Friday, October 15, 2010

When Life Begins: My IVF Round 2

I've not been busy.  As a matter of fact, I've been quite bored, not to mention quite sore from being sedentary.  Two days ago, I had my embryo transfer.  I currently have three embryos inside me, three potential babies.  We have two 7-celled embryos (one graded B+, the other B), and an 8-celled one graded B.  I've been instructed to take it slow, almost completely get off my feet the day of the transfer but we've decided that I'll just keep taking it slow at least until two weeks after.  I'll be moving around the house of course and by next week, I'm sure I'll be back to driving.  But walking for long periods of time is out of the question for now.  This is not required but we are choosing to stay on the conservative side.  In about two weeks time, we'll find out for sure if any of our embryos took, if we are indeed officially pregnant.       


It's definitely exciting but mostly excruciating, to be honest.  These are going to be tough days ahead...days of wondering, praying, hoping and like I've written before, waiting.  I'm just hoping that it won't be quite as stressful as four years ago when I first went through this.  The nurse already warned me that bleeding does happen and cramping and all the other unwanted things that can make me think it did not work.  And she reminded me not to give in to the 'dark side' and just 'stay with the Force'....(her words exactly, by the way....what a wonderful lady!).


So...that's what I've been working on with all my might...to stay with the Force, to keep the faith.  And as they say, faith is not believing that things will go your way, but rather believing that no matter how it turns out, you will be fine.


Before I sign off for now, below is a picture of my uterus after the embryo transfer.  The bigger white dot towards the top is actually the 'bubble' or 'sac' (not sure what they call it) containing my three embryos.  Ignore the date and time stamp.  The machine was wrong



13 comments:

  1. hang in there, Joy! We'll keep you company thru FB :-)

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  2. oh, joy. my thoughts are with you.i remember all this from the first time around w/ little taicheeto. hopefully, this time will be just as successful.

    i'm sure everything will go smoothly. and yes, definitely stick with the force, and do not give in to the dark side. =)

    love you and miss you, and can't wait to catch up.

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  3. 10.15.10 20:00 via FB
    The Force IS with you! And the Faith is pouring in from all over for you and your babies. Hang in there (literally for the 'blobs')! The wait may be tedious and seem longer than usual but, you're not alone in the journey - you have us! Sending you more positive aura!

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  4. 10.16.10 4:55 via FB
    i think this is the best time to say THINK POSITIVE!! goodluck joy!

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  5. 10.16.10 8:27 via FB
    Super love, love, love that nurse, I do, Joy! May the Force be with you!

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  6. 10.16.10 9:46 via FB
    Goodluck Joy! Praying and wishing with you. Hugs!

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  7. 10.17.10 6:24 via FB
    you are brave joy.

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  8. Thinking of you. Lots of love,

    Ats

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  9. Joy, sending positive vibes your way and talk to the littlies to literally hang in there ... you will definitely be included in our prayers ... may the force be with you super mumma ...

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  10. 10.16.10 9:46 via FB
    Goodluck Joy! Praying and wishing with you. Hugs!

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  11. 10.16.10 8:27 via FB
    Super love, love, love that nurse, I do, Joy! May the Force be with you!

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  12. 10.16.10 9:46 via FB
    Goodluck Joy! Praying and wishing with you. Hugs!

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