Monday, December 23, 2013


Well folks, it's official.  I am PUPO (for those not from this crazy IF world, that means Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise).

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.


  1. Whoop Whoop! That is awesome! FX that this wait flys by and your BFP sticks!!!

  2. We're all pulling for you Steph! I've been thinking about you a lot, especially when I gave your beautiful crocheted items to family as gifts over the holidays. I told them your story and all of them said they'd be thinking of you too. (not to add pressure, I just wanted to let you know how many people are wishing good things for you) - Nikki

    1. Thank you Nikki! I love to share my story in the hopes that it will help others, so thank you!