It was a successful transfer. According to Dr. Schoolcraft and the embryologist, our embryos thawed and maintained their perfection. It was neat to see them on the magnified screen.
The doctor just called with my blood work. Despite 4 estrogen patches (every other day), 2 pills of estrogen twice a day and 100mg inserts of progesterone 3 times a day - my levels are still too low. They are calling in a prescription of progesterone injections (in my butt) and probably estrogen too. Those levels need to rise and stay up in order for these embryos to survive.
So we are not out of the woods yet. My little environment is not quite ideal. Hopefully we get my levels up in the next 24 hours.
Thank you so much for all the texts, phone calls, FB messages, comments, prayers, thoughts, hugs, intentions, well wishes etc - it has really been overwhelming - in a good way - to know that so many people support us in this journey. My heart is extremely full.
It was wonderful having Jason there with me today. He was very curious in the acupuncture and in the transfer itself. The whole process was pretty amazing. We played our song (I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz) twice and many tears (happy tears) were shed. It has been such a long journey. We are so ready for this.
Now we wait and hope these little embryos implant. I will admit, knowing my levels are not where they should be makes me nervous. I am just trying to be grateful that the doctors are on top of it. I just hope these little ones can hold on until then.
|one of my many acupuncture points|
|chilling and listening to my playlist|
|ultrasound to make sure my bladder was full - it was!|
|my uterus and bladder (bladder is the black part - very full)|
|using ultrasound to guide in catheter|
|Embryologist and Dr. Schoolcraft magnifying our embryos|
|embryologist prepping embryos for transfer|
|transferring of embryos - viola!|
It seems like it has been a very long day already. I am a bit tired. The Valium was awesome at relaxing me and my uterus, but it wore off by the time we got home. So now we just wait to see what doctor says about injections. Jason is tending to me very well. Still some mixed emotions, but trying to stay positive and remember that I am in good hands.
I will keep you posted!