One of the things I really like about my clinic is that they only give you instruction sheets for as far as you have gotten. So, your stims sheet will only go to retrieval. Your retrieval sheet with only go to transfer. And, your transfer sheet, will go to beta, the end of the line. It really helps to compartmentalize the process and not get you ahead of yourself. And, there are so many instructions on each sheet, it would be three pages easy if they gave them to you all at once.
Today I got the post-transfer sheet complete with the date of beta day*.
And I got embryos. Oh, did I get embryos. Four to be exact.
Yes, you read that right. We went from three to four – although, if you want to be nit-picky, we went from two to four, two being how many we transferred last time.
After my acupuncture session, I headed over with the full, but not really uncomfortably so, bladder to the prep area where Mr. X was waiting. The embryologist came out and spoke with us about how many contenders were left standing. Of the 7 from Sunday, three had arrested (as had the four cell, but we weren’t really expecting a robust future there). We had three beauties left and a nice looking fourth that while not at the level of its three counterparts, was still better put back than left to the freezer, which it probably wouldn’t have made it into.
Dr. Salsa and the embryologist both agreed that given our history, it was not that aggressive to transfer all four and see what sticks. It also means that we had none left to freeze, but for some reason, that doesn’t bother me. I think alot of that is because I specifically asked the embryologist if I should be concerned about the quality of the embryos that we were going to transfer since there were no others that made it and he said no.
So, four it was. No bladder drama either this time, which was a real nice change from last time. And, I wore the wonderful earrings that my friend made for me. On the left side, it said “Bonne” and on the right it said “Chance”, good luck, which some how sounds so much more encouraging in French.
Bonne chance, little four.
*I must disappoint those of you who want to know the date. I share all kinds of things here, but that is just one thing I cannot bring myself to divulge.