Sunday, April 20, 2008

Magic Happens in the LAB

20 APR: Our embryologist called us with a report. Overall, we were doing EXCELLENT! We were excited but with all that we have gone through, it is hard to get your hopes up! At this time we found out that 15 of the eggs had fertilized!! We still had another 48 hours before the transfer. So, we had 48 hours to wait and see what would happen. (nail biting time)
The hardest thing at this time besides the waiting is trying to determine how many embryos we will put in my body! Very scary! What if we don't put enough? What if we put too many? We actually put 3 in NOV. We finaly came to the determination that we wanted to do 5! Yes, FIVE!
22 APR: We left early. This time I took the valium at the required time! When we got to the office, the embryologist was ecstatic! He gave us a thumbs up and said things look phenomenal!!! We patiently waited for Dr. Vu to talk to us. Dr. Vu came to speak to us. (By this time I was already in the "transfer" room.) His advise was for us to implant 3 embryos because they were all "good quality". Rob and I looked at each other and said well, we have decided to do 5! He said that he did not recommend 5--maybe 4 and that he would give us a few more minutes alone for us to discuss. When he left the room we looked at each other and said FIVE! No question. We have made a decision and we are sticking to it. Dr. Vu came back in the room and asked how many and we both said FIVE. He smiled and said if I can't talk you out of it, let's start the procedure. For this procedure, Rob was allowed to stay in the room.
Thrilling experience when the embryologist handed the syringe to Dr. VU!!! Dr. Vu then pointed out in the monitor what to look for---we actually saw our little ones as they were placed in me!!!
AMAZING!!! We had to stay in the room for 30 minutes. We listened to music that the nurse put on for us and just tried to talk very positively about our future. We were discharged and my bedrest began!

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