I'm finally updating...sorry it's so late. Neither of us got much sleep last night, so once we were home - it was nap time. I probably won't be able to sleep tonight because I took a long one.
Alex googled it to see how much I needed to drink to go in with a partially full bladder...no wonder I was in so much pain last time! I drank one bottle of water this time around, instead of 4-5 like last time.
We met with the embryologist first and he showed us a pic of our ice baby. He said it was a perfect blastocyst and that it looked just as good after thawing as it did before they froze it! This was wonderful news because that was really my one and only prayer leading up to today...that our little one would survive thaw. Our clinic is all about giving us "good luck souvenirs" with each cycle, so the embryologist gave us the tiny test tube and petri dish that our ice baby was kept in. They really do try to make the day as special as possible which I think is really sweet.
Our clinic seemed to be running ahead of schedule today...that was unusual but very nice! Our favorite doc was the one that did the transfer. I was so happy about that. He really puts me at ease and we can tell he really cares. Not that the other docs aren't good or that they don't care, we just really clicked with Dr. B. I'm sure you would all agree, having a doctor that you're comfortable with during this process means a lot! The last time around, Dr. M did my mock transfer and he had trouble with the soft catheter so he made a note to use a stylet during my actual transfer. Dr. M was the one who ended up doing the 1st transfer and for some reason he decided to use a soft catheter again. That led to problems and he ended up having to switch mid-transfer which made me nervous because he had already asked for the embryos to be loaded, etc. I could tell after meeting with Dr. B for my post check-up for the failed IVF, that he was confused as to why the stylet was not used to begin with...especially seeing that there were notes to do so in my chart.
Thankfully, that wasn't the case this time around and Dr. B made it known several times that he was starting out with the stylet and literally, he was in and out in no time! It was a lot easier this time around and I didn't worry about something happening to our one and only ice baby. In the end, we were able to see the embryo shoot across the screen and it was just as heartwarming and emotional as the first time.
It was a good day and here are a few pics to share...
A not-so-clear pic of our ice baby on the screen :)
My cup runneth over...
Love to all,