Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm Pupo!!!


I can't believe I'm saying that, in a way it seems like this whole IVF cycle has been a blur! I remember popping my first bc pill thinking the end seemed SO far away. But now I'm entering the home stretch, and I just hope this final week isn't quite as agonizing as last...but I have a feeling that won't be the case! Hello worst tww of my life! Please be kind to me, and if its not too much to ask a BFP would be amazing!!!

Okay, so now to the details of the transfer! Friday night I don't know how I slept at all, hubby and I were so nervous...especially since we really didn't have any details about our embabies since the call on Wednesday. I swear I kept waiting for the call to tell us there was no need to come in on Saturday for the transfer. Even on our way downtown that morning I kept praying that my phone wouldn't ring.

So Saturday morning arrived (with no cancellation calls), and I got up and showered and then we headed downtown for my first round of acupuncture at 8:15am. On the way down I downed a V8 to start the whole process of filling my bladder. I finished up around 9, and we headed over to my clinic which is next door. The nurse had told me to arrive at 9:20 so we were a little early which turned out to be brutal because they didn't end up calling us to go back until close to 10. Probably the longest hour of my life! So they bring us back and I think okay, finally!! But no, we sat in that dang room for another 50 minutes. I wasn't nervous for the procedure, we just wanted the news on our little embabies...because hubby and I were still waiting to make our decision on transferring 1 or 2 until we knew what we were dealing with.

I was also pacing my water drinking for a 10:20 transfer time, and not an 11:15 transfer. And let me tell you when someone tells you to drink but not pee, pretty much the ONLY thing you can thing about is how badly you want to pee...so brutal!! So finally my Dr. arrives a little before 11, he gives us the low down on our embabies. We have 4 very good quality, and the last little guy is moving a little slow but they're going to keep watching. I was totally shocked, I had pretty much given up the hope of freezing any of these guys and here we were with 4 blastocyst babies!! Hubby and I took a few minutes to decide what to do, the Dr. said we only had to transfer 1 with our quality and informed us that transferring 2 would give us a 5% chance of having triplets, which he definitely wanted to avoid with me being on the smaller side. We made a game time call to transfer 2!

The procedure itself was super fast, about 5 minutes and very similar to an IUI. I was beyond nervous while they did it though, almost in tears. I kept my eyes closed the whole time, and just concentrated on not peeing on my Dr. And yes, being me...the person who is always saying inappropriate things...totally told my Dr. I was scared I was going to pee on him. I couldn't see if face, but hubby said he looked VERY scared when I said that, hah! But my god, these people were an hour behind...can you imagine how my frickin bladder felt!

So to wrap this up, I'm now PUPO with two little embabies...who are nicknamed Scooter and Skeeter. The embryologist called yesterday to tell us they successfully froze our other two blastocyst babies, but unfortunately the last guy didn't make it. She also said we transferred to really really beautiful embryos so hopefully I won't be needing the frozen guys for a little while. Oh man, we can only hope!! So begins what I imagine will be the longest and most agonizing tww so far. My beta isn't even until the 27th, a week from tomorrow!! I swear that seems like a really long time, and still haven't decided if I'm going to try and hold out (hubby's preference) or POAS. I guess time will tell, which me luck girls...this is it!!!
ps...That is not my picture (apparantly my clinic doesn't do that, bummer), I do have a pic of the screen shot of the u/s with two teeny tiny white dots when they shot the embryos in my uterus. But its pretty blurry!

32 comments:

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Wow! That's so exciting! I hope your 2ww goes quickly and that you get a BFP!

Jin said...

Love the Muppet Babies reference! I hope Scooter and Skeeter are both sticky. Arggh, I can't wait until the 27th, even though that's what, 8 days away. So excited for you!

Jessica said...

YAY..I am so happy for you!!
The 1ww is brutal...just keep yourself busy!!
Enjoy being PUPO!!

sienna said...

i'm glad that everything not only went well, but that you have 2 embies on ice! i have a *really good* feeling about this for you. i hope the 2ww goes by super fast!!

Secret Sloper said...

I'm so excited for you! Little Scooter and Skeeter sound so cute! Oh, I have every limb crossed that those embabies latch on and hold on tight and make you a mommy soon :)

Just Me...C said...

Yayyyyyyyy! I really am so very happy for you. If you hold out until your beta, you are super woman!

Crossed Fingers said...

I'm so happy for you and I have a really calm, peaceful feeling about your transfer too. I think this might be it! I have really good vibes about it! I cannot wait until your beta!!

