Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 5 Complete, Currently PUPO

From the very beginning of this cycle, long before the first syringe touched my bruised abdomen, I said that no matter how many eggs were retrieved, I wanted at least 2 to transfer and 2 to freeze. While I would have been thrilled with more, I had my mind steadfastly pinpointed on this minimum. However, after learning that only 4 eggs fertilized, I was pretty certain that this hope would not be fulfilled and braced myself to forfeit one of my frozen cycles on s.hared r.isk. That is until they called me this morning and let me know that I was still 4 for 4. Miraculously, all of them made it to blast!

My expectations were exceeded. While this does not determine the outcome, I am still grateful that we have come this far. My worst fears are allayed somewhat. I came into IVF terrified that my eggs would not stand a chance. I mean, IUIs give you very little information other than the fact that you can collect BFNs faster than OctoMom can accept government handouts. Still, this experience was harder than I realized it would be. It was a true roller coaster, and, of course, continues to be.

When my doc called me this morning, she happily told me that the lab put a smiley face on the final report, which they rarely do. It's these little things I appreciate. After biting my knuckles through the blinding, burning need to pee, and after my embies decided to not leave the comfort of the catheter on the first try, they finally settled nicely into my fluffy triple layer where I hope they will find the accomodations pleasing enough to set up house for the next 8-9 months.

So, without further ado, our two dead sexy rock stars:
Our other two stars needed a little more time to grow up and will continue on to day 6 before they determine for certain whether freezing will be an option. I really hope so. In the mean time, I am officially PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise). Man, it's going to be a LOOONG 9 days...

15 comments:

Cassandra said...

Helloooo handsome and other handsome. Hooray for 4/4!

One would like to think that the 2WW is shorter for day 5 transfers than earlier transfers, but the hardest days at the end are the same.

Do you think they'd send you that smiley face from the lab paperwork? It might be a blogging first!

luna said...

just wanted to wish you well in your wait, shelby! sounds great so far.

Sarang said...

Omigod! Omigod! Omigod! Yes, you ARE PUPO! What a feeling it must be. I love, love, love this for you. :)

'Murgdan' said...

Wow. Just wow. They are beautiful. It IS going to be a long 9 days!!!

Jendeis said...

Hoping and praying for the 2 little rock stars to stick around.

Also, the word verification is "upbeaque." Struck me as funny.

Nikki said...

Yay - you're PUPO!!!!! And may I say - having seen several million pictures of embies and blasts over the years - your little ones are just perfect to look at! Wow - text book perfect!

Good luck! Keeping my fingers crossed that they're snuggling in right now!!

Another Dreamer said...

Woohoo!!! That's awesome :)

Good luck!

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad the transfer went well! I'll be thinking of you!

P.S. - We're only about 7 days apart - I think my transfer will be around the 9th. Email me if you need a 2WW buddy! :)

Michelle said...

Aww aren't they so cute! :) So far that is great. I am excited for you!

itsazooaroundhere said...

Those are some beautiful embryos, and I am SO you reached your goal of four. I'm sorry for not commenting lately - I've been trying but having lots of trouble with the word verifications.

I LOVE reading that you are PUPO, and sending strength to get through the next nine days. Come ooooon rock stars.

S said...

Congrats on 1. being PUPO - best feeling in the f*ckin world! 2. having 4 gorgeous blasties

hope you go 4 for 4 with 2 blasties being frozen and this cycle being IT!!

good luck!!

Smiling said...

Wow, embryos normally just look interesting, but those are down right pretty somehow to me.

Best wishes!!!

MamaSoon said...

PUPO is so fantastic. Your rock stars are fighters. They are good lookin' embies! We'll keep you entertained for 9 days!

Tara said...

I hope your wait is going ok!!!

Good Luck!

Me said...

Hope the good luck continues!!!