Thursday, February 08, 2007

Embryo on board

I can scarcely believe it myself, but we made it to transfer. One lovely 8-cell embryo was gently parked into my uterus. No intricate maneuvering was required, thanks to my uncomfortably full bladder. It was all over in a jiffy. After a half an hour bedrest, I was sent on my merry way with the advice not to exert myself too much in the upcoming days. No sweat - literally.

Not only do we have one embryo on board, we also have one on ice! Incredible! The other also developed into a handsome 8 cell-embryo. I wonder how they chose which one to freeze and which one to transfer. Ienie mienie minie mo?

We have to take the embryologists word for it, we didn't get a picture, nor a peek on the monitor (a bit unpracticable as it was in the next room). The mere thought, how frivolous! For some reason, I don't mind.

The sense of utter relief will last me today, and hopefully tomorrow. After that it's time to get reacquainted with the joy of the 2WW (now fortified with an actual embryo!). Finally, finally we have a shot.

I'm very grateful we made it to this point. I know where I hope it will lead, though I realize all too well that there are no guarantees. The high (and low) points of my own infertility always makes me think more about the phase of (non-)treatment others are in. It's hard to figure out a wish that applies to everyone, but here is my attempt: I hope you all feel you're making progress, in some form or other.

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At 08 February, 2007 19:17, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing better than a lovely 8-celled embryo (or two).
I am hoping like crazy that this works out for you.
DinoD

 
At 08 February, 2007 20:06, Anonymous N said...

It's getting better and better. :D Don't we just love love love 8-celled emryos? :D

And thank you for wishing for me and J. I wish so much for you and your husband too.

 
At 08 February, 2007 21:21, Blogger Heather said...

I'm so excited for you!! I hope that embryo settles in for a nice long while. I also hope the next two weeks pass by with flying colors!

 
At 08 February, 2007 21:40, Blogger projgen said...

8-cell? awesome! Oh, I've got prayers heading your way!!

 
At 08 February, 2007 21:52, Blogger serenity said...

8 cells - both of them? Excellent day.

I am hoping for you, Lut.

 
At 08 February, 2007 22:12, Blogger luolin said...

I'm so happy to hear about your two wonderful embryos. May your wait go quickly and end with good news.

 
At 08 February, 2007 22:21, Anonymous Mollywogger said...

Fabulous news all around!

Well done.

 
At 08 February, 2007 22:23, Blogger Tinker said...

Yup, making progress here, thanks.

I'm so happy for you that you've not only got a beautiful 8-cell looking for a cushy landing, but another one waiting to be a sibling. Yay!

 
At 08 February, 2007 22:56, Blogger Hopeful Mother said...

Great, Lut! 2 x 8 cellers is just dandy.

I hope your embryo on board is making plans to stay a while, as we speak.

And for the other one should give you great peace of mind as well. Fabulous indeed.

Wishing really hard for you and your husband that this cycle works!

 
At 09 February, 2007 00:14, Blogger Millie said...

Sounds like a great embie on board and another great one on ice. Wishing you all the best.

 
At 09 February, 2007 00:23, Anonymous Kath said...

Oh, Lut, this is such good news. Such great news.

 
At 09 February, 2007 00:44, Blogger My Reality said...

Amazing news Lut! I hope you survive the next 2 weeks alright!

 
At 09 February, 2007 01:07, Blogger Margo said...

That is great news Lut! Fingers and toes are crossed.

 
At 09 February, 2007 01:59, Blogger namaste said...

Oh, such wonderful news. Two lovely, gorgeous embryos. Congratulations!

Welcome to the tortuous two week wait. xo

 
At 09 February, 2007 02:00, Blogger Bumble said...

Thats excellent news! An embie on board!! Try not to let the 2ww get to you too much (ha ha hey).

 
At 09 February, 2007 02:48, Blogger Lara said...

Hey Lut congrats on getting this far! I hope to congratulate you again in 2 weeks too! :)

 
At 09 February, 2007 04:21, Blogger Kris said...

