Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Heading Out For Our Embryo Transfer!

We are so excited this morning!

We can't believe that today is the day, that our em-babies are FINALLY coming home!

I'm feeling much better today -- well rested, healthy, and hydrated -- even if still a little stiff and sore. I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank god it has all worked out like this, because we were biting our nails for a while the other night. But whatever bug I had is out of my system and it is full steam ahead.

Our embryo transfer is at 1:30pm. We are supposed to show up an hour early to get prepped and ready and calmly in our room before the big moment. And you will never guess -- Dr. Schoolcraft himself is set to do our transfer, so we will finally have a chance to meet the man who will hopefully be responsible for our future child.

We are all set and ready to go! We washed our 'transfer clothes' in soapless water last night and hung them to dry so they wouldn't smell like fabric softener. We have both had soapless showers this morning and have no creams, lotions, or deodorants on. Embryos are very sensitive to synthetic smells, and when they are taken from the tank, loaded into the catheter, they are exposed to the air for a few minutes before they are placed into the uterus. So we are nice and scent free for them this morning, doing everything we can to help the process!

We're so nervous what to expect when we get there. Wondering how many embryos have arrested, how many are still left, whether or not they are good quality? And of course, the big question, the one we can't shake -- have any of our embryos made it over the hump from morulas to blastocysts?

We are crossing all our fingers and toes, holding our breath and sending up prayers, that we will go in today and hear the amazing news that the CCRM lab helped our embryos grow to blast. We can't even let ourselves think that we are only going to be transferring morulas again this time. We can't let ourselves believe that it didn't happen. It might not have, and if it didn't we will face that reality then, but for now we are going to hold onto hope and think the best.

Blastocysts here we come!


Nikki said...

Oh Lisa - I am so excited for you! I hope this is it! Everything has fallen into place so well this cycle (despite some major meandering!)

If the picture on your post is from today, you do look like you've been through a lot, but you look so hopeful and excited at the same time! Love the think positive tshirt!

Good luck for your ET!

Emily said...

You look completely at peace! I LOVE the t-shirt!!! Is that homemade? Too cute!

I am thinking about you, praying for you and have everything crossed for beautiful blasts to tx today!

You're off to see the wizard...

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Good luck! Sending prayers and good energy you and your embies way. Love the shirt too.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Lisa. Your amazing positive energy will help the embies grow!

Polly Gamwich said...

Oh man, how exciting! Praying for a smooth and successful transfer of some hearty blasts!!!

I didn't know the whole thing about synthetic smells and delicate embies - maybe cuz I've never done a transfer? But now I know - thanks to you!

I can't wait to hear all about your ET!!!!!

I love your shirt, where did you get it?

Anniep said...

OMG that shirt is fabulous!!! Don't forget to show it to Dr. Sch.!

Can't wait to hear how the embies are today.
I've got everything crossed for ya.

MamaSoon said...


So what's the news? SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

How many where there? Do they tell you where to get the unscented soap and stuff? Did CCRM tell you to do that?