Thursday, January 29, 2009

K's PUPO

Sorry to make you all wait! J picked today to do some home computer work despite me repeatedly telling him how important it was that I be able to blog! He told me that I have a serious problem--an addiction to the internet. I think he's right, but that's a whole different topic.

As the title of this blog states K is officially Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (PUPO). The transfer went very well! K's rock star uterus was perfect and readily accepted our two embabies! The ultrasound image below shows K's uterus with the fluid containing the embryos shown as the white dot next to the +.

Both of embryos came through the thaw perfectly. When they were frozen with Myles in July '07 they were graded 1.5 (similar to an A-) and they kept that grade through the freeze/thaw process. One of the blasts was fully rehydrated when the embryologist shot the photo below, but the other he said would catch up. They remove the water from the embryos when they freeze them, so they don't get freezer burned. They then rehydrate them when they thaw them, which I learned today only takes 25 minutes! The embryologist looked back through our records and said that these embryos are comparable to the two we transferred when we got bfp with Myles. I think they are beautiful, but I guess I'm a little biased!

The embryologist (pictured below with K and I) was so nice and spent quite a bit of time answering all of my questions. This was the first time I was fully alert and without drugs, so I could speak "science" with him. He told me that he gave a presentation in his former high school biology teacher's classes. I wish he could visit my classes--how cool! My new dream career is to become an embryologist--what an absolutely amazing job! Hmm, not sure that I'll have time to get another master's degree when the twins arrive! ;)

I was anxious until I was able to hear that the embryos had survived and looked great. K was cool as a clam the entire time! I think K is a great anti-anxiety drug because I was surprisingly calm and relaxed the whole time (after seeing the embabies). The acupuncturist even told me that K's pulses indicated that she was quite relaxed.

All in all it was an amazing day! In the last few days leading up the the transfer K's been saying bring on the magic. I am at a loss for words to describe how magical it felt today! I took photos of our day and couldn't figure out why they were so dark and tonight discovered that the flash was turned off. Grrr! I was so mad at myself for doing that! I'm a scrapbooker and archiving every moment of our lives is so important to me. I go and mess up the photos of something of ths magnitude and it just makes me so upset with myself! Obviously the pictures aren't the best quality because of the darkened room and no flash, but at least I have a few pictures of this magical day to put at the beginning of our future child(ren)'s scrapbook! Saying that makes me smile!
K looking beautiful before the transfer:

A nurse checking to determine if K's bladder is too full or not full enough:

The torture I mean transfer tools:

K, Dr. S, and me right after he ever so gently placed our snowbabies in K's womb:

K lying on the bed for 6 minutes after the transfer:

K did pre- and post-transfer acupuncture sessions with my acupuncturist. During the pre-transfer session she listened to her Ipod, sniffed Panic Attack aromatherapy oils (yes I brought this as I used it with all of my cycles), and relaxed. During the post-transfer session the Valium made her sleepy, so she took a nap. Here's a pic with K's legs full of needles:

This final photo is of us getting ready to leave the clinic. K, my wonderful GC, and me, the hopeful IM:

I'm hoping the next photo in this series is an ultrasound picture of our little bean(s)!

23 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy that everything went so well! Can't wait to hear the official "pg with twins" update!

Lisa said...

Yayayayayaya!!!!! I am so excited for you - and K looked beautiful - sorry K - but the embryos were even more spectacular!!!!!

I cannot wait to hear every update!

Niki - how are you holding up?

Mrs. Spit said...

Note from my prayer journal.
K. Embryo's. Transfer. STAY.

yep, that about sums it up. I'll keep on with those prayers.

Heather said...

I can't even put into words how completely amazing this is. Truly. The happiness I have for you all is huge.

TABI said...

Yahoo!!! Congrats on a great transfer!!! These two are going to stick, I can feel it! Now it's just the waiting! I can't wait to hear how it turns out.

TABI said...

Yahoo!!! Congrats on a great transfer!!! These two are going to stick, I can feel it! Now it's just the waiting! I can't wait to hear how it turns out.

Bluebird said...

Oh My Gosh, how completely exciting and surreal!! Can't wait for the next update!! Oh, and I think its awesome you documented your day with photos - what a treasure. And they're *fine* quality :)

Lisa said...

Congrats on the ideal transfer. I have my fingers crossed for sticky little embryos!

Anita said...

Hi I just found your blog and wanted to say congrats on such beautiful embryos! I'm glad the transfer went well ! I'll definitely be back to follow more of your journey...

Bobbi said...

I am so excited!!! I had a huge smile on my face the entire time I read this post. You are amazing K & Nikki!!!!!

Intending To Be Parents said...

Sending lots of sticky thoughts in K's direction! And I hope this 2ww goes by quickly because I can't wait to hear the news of the BFP!! So glad to hear everything went so smoothly!

Bonny said...

So how long do you have to wait now to make sure everything is going well? I'm just curious. I can not tell you how happy I am for you.

Donna said...

How exciting! I'm so happy that everything went well for all three of you! Your journey to a sibling for Myles is so close to fruition! I think about you all the time.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Hooray for you and your DH! :)

Natalia Ritchie said...

What a great day you had!! I remember that day for us, and indeed it was so magical, and so special...and it's just the beginning, I know it!!

mlg- believe N miracles said...

Yay! I am so glad that it went well. Stick embies!

travelaunt7 said...

What a wonderful post! I'm sending you positive thoughts, sticky baby dust, and as much luck as I can muster. Stick twins stick!

Hugs,
Linda

SMK said...

Nikki@ OMG!

CONGRATS on everything going so well! What a wonderful day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.... Cannot wait to read your next message... You are a very lucky lady to have "k"!! Big hugs and kisses!

Jen said...

So exciting! Wishing you, J & K the best of luck and that those two beautiful embabies snuggle up good in K's womb!

Tiffany said...

Wow, how fantasitc! Sending boat loads of luck your way.

Travelwahine said...

Wow, what a wonderful day. I love the photojournaling. It's beautiful, and even if the flash was off, you can feel the magic, through the pictures.

Beautiful. Inspiring.

Sheri-ct said...

So happy and excited for you and J! Your embies have been in my thoughts!!!

Caba said...

Awesome. Wishing you the best of luck and very quick and painless 2WW.