Embryos survived thaw!!

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Embryos survived thaw!!

So just received a call from the clinic - 2 embryos survived thaw and are apparently healthy 8-cell embryos (have no idea what that means) but am happy with the "healthy"!! Smile

Going in at 11:15 for transfer. Thank you God!

Just wanted to keep you all posted ... need all of your sticky prayers!

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Good luck today - I'm glad to hear the thaw went well!

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Thank you thank you Smile just resting now - very excited Smile

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congrats Smile

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Congrats on being PUPO!!!

We can obsess together... I will have my transfer either Monday or Weds Smile

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I'm a little late in this, so congrats on your embies making the thaw AND for being PUPO!!! I know the sense of relief is short-lived as the 2ww is so hard especially when doing treatments. Fingers crossed for you! KUP xo

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Congrats on being PUPO!! When is your beta?

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Congrats! I will be chanting "sticky...sticky...sticky" for the next 2 weeks. Let us know how you are doing Smile

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Thank you so much ladies! First time i'm ever PUPO so quite excited albeit very very bored and stressed :S

Beta test is on 19th of august so 10 days to go... I'm supposed to get my period on the 16th and I'm usually pretty regular so I should know prior to test the true status... I have sworn of POAS and I am really going to try not to do it... so crazy though how you suddenly start feeling every single new feeling - is that normal? New cramps, new pulling, new bloating (wishful thinking??) Smile

The 2ww is torture - I am sick of TV and books and have finally opted to try and redecorate to keep me busy..let's see how much that lasts.

Keep those sticky vibes coming my lovelies... I am cautiously optimistic and trying to contain my excitement ... God willing this shall be the one Smile

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Bisksprout!! When is your Beta? Obsessing together sounds perfect - no one in my environment seems to understand me... plus we've kept the whole thing hush hush so everyone pretty much thinks i'm weird and anti social by this point... what do you tell people? have you gone back to work? how active are you? Do you go out?

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Hey Meg.. Thanks! my beta is on august 19th... 10 more days to go... *sigh*...torture torture. Please God let this happen, would be so disappointed if it didn't Sad

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"clarinette" wrote:

... so crazy though how you suddenly start feeling every single new feeling - is that normal? New cramps, new pulling, new bloating (wishful thinking??) Smile

yes...that obsessing is completely normal. You will wish you were in a medically induced coma for the next week. It's torture. We are here for you to vent your feelings.

Redecorating sounds fun!! Any neat ideas?

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Hmm...nesting already? That's got to be a good sign, right? I'm sorry you have to endure the 2WW. It is the longest 2 weeks in the history of the world.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you Smile

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Late to this message but wanted to send sticky thoughts your way!!! :vibes:

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Thank you ladies Smile Am feeling very tired and can't stay standing for long? Peeing a lot? Stabbing pains in lower abdomen? Very irritable? Could also be psychologically-induced symptoms - have no idea - all I know is that I'm loving the fantasy for the moment that i am PUPO Smile Your support, as always is so appreciated Smile

Thank you Smile

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Meg - actually i am keeping myself busy with looking for a couch - we just sold our living room and can finally go and choose my dream sectional ...yay! Smile Went shopping today and have been roaming online for sectionals (in between obsessive pregnancy symptom/ivf/baby surfing).
It's certainly helping me stay sane during all of this Smile Any recommendations on websites you may know are very appreciated Smile

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"clarinette" wrote:

Thank you ladies Smile Am feeling very tired and can't stay standing for long? Peeing a lot? Stabbing pains in lower abdomen? Very irritable? Could also be psychologically-induced symptoms - have no idea - all I know is that I'm loving the fantasy for the moment that i am PUPO Smile Your support, as always is so appreciated Smile

Thank you Smile

All of the symptoms could be from PIO or pregnancy. That's what stinks about PIO, it mimics pregnancy. But yes, live in the fantasy of being PUPO. On my 2nd IVF cycle, I really didn't want do go have my beta drawn. If it was negative I knew it was all over and I wouldn't think I was pregnant. I didn't POAS that cycle so I didn't know. On my 3rd cycle I had POAS'd so I knew it didn't work and wanted my beta done just so I could put it all behind me.

I've never looked for furniture online so I can't help you with any websites. It's nice to have something to keep your mind off of everything even just for a little bit.

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What's PIO pregnancy? Is that like a chemical pregnancy?

I am slowly giving in to the urge to find out - it's been two days that i am feeling less symptoms than before which makes me think that whatever it was that was happening stopped. Kinda freaked out and as I am writing this, have been toying with the idea of POAS - yet I'm also so scared it comes back negative which is what i am feeling might happen. I can't face it right now if it is negative - yet, it's 9dp3dt - am assuming i would get results right?

This part sucks... Sad

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PIO is progesterone in oil. Are you doing daily progesterone shots?

I would think you'd have an answer right now if you were going to do a HPT. If you are nervous about it, I'd wait until your beta. You've done great so far. When is your beta again?

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The wait is the hardest part. Don't over-think your symptoms or lack thereof- they can change from day to day.

I agree with Meg- if you're just too nervous, then wait for your beta. I'll be thinking of you and crossing fingers and toes that you get your BFP this week! KUP xo

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Can't wait to hear the news!!! Keep us posted!!! :goodluck:

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Thank you girls Smile Meg, Bluelotus, Christi... *sigh*.....actually i went as far as to open the HPT, looked at the stick, looked at the mirror and was like...ok, no, too scared, can't do this.

