Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Transfer Day!!!

We're home from our transfer!! Everything went well and I am laying on the couch catching up on my blogs!

One of the nurses took us to a room where we could both change and she went over all of our instructions. Basically, rest today, continue prenatal vitamins and conitinue Endometrin.

We both changed into our scrubs and they took us back. Dr A came in with a picture of the best two of our embabies. Of course, they are beautiful! Then he asked how many we wanted to transfer. Through this whole process, we planned on transferring two. And we transferred two last time.

I responded with "two" but that wasn't set in stone, and we asked what he would recommend. Since the embryos were high quality and made it to a day 5 transfer, he recommended that we only transfer one. I asked what our "chances" of pregnancy would be with one versus two and he felt that it would be about the same. He showed some concern at the idea of me carrying twins (my size) and the increased risk for complications. Because of my small build, he was concerned about late term complications. And we've had one miscarriage. I understand his concern, these are things I've certainly thought about too. I'm small and I'm sure it could be hard. Hard on me, hard on them.

He made a point to stop and ask Jeff what his thoughts were which really meant alot to me. Jeff replied that he wanted whatever was best for me. As much as we want a baby, we don't want to make an irrational decision against our doctor's recommendations. What is it about IF...? we're forced to make  big decisions in small amounts of time with small pieces of information.

Dr A was great to let us ask questions and took his time to answer them honestly. As of right now, it looks like we still have 3 embabies growing and they will (hopefully) be frozen tomorrow (full blastocyst stage).

So... we took his advice and transferred one perfect little embryo! While he was doing the transfer, Dr. A. was talking and as this little guy showed up on the ultrasound screen he called him Zoom! Who knows where that came from but we all laughed and now we have our babies nickname... meet Zoom!


We're very excited and in love with him already!

Of course, in the back of my head I keep wondering if we made the right decision on transferring one but I feel like we did. With our doctor's advice we made the decision we felt was right for us. Again, big decisions, small amounts of time.

We're praying that Zoom is digging in for the next 9 months and that those remaining embabies keep growing. In a perfect world, it would be nice to have one baby and then do a FET to try for another. We're just taking it one day at a time and enjoying where we are right now.

Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and well-wishes! It's nice to have so many people cheering us along on this journey.

28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Zoom baby! I think you made a smart decision - with so many high-quality embryos to choose from, my RE would have suggested the same thing.

    Praying and hoping!

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  2. Sounds like your transfer was wonderful and great quality. I am so excited for you and hope that your 2ww goes by quickly. I am set for retreival next Tuesday!

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  3. This is fantastic news! So glad to hear everything went well and you are confident and comfortable with your decision. Good luck!

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  4. how wonderful =) best of luck!!!!!!!!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful appointment! Little Zoom is just adorable!! Sending tons of good luck wishes your way!

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  6. Hello Zoom!!! Snuggle in to Mommy's uterus and bury yourself deep! I want to meet you in person in 9 months.

    Holding my breathe for you for the next few days, Lora and hoping for fantastic news very soon!

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  7. Yay for Zoom! I think you made a great decision. As much as I love my twins and would have done anything to save them, I know (now that I've been preggo) that it is better for me to avoid a twin pregnancy if possible. I will be doing a Single embryo transfer in the future to give us all the healthiest possible outcome. I know it's such a hard decision but I am thinking you are a smart cookie. My friend had premature twins a couple of years ago (naturally) and she was tiny. She had some serious complications.
    Good luck hon. Enjoy this time with Zoom.

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  8. It sounds like you made a wise decision. During my twin pregnancy, all the books I read said that one of the major factors in having a successful twin pregnancy was the mother's height. If you're petite, it makes it tough, not impossible, but tough.

    Best of luck to you! Zoom is such a cool nickname. I hope you have a little one zooming around next year :)

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  9. Congratulations! I'm so glad that things are moving along smoothly. I hope you hear wonderful news soon!

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  10. Go Zoom!! That is awesome! I am thinking that your BFP might come around the time of my transfer or close to it! So excited for you!!!

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  11. YAY for baby Zoom!!! SO exciting! I will be praying little Zoom is snuggling in and getting ready for the long haul. Relax and enjoy your bed rest. Thinking of you. :)

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  12. Beautiful embryo! Glad it went well. Wishing you a good 2WW and a good ol BFP!!!

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  13. So stoked for you guys - little zoom is beautiful! Well done for making the tough decision. We also had one transferred which in many ways was a good thing. Though our little one didn't stick, it means we now have two frozen for FET rather than just the one. We will also just go for one on our first FET as it's safer. It is a difficult choice but remembering that these blasty's can easily split, means that if you transfer two you could end up with triplets or more - a bit of a scary thought, me thinks! You made the right choice - well done :-)

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  14. I will keep you guys (and Zoom!) in my prayers. I hope he's digging in for the long haul! So glad that the transfer went well and you will have totsicles for later!

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  15. Welcome Zoom!! What a fun name. :) I'm sure Zoom will be zooming all over the place. Enjoy your day of rest ... don't think too much. Snuggle in Zoom, snuggle in.

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  16. So exciting, what a beautiful little embabie!!! I hope Zoom is busy digging in and getting comfortable right now!! What is your first beta?

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    1. Hey Izzy! Sorry I forgot to answer you sooner! Its March 12, only 9 more days!!! Aaahhhh! :-)

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  17. Congratulations and welcome Zoom! I'm so excited for you! Praying for a high beta.

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  18. Go little Zoom! Dig in and get comfy! It sounds like you made a great decision on the SET based on the information you had at hand. Thinking of you!

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  19. Dig in and stay, lil Zoom! It sounds like you made a solid decision on what's best for you. Here's to a great beta number and a health pregnancy... :)

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  20. HI Zoom! Dig in deep and stay put! Hoping and praying you have a good 2WW and a BFP!

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  21. hope baby zoom makes him/her self at home ....sending lots of babydust your way!

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  22. hope baby zoom makes him/her self at home ....sending lots of babydust your way!

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  23. Yay, Lora!
    Will lift up sticky prayers for Zoom! Your embies are beautiful...unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a picture of my embies. Rest up during the 2ww and hope you get your bfp!

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  24. I'll send lots of good, sticky thoughts to Zoom! I believe you did the right thing transferring one. Mr. Husband and I have done copious research into one vs. two blasts and, honestly, the success rates are really quite similar but the risk of twins is FAR lower.

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