This morning we got the call that we still had 10 beautiful embryos alive and kicking. Several of them were "textbook" blastocysts. Dr. R said that they were basically perfect. Based on his recommendation, we chose to do an eSet (elective single embryo transfer) with an embryo that received their highest grade. We had 4 left to freeze today, and 5 more that they hope will be ready to freeze tomorrow.
The transfer went off without a hitch. We were given a picture of our gorgeous embryo. I cried. Even the husband teared up. It was a special moment. I didn't really expect it to be as emotional as it was. I mean, how many people get to see their child before it even implants? Science is amazing. I texted the picture to my best friend and my mom. My mom asked if that was her grandbaby. Seriously? Tears all over again.
So what happens next, you ask? Usually they do a pregnancy test 9 days after a 5-day transfer, which would be New Year's Day. However, because of that, they gave us the option of coming one day early if we wish. Well, of course I jumped on that! So we will have our blood test on 12/31/13. Basically, I will be ringing in 2014 with either the most joy I've ever experienced.....or possibly the most alcohol I've ever consumed. Just kidding. Kind of.
Oh well. Yay for PUPO!
I want to say a special thank you to all my readers, and my friends and family, for the amazing support I have received during this process. I couldn't have gotten to this point without you.