July 13, 2011

They're On Board

I'm officially incubating. We transferred two Day 5 blasts: both survived the thaw, both were 100% re-expanded without losing any cells, and both had hatched. It was a different RE than our regular one who did the transfer. He was very nice and said blasts couldn't get any more perfect than that. Hopefully "perfect" = "they'll stick around."

I was too stressed about this to sleep much last night - I tossed and turned for all but about 2 hours. Finally around 6 a.m. I decided I might as well do something helpful and productive, so I got up and went to the hotel fitness center to walk/run (mostly walk) on the treadmill. That helped calm me down and made me feel stronger. Note to self: Must exercise more often.

I teared up a couple of times while we were at the clinic, but surprisingly I don't actually cry. I was quite proud of myself for that. :-)

Of course, the valium might have had something to do with it. I don't remember it having much of an effect on me last time, but this time it almost put me to sleep. I'm still feeling very zen - we'll see how long that lasts.

So, do you think tomorrow is too soon to start testing?

9 comments:

Kristy said...

I'll be sending lots of sticky thoughts your way! I was a gestational surrogate for friends, and had 3 transfers at CCRM...love it! Good luck again, I hope you're seeing BFPs very soon!

Libby said...

Sounds like it all went very well - yay!

I don't think Valium doesn't do much for me either, but I still gladly accept it ; )

I don't have any advice on testing. I always waited until the day of the official pregnancy test just so I would be prepared. Of course, the HPT always read negative even when the blood test came back positive :o

Hoping for good news from you very soon!

MrsSpock said...

I hope this is your Golden Ticket!

Rachie Pachie said...

WooHoo! What a wonderful report... at least you know those embabies are top notch! LOL about testing tomorrow! Best wishes!

Hopeful Mother said...

Wishing you all the best!!!

Patience said...

Congrats! Thinking of you!

Nic said...

Hoping and praying that this is the end to your long, long journey.

Sue said...

Great report! I will be praying for you guys! This is the hardest part, I think....so try to keep busy and/or relax...depending on your personality, lol. Hugs!

Wishing and Waiting said...

I transferred 3 embies, 2 of which were 100% re-expanded and the third was nearly 100%. 4 days after transfer, I woke up with exquisitely tender breasts and pelvic congestion. I took a test and it was already remarkably positive! Thinking of you and hoping the same for you.