Tuesday, October 10, 2006

FET #2 Launched

I introduce to you... Batman and Robin. The two 5-day blasts we replaced yesterday morning:



We are fortunate to have a really good embryologist at our clinic. These two freezies survived the thaw (as did our previous three. She's 5 for 5!), expanded fully, and are in me Utie. They are the last frozen embryos we've got. Should this not work, we'll be on to IVF #2.

I opted not to take the valium this time. I had noticed during my HSG and our first FET that I really don't experience any pain when a catheter is inserted into my cervix. Maybe I don't have many nerve endings there, I dunno. So though Valium is fun, I didn't want to take it if unnecessary. And I was totally fine. I got acupuncture before and after, very relaxing. I had the mildest level of cramping just after the procedure - just twinges that lasted about an hour. And yesterday I spent the day feeling relaxed but not sleepy or groggy.

I only did one day of bed rest this time. I wanted to do none, but the doc insisted that I comply and rest up for the remainder of yesterday. So. Humph. Ok. But there does not seem to be any proof whatsoever that bed rest influences outcome. And lying around for even one day makes my back/neck sore. I can only imagine how people on long-term bed rest feel.

Thanks for your good wishes and support. I really appreciate it and send the same to you, regardless of where you are on your journey.

17 comments:

Hopeful Mother said...

Batman and Robin have returned to the Batcave! Congratulations.

I'm glad the transfer went well, and I'll be cheering you on...

Jo said...

YAY! SOunds like everything is going nice and smooooooth..
I agree about the bedrest as well. i don't think there is any proof one way or the other.
Will be waiting to hear how this all turns out!!

steph said...

Stay away from all bad things so the boys are not inclined to leave the cave (0:
Good luck!

NikkiNix said...

Go embies GO GO GO !! YAYYY!

soralis said...

Good luck!

TeamWinks said...

Let's make sure that we cut the brakes on the batmobile, so they can't get away!

Lut C. said...

POW! Punching a hole in the uterine lining.

THUMP! Throwing out the anchors.

WHACK! Sticking firmly in place.

TADA TADA TADA TADA TADA ...

Kris said...

Hope Batman and Robin make themselves at home in the Batcave!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Those are 2 beautiful embies. I hope they are making themselves cozy right now. I am glad that the transfer went well. Take care.

Millie said...

Holy Transfers! Let Alfred take good care of you. Keep the millionaire and his ward at home for the next nine months or so.

flygirl said...

Good luck Utrus! May batman and robin love your batcave. :)

Bea said...

Ok, well - as always, best of luck. They look like good embryos to me (although I have to admit I don't know much about embryo looks). So Batman, Robin... come on and save the day.

Bea

Sunny Jenny said...

da na na na na na naaaaaaaaa BATMAN! - and Robin! (come on sing along!)Go little blasts go! Wishing you a sucessful cycle!

not so fertile girl said...

UtRus,
What beautiful embryos! I send you all my best wishes for a positive beta and peacefulness while you wait. Isn't waiting just the worst! :)

One Mother's Journey said...

Best of luck to Batman and Robin!! Stick babies stick!

Thalia said...

OOh they are GORGEOUS!! congrats sweetie, I hope you're doing ok through the waiting period.

fisher queen said...

Stick around superheroes!