Friday, 22 March 2013

Three Birthdays and a Transfer

Well, I'm officially Pregnant Until Proven Completely Stupid For Ever Thinking This Would Work (PUPCSFETTWW)!

Hmm.  Now I see why people go with PUPO.  That's easier.  We'll go with that.

I woke up nervous this morning.  I took the full day off work even though my transfer wasn't scheduled until noon, so that I could do some final cleaning before my mom arrives tonight as well as squeeze in my last workout for the next two weeks.  M headed to work as usual and was going to meet me at the clinic.

Unfortunately, that didn't quite work out as planned.  About half an hour before the transfer, I texted him to say that I had arrived early and would be in the clinic waiting room.  He responded that he was just leaving work.  I immediately knew that he wouldn't make it in time, but in the interest of maintaining a calm and stress-free uterine environment I decided not to make a big deal out of it.  As it turned out, the clinic was running behind and my transfer was about a half hour late, so I actually thought he might make it.  And as it turned out, he did.  He told the reception staff that I was already back there and they told him they'd tell the nurses.  But something apparently got lost in communication and he ended up sitting in the waiting area while the transfer took place.  It's kind of ridiculous that they couldn't get their shit together enough to bring him back there, especially when all I was doing was waiting around anyway, but it's kind of par for the course for this cycle.  And also his fault for not leaving work in time to meet me as planned.  But again, all of this is stuff I don't want to get worked up over for the sake of our little embyro.

Which is inside me!  Right now!  The transfer itself went well.  My RE said that our blastocyst survived the thaw with 100% of its cells intact.  I didn't question her, but those with more scientific knowledge can possibly answer this because I didn't even think that was physically possible.  I thought that any frozen blast would lose some percentage of its cells during the thawing process?  Perhaps she just meant that it had replenished itself to 100% of what it was before freeze?  Either way, I guess it's a good sign.  She also said that it had started re-growing and was "moving around in the dish" before the transfer.  Antsy to latch on to some fluffy endometrium, perhaps?  A bit weird to picture, but I'll take it!

In the interim, I have my mom's visit to distract me for a bit.  She gets here tonight and stays until Wednesday.  We'll do a little sitting around, a little shopping and we'll also be heading out of town to visit with M's family, who live a bit less than 2 hours away.  We're going to see them this weekend for our annual combo-birthday dinner.  M and his dad oddly share the same birthday, which was earlier this week, and mine is on Sunday, so for the past three years we've all gotten together to celebrate.  Our little embryo will be getting a ton of love and good family vibes from being surrounded by three of its four future grandparents.  If that doesn't convince it to stick around, then I don't know what will!

Now we just have to wait and hope that our blast decides to take up residence in my ute for the next 9 months.  My beta is scheduled for April 5th.  I'm pretty sure I'll be peeing on something before then, but we'll see.  I'm not a huge pee-er on sticks.  I'm too cheap for that.  In the meantime, nothing to do but:


18 comments:

  1. OMG I am so excited for you!!!!!! That is really too bad that your hubby wasn't able to be with you during the transfer, but I'm glad you didn't let it get you down too much. I loved your acronym for PUPO, it is much more realistic. I am sending you lots of sticky vibes!!

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  2. Congrats on a successful transfer of a wondering sounding blast. That really stinks your husband wasn't able to be in the room, but at least he was in the same building. I really hope this little blast decides to hang for the long haul. I had no idea blasts could move around, definitely a strange thought.

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  3. Ahhh! Yayy!! I'll be thinking of you during your TWW... I'm glad that you'll have fun family distractions to keep you busy! xoxo

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  4. YAY! Congrats on your PUPO status, hope that blast is SUPER STICKY like craz-e glue.

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  5. That's really cool - I'll never heard of a wiggling blast before. I'm going to take that as a sign that you've got a strong little embryo. Good luck!!!!

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  6. Sooo excited for you! Lots of good thoughts coming your way.

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  7. So exciting! Laughed out loud at your phrase instead of pupo! Sending those sticky! Hopefully that squirmy embryo does mean it is ready to implant!!

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  8. congrats on the transfer. positive thoughts coming your way

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  9. "Moving around the dish" makes it sound like a tadpole.

    Well I hope it's a tadpole that decides to burrow in DEEP. Good luck!!!

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  10. Hooray for a good transfer!! Very sorry that Hubs had to miss the excitement, but maybe it's a good sign for a different cycle. Fingers are crossed!!!

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  11. Yay! I think that blast is definitely looking for a place to call home. I have everything crossed for you. If the meelleion beellion babies have fingers yet, they will have them crossed for you as well. I am so excited for you and have high hopes of nausea in your near future :)

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  12. Praying for a sucessful transfer!! Loved your acronym.

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  13. Glad everything went well! Here's hoping PUPO turns into just P.

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  14. Ha! I love the image of an active embryo. If it was moving around in there so much so that your RE found it worth mentioning, imagine how easily it will find its way to the walls of your ute!

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  15. Congrats on a successful thaw and transfer!!! Kudos to you for being able to stay so calm and relaxed. I know I probably would have freaked out if Hubby was supposed to be there but left work late. I'm so glad your mom is there to help keep you distracted. My family has 3 people that share the same birthdate: my uncle and his son, and one of my nephews was born on their bday! Crazy! Happy Birthday to you!!!!

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  16. Oh YAAAAYYYYYY!!! What a relief! I'm so happy to hear the thaw was a success and that it was even doing a little shimmy shake for you before transfer -- a good sign. Definitely rest up and stay horizontal this weekend, and keep that shopping to a minimum. Ensuring your butt is in one place is important, I hear. And yeah, I assume they're doing your beta 14 days after transfer, right? Totally insane -- pee before that!

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  17. That's wonderful! I'm so glad that your blast got such great reviews. Hope that the 2ww passes quickly for you!

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  18. WOO HOO! I'm so glad that the thaw went well!

    Hurry up to tomorrow (for my beta) and then April 5th! :-)

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