Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Back to the Shots

Waiting for our little embryos to come "home" is a long wait. Plus, I don't like the fact that each day, we lose some as they "arrest." What a cute word for die. I woke up this morning and wondered how many of our little guys are still with us. It's sad to think of them in a cold, lonely lab somewhere, although I know that they don't know the difference. I think these hormones are still screwing with me!

We won't know until tomorrow morning whether we are making it to Day 3 or 5 for transfer. I am trying to be ready for either, and some of the reading that I have done says that it's inconclusive which transfer is best. Obviously, it's good to get to blast stage, but then some argue that the womb is the ideal environment and that some embryos that wouldn't have lived in the petri dish can survive in the womb. Of course, my womb hasn't exactly been the safest of places for little embryos lately, so I am happiest if they chill another couple of days under the watchful eye of the embryologist.

I administered my first Lovenox injection last night. Those little prefilled syringes are great, except for the fact that it seems like a lot of CCs for subcutaneous injection. It seemed like I just kept pushing and pushing on that syringe. Luckily, there was no bruising when I woke up this morning. PIO shots start tonight. . . my husband is excited that his "job" is back.

I am back to work today, although I am still "staining" pink and have a little tenderness. I am going to take it easy, but there is a lot to wrap up with before I take my time off. I will be glad when I am officially on vacation!

9 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

O.MY.GOSH - I am envious. I CAN NOT do that lovenox shot by myself at all. The needle is just so thick to me, and ..owie! You are a brave lil toaster my friend. sending good thoughts to those embies

Tracy said...

Glad you are feeling better. I'm doing Lovenox, too. Did they tell you to start on one side of your belly and work across? You'll have a nice row of bruises, but they don't hurt. They're just "pretty". I'm glad they've got you on that...

Praying for your embryos!

Kim said...

I'll be thinking positive thoughts for a good report tomorrow!

Kristen said...

I hope that your little ones are still with us and you'll have a great transfer. I've got all my crossables crossed for you! COME ON LIL EMBIES!!!! MOMMY'S ANXIOUSLY WAITING TO HEAR ABOUT YOU!!!! XOXO

jennifercarol said...

Having never been through IVF, all I can say is that it sound like a very helpless feeling between retrieval and transfer. I hope you get a great report tomorrow!

chicklet said...

They transferred Tiny E back in so quick cuz they felt like no matter how hard they try, their incubator just isn't my uterus, and he'd have a better chance in my ute, so there we go. However research I did matches yours - there's no real BEST transfer date if you keep looking. The more research you do, the more you see how it changes from place to place.

Good luck with transfer:-)

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

So, I know what Lovenox is for... but why do they have you on it???

Also, I just wanted to say I am beyond thrilled at your retrieval AND fertilization report!!! What an awesome job!!! Was this ICSI or non??

I understand your desire for a Day 5 transfer. So that's what I'm holding out hope you get!!!

Geohde said...

It always cracks me up that my super positive RE is so chirpy that my thawed embryos have 'continued to grow' and 'is a good sign' pre-transfer. Like, duh, because the alternative is arrest/die! Semantics, eh?

Good luck with your transfer, whichever day it ends up being.

J

alison said...

Sending lots of postive thoughts and prayers for the little embies to do exactly as they should - whatever that may be. Hoping you can relax and remember to breathe in this uber stressful time!