Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We hit the Jackpot!

Mom and I woke up early Monday morning, scheduled transfer day, full of nerves!!  We hadn’t heard anything about how our embies were doing since Saturday and Blue and I both were really anxious!  I think he called every 10 minutes until actual transfer hoping for an update!
When my mom and I got to Dr. Sher’s office we didn’t know anything about how the embies were doing, just that we were going to at least transfer one.  We happened to walk by the nurse’s desk and she grabbed my valium off of my chart and underneath it was the most beautiful picture in the world, our two tiny blasts ready for transfer!  (Luckily I saw that picture because they didn’t give me an official update until an hour later.)

Our two beautiful bubbles!

I had a good acupuncture session for about 30 minutes and then laid there with a bursting bladder for another 30 minutes.  When the doc finally came in things moved fast.  He told us we were transferring two today and that we’d have to wait on the embryologist to hear how the other 4 were doing.  When the embryologist popped his head in it was the first thing I asked!  He told us they were freezing one today and maybe the rest tomorrow.
We were ecstatic that there was one to freeze!  Then the doc and nurse prepped me while the embryologist loaded up our little babies (I think they look like little bubbles so maybe that will be their nicknames.)  When he came back in he told us that he just checked on our others embies and they were going to freeze all 4 that day because they had all made it to expanded blastocyst!!!
Mom and I immediately started crying and she cried through the whole transfer (I would have to but all of my concentration was on not peeing on Dr. Sher since the nurse was pushing on my bladder with the ultrasound wand!)  It was the most incredible experience of my life, watching the little bubble move across the screen in to my empty uterus. 
Who else but an infertile can say they watched their babies go into their womb??!!  Sometimes I get caught up in the fear and the depression that this rollercoaster brings but then a day like Monday comes along and reminds me of the blessings it brings too.

Cutting pineapple on the hotel bathroom counter (don't worry I alcohol swabbed the entire bathroom!)
So for now I’m eating my 1/5 of a pineapple a day and laying low.  My friend A, who I mentioned before, is coming to get mom and I for lunch and dropping us at the airport.  We’re going to spend a few quiet days in Tucson letting the bubbles settle in more.  I’m so glad I got to meet A and have met so many wonderful women through blogging.  I don’t know how I could have gotten through the last 2.5 years without you all.  I know I’m not officially pregnant yet but in my mind I’m PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise) and I’m going to enjoy every second of it while I can!
Here are the final stats:
10 follicles
8 mature eggs
8 fertilized
6 expanded blasts (2 transferred, 4 snowbabies)
First beta scheduled for Tuesday September 6th!


  1. Oh my gosh, Lindsey! I was so excited that you popped up on my reader and now so much more excited for you. I teared up reading this. I am so happy for you guys, that results were so fantastic. I hope those little bubbles snuggle in tight for the long haul!

    You have just given me so much hope and excitement for my own transfer next month. You are so right, it is so easy to get caught up in the roller coaster. The frustration, the anxiety, the waves of depression. I want you to know that this post has lifted my spirits so much and I hope to ride the high all the way to Vegas! Thanks for sharing your story! Tons of good vibes coming your way!

  2. Yay Lindsey!! What a wonderful update! I'm so happy that the ET was wonderful. I think Tucson sounds like a great way to relax and enjoy yourself!

    And I'm sooooooooo excited that you are not only PUPO, BUT you have snowbabies!!!! :D

  3. Fabulous news!!!

  4. I am so excited for you!! Such great news!!! Prayers with your little beans to make themselves comfortable so they will be ready to meet mom and dad in 9 months!

  5. Oh WOW, how wonderful! You DID hit the jackpot! That is such awesome news! WOOT!

  6. I never did that well gambling in Vegas! I agree, you did hit the jackpot! :)

    I'm seeing more and more everyday the blessings of infertility too. It's definitely not easy, but it's all worth it! I'll be praying for you and your little twinkies! Good luck! :D

  7. Great numbers! So awesome to have frozen embryos, but hopefully you won't need them anytime soon!

  8. Love the little Bubbles!!! Grow away little ones! :)

  9. Come home now!! I want to see you!!!!