You think that in the future, 'transfered today' will say to 'frozen today'... "I've always been better looking. That's why I'm older."? I would SO love to hang that over my younger brother's head.

Good luck with the wait!

 
At 09 February, 2007 04:44, Blogger Sparkle said...

Fantastic result - how exciting! Also great to have one in the freezer.
What I would say is enjoy the 2WW - you've worked hard to get there.

 
At 09 February, 2007 04:59, Blogger The Town Criers said...

I love this wish. Thank you.

And congratulations on the easy transfer. Here's to peace during the wait.

 
At 09 February, 2007 09:49, Blogger Thalia said...

Great news, those sound like some good-looking embryos, and what a lovely surprise to have one to freeze, too. Well done!

 
At 09 February, 2007 12:29, Blogger Meri-ann said...

Lut, this is great news....

Here with you to share the crazy couple of weeks to follow. x

Meri-ann

 
At 09 February, 2007 14:57, Anonymous sharah said...

8 cells are great news Lut! Enjoy this 2ww!

And thank you for the wish :)

 
At 09 February, 2007 15:02, Blogger Just another Jenny said...

Great news! It is such a relief to make it to this stage, there are so many hurdles to go through before transfer. I hope the 2ww goes as fast as possible.

 
At 09 February, 2007 15:56, Blogger A.M.S. said...

Congratulations! It's such a huge thing, reaching this point. I hope the next two weeks go by quickly and bring happy news.

 
At 09 February, 2007 16:11, Blogger lucky #2 said...

Incredible news. 2 embryoes -- one tucked safely inside you and the other tucked safely away for the future. Wonderful news for this Friday.

 
At 09 February, 2007 21:51, Blogger Susan said...

Congratulations and thank you for the wish. Right back at ya.

 
At 09 February, 2007 22:44, Blogger Bronwyn said...

Go, embies, go!!!

 
At 09 February, 2007 22:48, Blogger Carol said...

yay! congratulations! and having 1 frozen is excellent too. And now the 2ww torture - hopefully you'll be able to keep busy.

 
At 09 February, 2007 23:50, Blogger S said...

Excellent news, Lut! Plus one to freeze-it sounds like heaven.

And, I even have a cycle buddy-woot! Here's to the 2ww-may we both get through to the other side!

 
At 09 February, 2007 23:54, Blogger ms. c said...

Sounds great, Lut. Can't wait for an update. Thinking of you...

 
At 10 February, 2007 02:41, Blogger Sara said...

That's fantastic news. Good luck surviving the wait. I really hope that this works out for you.

And another 8-celled embryo in the freezer? Wow!

 
At 10 February, 2007 05:33, Blogger WonderMama said...

Excellent news!!

All crossables crossed for you!!

 
At 10 February, 2007 08:15, Blogger Adrienne said...

Congrats on the embryo on board, on the one on ice!

And thanks for your very thoughtful wish...

 
At 10 February, 2007 10:32, Blogger Bea said...

Excellent news - don't exert yourself now!

Bea

 
At 10 February, 2007 22:40, Blogger ankaisa said...

Great news! I'm keeping everything crossed that they chose the right one!!!!

 
At 11 February, 2007 04:55, Blogger ak1908 said...

Yay!!! Grow embie grow!!!!!!! I hope this is the beginning of a dream come true!

 
At 11 February, 2007 23:28, Blogger PI Jill said...

Hoping for all good things for you!

 
At 12 February, 2007 00:38, Blogger S said...

Hey Lut.....I forgot to ask you to add me to the Cyclesista list.....

See, it's that frickin progesterone messing with my head again.

 
At 12 February, 2007 07:01, Anonymous shazz said...

Fantastic news, gotta love the 8 cell. Wishing you good luck with the 2ww.

 
At 12 February, 2007 19:58, Blogger Beagle said...

Here's hoping those 8 cells grow into one very cute healthy little baby for you! Good Luck!

 
At 12 February, 2007 20:23, Blogger soralis said...

Good Luck!! Hope the 2ww isn't to difficult for you.

 

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