Here are some snapshots of Harris partaking in the joy of me having to pee so bad it hurts... no, just kidding- but look- they gave us a picture of my uterus with a little arrow pointing to said embryo!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Heat is On
So, Mindi, Harris and I all scurried downtown this afternoon for "The Big Egg Transfer". Of course, my bladder had to be full, so, there I was, holding 3 bottles of water, chugging them like a drunkard with a bottle of rum... They also had me take 2 Valium an hour before my appointment. I didn't really get why, but I took it anyway. What a lovely combination- a bursting bladder and a muscle relaxer... nice work people- way to use your brains... luckily, I didn't pee all over my RE, the ultrasound tech, the resident, Mindi, Harris, OR the embryologist, (who were all in one of those tiny exam rooms) so, I would consider the whole experience a success! We got to see our little embryo on the microscope before the transfer- that was pretty neat, and we got to watch the transfer on the ultrasound monitor. It is a pretty incredible feeling to know that, while I may not yet be pregnant (technically) there is a living embryo floating around in my uterus! Besides the embryo that we transferred, I had 12 other embryos that were all considered to be in perfect condition that we opted to cryopreserve. Apparently, the embryology team had a very hard time picking the "best" one for today's transfer because they were all stellar- now THAT is something that we were happy to hear! My pregnancy test/blood draw is set for the 22nd, so we will have to wait until then to see if it took!!!
around 9:42 PM