Holy Crap!

Today, we froze 2 additional blasts.

I attribute this outcome to the protocol change, the addition of PICSI, and just dumb luck.

Sure the embryos aren’t PGS tested yet, but this a significant win for us.

Second Beta Results

My second beta was 292. Huge, fat tears are rolling down my face right now as I type this. Relief tears.

According to the interwebs and my RE’s office, my doubling time was perfect, at 36.48 hours. My nurse felt I did not need a 3rd beta, but she said I could schedule one if I wanted. I am going to have a think on that and decide tomorrow.

Up next:
Ultrasound with RE, Appt with New Hematologist, First Appointment with the MFM, Anti-Xa Bloodwork, Another Ultrasound with the RE, and my First OB Appointment.

Full speed ahead.

Edited to add: I am going to do a separate page with photographs of the embryo we transferred as well as photos of my sexy pee sticks. I think this will be helpful as after my ET and before my beta I stalked the internet looking for photos of these things. From that process, one thing I learned is that there are very few photos of hatching or fully hatched blasts out there. This worried me to the point that I asked my doctor if, based on my photo, there was something wrong with my embryo. She said “no, it’s a 5BB fully hatched blast and you need to chill the F out.” I never did get the answer if it had become a 6BB (6 because it was fully hatched). But hey, that’s moot, because the little bugger stuck.

Minor Meltdown, Nothing Trivial

I’d be lying if I said I was not freaking out right now.   I am calm, but I am worried sick.

This morning, my lining was at a 10.6 and I was given the green light for transfer. Tomorrow.

Cue the tears… on and off, for 3+ hours now.   Thankfully (?) It has yet to escalate into snot sobbing.

It has just been a long 3+ year journey to get to this exact moment AND I assume (hope) the damn Estrace is making me hyper emotional too?