Trinity said...

Yahooo for PUPO! I, too, had to wait an excrutiating amount of time with a near-rupturing bladder! I finally begged the nurse for a teensy bathroom break, and she told me I could only pee for 15 seconds. I stopped at 10 because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to stop if I went all the way to 15, hahaha. I had my transfer an entire week before you and my beta isn't until 4/26, a day before yours. Our clinic is ridiculous! ;) I'm hoping that next week brings you some stellar news! It is agonizing at times...I vascillate between "This has to work!" and "Give it up, this is already over." It's cruel indeed!

Anyway, high-fives all around! Wooo!

suchagoodegg said...

So happy for you, Andrea!!!! You are totally PUPO and I loooooove it. Praying for twins for you. And a super high Beta. You can do it this week, we will help you thru the agonizing wait!!! xo

Rach said...

Yay! Congrats on 4 great blasts!! Good luck during the 2ww!

soo said...

Congrats! Good luck during the 2WW! Lots of positive vibes for you.

Al said...

The full-bladder thing sounds terrible!! UGH!! I had to have a full bladder for each of my IUIs and OMG it's so horrible.

YAY for being PUPO!!! I'm so pumped for you and I cannot wait until the 27th. Hope the wait goes very fast and you have some fantastic news next week.

BabyWid said...

That's amazing!! Fingers and toes crossed for you, I really hope you see your BFP soon!!

Kim said...

I have been waiting pateiently....and it was worth the wait girl!! So glad everything went so smoothly, aside from having to hold your pree so long- that in itself is torture!!! So the 27th?! Arghh, what a long wait! I like your decision to go with two. xoxoxoxoxoxox

Geochick said...

Congratulations on 4 good looking blasts!

Chelle said...

Oh wow, great news all around! (Minus the waiting and needing to pee parts.) It sounds like everything went great, so hopefully things ARE great.

You are totally in my prayers and I am on pins and needles for you. Hurry up and get here 4/27!

Ashley said...

Yay for frozens! And yay for two great blasts being transfered!! Why did the doctor give you a 5% chance for triplets if you only transfered two? Fingers crossed for you!!! :)

Browniris said...

I am so happy for you! I hope that Scooter and Skeeter decide to stick around. Good luck!!!!

Andrea said...

Woooo Hooooo!

Way to go GIRL! You have been a super trooper through all of this :)

Two little Embabies and two Totsicles in the freezer....I'd say you are back to Over Achiever status!

I'm praying for those little embies...xoxo

My advice: GO and do some very nice things for yourself to busy the mind. Self indulgence is fab!

xoxo

Maureen said...

This is soooo exciting! Come on skooter and skeeter!!! Praying for two sticky babies for you and for the 2ww to be as painless and quick as possible.

Amanda said...

PUPO!!! I'm so happy for you! Its a great feeling knowing that you have your own babies inside of you.

1 week should fly by.... ;) haha

Holli said...

That's such wonderful news! Enjoy being PUPO...for hopefully 9 long months. :)

Wishing 4 One said...

Oh girl how very very exciting!!! I remember my first 2ww after ivf its brutal but keep busy and it will go fast. I am so happy for your blast babies right now and pray they stick around and make their way into the world in 2011. Yeah you are PUPO woo hoo!

wait, what? said...

Congrats on being PUPO!!! I'm happy to hear that the transfer went well. Good luck with the 2ww!

Patrish said...

Congrats! So happy your bladder didn't give....LOL. Sending you positive vibes as you suffer the 2ww. Hope it passes quickly!

R.J. said...

Sweet!! I knew those embabies would make it:) Blasts = a great chance - I'll be thinking of you!

lowfatlady said...

Congrats on being pupo! I hope you hear some good news in a week!

The Steffens said...

Scooter and Skeeter are the cutest embabies ever! Fingers crossed for you. Very excited!

Dear Diary said...

Wohoooo how awesome!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I'm also waiting two weeks ughhhhhh I hope it goes by super fast. Yayyyy!

A said...

Praying your little ones will snuggle in tight!

Stefanie Blakely said...

Scooter & Skeeter! I love it!!!! Thinking about you and hoping those babies are snuggling in for the next 9 months!

AplusB said...

Yay! PUPO!!! Come on Scooter and Skeeter - settle in now! I am so freaking excited for you and hope you get great news in a week.
Sorry about the pee situation at the RE's office. I would have been dying. Worst feeling ever. Hopefully it was all be sooooooooo worth it when you get your BFP!