive sticky vibes! Rest up :)

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    1. Thanks. Now to wait for the POAS or beta.

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  11. Wonderful beautiful Hope. I am praying for you and your embaby.

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    1. Thanks Alissa. I need all the prayers I can get.

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    2. For some reason it will not let me post a "regular" comment. So I just hit reply. Praying for you. Take it easy! Cannot wait to hear the good news!;)

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    3. Thanks Natalie. I hope your pregnancy will go easily. Loved seeing your bump photos!

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  12. Congrats!!! I am crossing my fingers for you. :) You are giving me lots of Hope for myself. Is that selfish?

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    1. Not selfish at all. I'm hoping that soon you'll be yelling that you have a BFP.

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  13. Enjoy being PUPO :) Stick around Hope, we can all use more hope around here, especially your Mom.

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    1. Thanks Chick. Its kind of odd thinking that I'm pregnant right now but technically I am.

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  14. Grow Hope grow! So many people are rooting for you. Rachel, you're in my thoughts hang in there.

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  15. I've been thinking about you all day! Hope is just beautiful. You three are in my thoughts and I am sending you the stickiest vibes. *big hugs* and lots of love to you dear friend!

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    1. Thank you for all the good thoughts!

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  16. Dig deep wee Hope, sending ultragood vibes

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    1. Thanks Stinky. I need all the good vibes I can get.

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  17. Hope. Perfect. I am so thrilled for you. Get lots of rest. The laying around thing is what worked for me.

    Can't wait to hear the good news in a few days. Hugs!

    And this time...no rushing your little miracle. He will be with you soon enough. Savor every moment.

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    1. Oh I wouldn't dare rush the miracle but I think I'd like to sleep through some of the rough spots that some women go through.

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  18. I love little Hope! What a perfect name. I'll keep hoping and praying for you as well. Please don't forget to take it easy!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. I'll take every good thought and prayer I can get.

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  19. Great pictures and perfect name! Thinking of you as Hope settles in over the next 48 hours!

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  20. Try to take it easy, and here's hoping Hope makes him/herself at home!

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    1. I want Hope to dig deep and stay for a long time.

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  21. What a gorgeous little Emby.... stick little one, stick!!!!!!

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  22. What a gorgeous little Emby.... stick little one, stick!!!!!!

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  23. What a gorgeous little Emby.... stick little one, stick!!!!!!

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  24. Come on Hope! Dig in nice and cozy!

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