December 11th, 2006

Summer Hat

The big embryo update

We tranferred the two embryos on Friday. The procedure itself was no big deal. It was much like an IUI, only I needed a full bladder for it rather than an empty one. Staying on my back for fifteen minutes afterwards really needing to go was the worst part of it.

The best part more than made up for it. The best part was seeing my embryos. Our embryos. I know I shouldn't, for the sake of what is left of my sanity, get this way. I can't help myself though. Our embryos. There was a screen that was hooked up to the microscope in the next room, so we saw them live on the screen. Our embryos. We got a picture of them, and I have been referring to it as the 'baby picture' in spite of all I know about odds, etc. Our embryos. Then they brought them in and we got to watch the transfer on the ultrasound. Of course the ultrasound can't show the embryos themselves, but you could see the little air bubbles that surrounded them. So, the embryos have been inside me since Friday, and I'm really hoping that they are still doing OK.

Embryos come with ratings. Ours were a 7Bfair and a 5Cfair. For once I don't want to go into exactly what that means. I am totally on team embryo now. Remember what I said before about the goal being a healthy single pregnancy? Scratch that. I want them both to take. I am so completely on team embryo, and I absolutely must root for both of them making it. I am hoping that bribery will work with them. I am knitting a new baby sweater, and promising that it will be one of a pair if they would both stick around to full term. Please stick around.