Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Transfer Day

Yesterday was transfer day. All in all it went fairly well, but damn the stress was unbelievable. We started out the day not knowing if we would transfer or not. The drive was tense! When we got to the clinic, I almost lost it, but maintained my composure (in front of everyone except TM of course). The Dr. didn't keep us waiting too long and came in with the news - 4 out of the 5 embryos looked good. We were given the option to wait and see if they made it to blast and transfer on Thursday (provided some of the embryos make it to blast of course) or go ahead and transfer today. We decided to go ahead with the transfer. Here are the stats:

1 - 10 cell
2 - 8 cell

All with very little fragmentation and beginning to compact (cells multiplying enough so that individual cells are hardly visible).

We asked about grading and for some reason our Dr. doesn't seem to be too interested in grading. He thinks that it is too subjective. He did say that our embryos were 2's and "looked good" (1 out of 4 being best) and that the clinic has not had a grade 1 embryo this year so far. What???? We are not talking a small clinic here - this is a big operation in my area, with a TON of IVF and IVF DE cycles. I could take his statement a couple of different ways:

1) Let's keep the emotional woman in the stirrups calm
2) Embryologist's are never satisfied (he has alluded to this previously)

So at the end of the day, the transfer went well and now all we have to do is wait...........

12 comments:

Bumble said...

Excellent news! My clinic also graded mine 2's and said they RARELY ever get grade 1's. Wishing you a peaceful 2ww!! We're only a few days off. When's your beta? Mines on the 23rd. Good Luck, hang in there little embies!! x

Bumble said...

I forgot to say, Hell yeah the wait is stressful to hear about the transfer. And I had mine on Day 2, I think I'd be a blithering heap if I had to wait to day 5. You dread your cell phone ringing don't you. Aaah the stress. x

ultimatejourney said...

Hooray for a good transfer! Best of luck these next couple weeks!

Jade said...

good luck during the 2ww - find something relaxing to do during the next few days.

I look forward to following you on journey - Jade

Reproductive Jeans said...

Thinking about you!!!!!!!! Glad you had a good day at the end, and that the transfer went well! Go embies GO!

Becks said...

Wishing you a stress free 2ww x

Aunt Sassy said...

Nice going! congrats on your transfer, and wishing you a RELATIVELY peaceful 2ww!

Foreverhopeful said...

Sorry to hear how stressful all this has been for you. But glad to hear it went well and had great embies to transfer today. Hang in there and hope your 2ww goes by quickly and you get good news at the end. Good luck and sending you lots of postivie thoughts and prayers your way.

My Reality said...

Glad the transfer went well! Now for the hard part - the waiting.

I hope that this cycle brings great news at the end.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Sending positive vibes your way. Hope all goes well ...!

Sticky Bun said...

Glad the transfer went well--wishing you a speedy wait with a very happy ending. :-)

Anonymous said...

congrats on your transfer. i transfered on the same day, also with 1 10 cell and 2 8 cell compacting!! thank you for your blog today it really made me smile and gave me hope!