Has anyone had difficulty walking and gotten tired after standing for too long? Been feeling this since day of ET...

In principle tomorrow am supposed to get my period - don't know if meds and ET make a difference with date it is due but am praying that they don't show up - BUT - major cramping happening today - lower abdomen - AF's sure sign ..usually. So today we're monday and the Beta is Friday - they would have put me on Wednesday or Thursday but there was no room - so technically, by wed I could test...but...

Meg - thanks for definition - Not taking shots but rather intra-vaginal progesterone called promethium - much less difficult.

DH is super excited and is convinced I'm prego - part of my fear of testing is that I will disappoint him.

Ahhhhhh.. i know you have all been through this...thanks for your support Smile

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The progesterone will keep your period away. You won't get your period until you stop taking it. It kind of mimics pregnancy. It's so hard to know if the cramps are from progesterone or pregnancy. I completely understand your fear of testing. I was never a big POASer. My last cycle I tested because I knew it'd be negative.

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*PG Ment.*

Cramps was one of my biggest symptoms during my successful cycle!! I'm sure it worked for you!!! I wish I was a POAS pusher, but alas, I'm not. Although, if you wanted to test, take a pic and post it just for us, we wouldn't mind...

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ok so... I gave in that very night and tested - BFN - however, technically Im hoping it doesn't mean anything because they recommended testing first thing in the morning ... so... maybe am in complete denial - which is possible - but am thinking there is still hope. Right?
My Dr called to check up on me yesterday - when i told him i had tested he totally flipped on me.. said i shouldn't have and that it doesn't mean anything. Ehm... so... felt kinda awful and realized i'm not a big POAS-er either - 2 more days to go and we will know for sure. Complete denial has kicked in so am praying that miracles do happen and that Friday we may just get a BFP Smile

I have learnt my lesson and no more POAS for me - was happier in PUPO mode Smile

Meg - aha! that explains it - I agree symptoms certainly do lead to confusion.. grrrr
Christi - oh that gives me HOPE! Bring 'em on then... just give me a BFP!

Hope you're both doing well Smile

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Sorry about the BFN, but it is early for you... I'm still convinced that you'll get a BFP here really soon! Sending sticky thoughts your way! :vibes:

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So late to the post here but wanted to say I'm looking forward to your BFP tomorrow Smile

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Thanks ladies!! Your positive energy is super contagious Lol can barely wait till tomorrow - my denial is keeping me calm but don't know how I shall react if BFN...

Crossing my fingers n praying hard Smile stay tuned...

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Good luck tomorrow!!!

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Good luck tomorrow! Thoughts and prayers coming your way!!! xo

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Good luck!

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Good luck...hope you get a great beta number today!!

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Don't know if you have your results yet but I'm thinking of you.

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Still thinking about you. I hope no news is good news!

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Hey ladies Smile Sorry have been MIA - Got a BFN and was just completely out of it since the results came out. Landed back on earth now and am less upset than I was. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement.

I was surprised when the nurse said no because I had had so many bizarre symptoms - guess it's all in our head and the hormones sometimes.

So moving forward- next cycle shall be in October for a potential frozen embryo transfer in November. Between us - am kinda relieved to be off the meds for a while - the break shall do me good and hopefully it will work next time. If not, shall try again - and again after that.

It sucks that we all have to go through so much pain and trouble to have a baby but hey if that's what it is then so be it. After the bad news i got, I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do and decided that i will not give up till it happens - no matter what it means.

Still - a break will be good Smile

Again, thank you so very much for all of your kindness - I was unable to share the bad news before but it makes it so much less painful to know I can share it with you.

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:bighug: I'm so sorry. Sometimes a break is what is best. Take time to yourself to heal. :bighug:

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I'm sorry. I hope you can take some time to heal and do some fun things with DH between now and then.

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I'm so sorry for the BFN Sad A break is always good... it helps you refocus. Plus the meds just make you nuts! I'm a completely different person when I'm jacked up on hormones. I'm surprised DH still talks to me, LOL.

*HUGS*

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So sorry...my heart breaks for you!!! The sting of that BFN can really shake you up. Big hugs, enjoy your break and rest up for your next round!!

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So sorry! Try to enjoy the next couple months and Oct/Nov is right around the corner. (FET=less meds=less insanity-right?) I'll be thinking of you

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You girls are wonderful Smile Thank you thank you so much for all of your support. I agree with all of you that I need time to heal and yes, my body and mind need to get back in shape... on the 29th we celebrate our 3 year anniversary... would have been great to celebrate it with good news but we shall still find a way to get away and enjoy it Smile
Through all this it's hard not be selfish and feel sorry for myself but then when I see how strong and supportive DH is being, it makes me realize that he is also hurting and we tend to forget what they're going through too.
We are all in this together and i know that you have all been through this - I cannot say it enough how I pray that all of our dreams come true no matter how hard it may seem for us now.
big hugs to all Smile

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Aww, I was praying for you. (((Big hug))) The ups and downs of infertility are quite literally painful. I'm so sorry you didn't get the results you hoped for.

Sounds like you have a solid plan moving forward. And I agree- our bodies and our emotions need a break in between tries to recover. Enjoy your break, take care of your needs and have some fun.

xo