Monday, December 6

pupo


I am officially pregnant until proven otherwise!  We transferred two blasts (five day transfer) this morning.  Our embryos were busy last night... busy growing and improving!  Yes the quality definitely improved since yesterday.  Things were no longer looking anything close to bleak.  I could breath again.

The embryo transfer itself was surprisingly painless for me.  I was expecting it to be something similar to the hysterosonogram given that there was a catheter involved but I honestly felt nothing.  I originally went in with the same attitude as the egg retrieval... that being that ignorance is bliss when it comes to me knowing what they are actually doing to me, but given the lack of pain or discomfort I actually watched the embryos on the screen... I even have a picture.

I never enlightened you on our great embryo debate... that is the debate on how many embryos to transfer.  I knew from day one of this cycle that I wanted to transfer two.  Back in the days of complete in vitro ignorance, I thought I would definitely only transfer one... I never wanted to be a Kate plus eight or anything even close.  Once I actually learned how invasive this whole process really is, I pretty much forgot that idea and thought that two would be better.  My Husband was largely in agreement but did waiver when we talked about the possibility of having a bunch of great embryos to freeze.  Needless to say, after our call from the doctor yesterday the decision was unanimous... two would be our magic number.

So here I sit feeling quite hopeful, somewhat overwhelmed and completely exhausted.

Did I mention that my pregnancy blood test is scheduled for the morning of my birthday?  I will take that as a lucky sign!

19 comments:

  1. I just sent you a message asking you to update and literally the next second this new post popped up. That's awesome that your beta will be on your birthday, that has to be good luck!

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  2. Congrats on being pupo! Yea for your embabies improving over night. I knew things would work out. Your beta is on your birthday? Wow what a great present that would be. Good luck!

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  3. Congrats on being pupo! Keeping you and those ice babies in my thoughts :)

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  4. Congrats Ms. PUPO!!!! Sending lots of positive vibes and thoughts your way and hoping those lovely embryos are settling in for the long haul!

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  5. PUPO sounds like a great place to be. Maybe not as wonderful as just P, but on its way there. Awesome news about the work the embies did overnight. Go embies! Such little rock stars!
    Rest well and think sticky thoughts.

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  6. Sorry I haven't been able to comment in a few days, but I've been following your progress. So exciting that your embryos are now tucked where they can (and hopefully will) grow! Good luck in the waiting phase.

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  7. I'm so glad things have improved so dramatically since the phone call from the doctor. That means those embies are hearty fighters. I hope you get the best birthday present ever!

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  8. Very exciting news!!! Congrats on being PUPO!!! Hoping the 2ww will be a breeze!!!

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  9. Yay!!! Congratulations! This is great news. I have a good feeling that you will not be proven otherwise :)

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  10. Enjoy being PUPO and prepare for the best birthday present EVER :)

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  11. CONGRATS on being PUPO!! I'm so excited for you!!!

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  12. It must be an amazing feeling to know that it happened! Makes me feel so optimistic! Awesome embies.
    Congratulations!!!

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  13. congrats! snuggle in lil embies! i hope the 2ww flies by!

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  14. Congrats and good luck! Here's what's happening --http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,621764380001_0,00.html

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  15. I just had my transfer yesterday, and was also beyond relieved that it was painless. I was very nervous that it would be as bad as the HSG.

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  16. I just found your blog. We're starting hormones on October 26th. You're the first blog I've found where IVF is needed because of a male issue and the woman is perfectly fine. I can learn a lot from your state of mind in your posts during this time. It's been a very tough thing for me to accept that this is our only option and that my body will have to go through this. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing and to let you know even though you done with this phase sharing your experience is still helping others.

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  17. @Nichole - I am so glad that you found this and that you are finding my journey helpful. I know when I was going through it I found it very hard to find any bloggers with male factor as the only issue. I wish you the best of luck in your cycle. Please feel free to email me any questions or if you just want to vent!

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