Friday, April 16, 2010

Waiting for the Call - Updated

Ahhh, waiting again...will the waiting seriously ever end!?! I'm so close I can taste it, which only makes me all the more nervous to see what all this waiting will end with. But here I am waiting for the call to tell me my embabies are still going strong, and what time my transfer will be tomorrow. And I apologize for the suspense, but they did call on Wednesday the day after this post to tell me all 5 embabies were still doing their thing, and I had been pushed back to a 5 day transfer. Cue tears of joy, you would have thought she just told me I was preggo or something! And thank you as always for all the kind comments, with so many people hoping and praying for my embabies I just feel beyond blessed!!

So I literally didn't want to let this woman off the phone, I wanted her to tell me a million more times that my embabies were okay, and made her assure me over and over they would continue to check and call me if anything changes (duh). Still, I needed her to say it. So also told me now I just had to wait until Friday for the call with my transfer time tomorrow. So now I'm waiting again, I'm dying to know how my embabies are doing.

Its funny because if someone would have told me when we were getting started that the hardest week of IVF would be the week between ER and tranfer, I would have laughed and said why? You're not doing shots (except PIO which really aren't as bad as I was expecting), you aren't all hyped out on drugs, you aren't pumping your ovaries full of follies, you get a bunch of eggs and just bide your time until the transfer. So wrong. So very wrong.

I mean this waiting for embaby updates has been just torturous, truly. And the post retrieval side effects really caught me off guard. Sure they told me to drink Gato.rade which I did at first, but by day 2 I felt fine. Then comes day 3 when it literally feels like I ate 7 thanksgiving dinners and can not make that feeling go away. That night my throbbing ovaries literally woke me up twice. It wasn't super painful, more just freaking the crap out of me...hubby got me some tyl.enol and a heating pad which seemed to help. I was convinced my ovary was twisting (something I read while researching OHSS that day at work when I was having the stomach issues) which can result in actually losing your ovary. This is supposed to be extremely painful and very rare, but hey at 2am I was probably not thinking rationally!! In any case I was convinced I was having OHSS and my transfer would be cancelled.

I went to my clinic yesterday morning for a scan, to which I checked out totally normal. No fluid buildup anywhere (a sign of OHSS), and my ovaries are just super swollen. They're normally 2 cm (is cm right), well the u/s lady said they're normally 2 and right now mine are 8 each. So its kinda like having 3 uteruses in my body, which is putting pressure on my bowels, intestines, stomach...pushing everything up. And gravity is pushing everything down onto my hugely swollen ovaries, which apparently takes a week or two before they shrink back down. So while my internal organs battle for space in my body, I just have to grin and bear it. Really looking forward to the days when I don't have to feel my ovaries on a daily basis, ugh!!

Wow, so this post just got really long...in summary today I'm feeling much better. Ovaries are still a rockin, but stomach pressure is better. And my emotional state will hopefully be better once I get this frickin call! C'mon my little embabies, make mommy proud!!!

***Just got the call from the nurse, transfer is scheduled tomorrow for 10:20am!!! I'm so excited we made it. She didn't have an details on my embabies, just that the lab noted they were still being cultured. Really wanted more info, but one more day will hardly kill me. She did say that typical protocol for a 5 day transfer was to have at least 4 good quality embryos. And she said they definitely would have called if something drastic has changed!! And my Dr. is the one on call tomorrow, so he'll be knocking me up...so to speak! I was wondering if he was going to get through this whole thing without seeing my whooha at least once, hah!!!

25 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm glad you don't have OHSS...I had myself convinced I had it too!

I hope they call soon with good news that all 5 are still growing strong.

Jin said...

I hope they call soon. I was wondering when your transfer was and I hope all 5 make it. If more than one makes it, are you going to transfer 2 or just keep it at one?

Al said...

I hope they call soon with fantastic news! It has to be strange to be able to hear how they're developing at this stage so cool!

So glad you don't have OHSS. Hoping for a great transfer tomorrow!

Shanny said...

Oh my gosh! I'm praying for everything to turn out positively :) you will have good embabies, great transfer, no OHSS, a + beta, awesome heartbeats anf beatiful baby (ies)

Crossed Fingers said...

How exciting - I'm glad all five embabies are doing wonderfully! I cannot wait to hear about your call and hear what happens after the transfer!!! Exciting!!

sienna said...

you're absolutely right that the time between ER and ET are the hardest. i almost died every time the phone rang and when it finally came with the final fertilization report, i had to make the lady repeat herself over and over and over again bc i was a bit mental by that point. and since they always called my cell, i thought they'd call my cell again that day, but instead the home phone rang. i was about to pick up and yell at whoever was on the other line that i couldn't be on the phone, so i answered with "who is this?!!!", but it was my clinic. *oopsie*

HANG IN THERE!! i hope they call you SOON!!

Rach said...

Hope all 5 are perfect!! Glad you are feeling a little better too.

Littlest True Blue said...

phew for no ohss! I'm cheering on your embabies from Canada! woot woot! Grow babies grow! Hope all goes well tomorrow! Let us know how they are doing when you get the call.!!!
LTB

Maureen said...

Oooh, I can't wait to hear! Hang in there honey. I am pulling for you and those embabies!!

Kim said...

Great news! Love the name embabies!! so cute! I can't wait for your phone call either!!

Now what you described with your ovaries, is what I felt when I took 100 mg of clomid. Did you feel that pain when you took clomid?! I am getting freaked out, in case we have to do injectibles.

A said...

So exciting! I'm praying for you!!

Secret Sloper said...

Ouch! Those ovaries sound killer.

I am on pins and needles waiting for the results of your embabies (and let me just say, yay! to all 5 kicking ass and taking names. Those embabies are ALREADY such smart little go-getters), so I can only imagine the torture you must be going through. Let us know when you hear! Can't wait for you to be knocked up tomorrow :)

sienna said...

great news about the transfer tomorrow!! are you transferring 1 or 2? i hope you get some snowbabies out of this my friend :o) LOTS OF LUCK to you tomorrow!

ps - transfer is a breeze, so don't be nervous :o)

Katie said...

I am SO excited about tomorrow for you. That is excellent news! I'll be thinking about you all morning and looking forward to reading your update. YAY! By this time tomorrow, you'll be pregnant!

Holli said...

That is awesome news! Sounds like you definitely have some quality embryos! I hope all goes well with your transfer! Thinking of you...

AplusB said...

Good luck tomorrow! Sounds like everything worked out perfectly! Sorry you're uncomfortable with swollen ovaries, but hopefully it will only get better from here on out. Sending you lots of sticky baby vibes!!

Leslie said...

I am SO glad your embies are doing so well and I hope your transfer goes perfectly tomorrow. Lots of +++ thoughts coming your way!!!!

Ashley said...

So glad you don't have OHSS! I had convinced myself I had it last time too and oh my gosh was the pain horrible!! But at least you are starting to feel better and yay for the good report on the embies!! Fingers crossed for a smooth transfer tomorrow!! :)

Kim said...

Oh you are probably getting ready now for your ET!!!! (depending on where you live) Either way glad I stopped back to say one last time...good luck and with the utmost confidence, you ARE GOING to me a MOM!!! Stick babies stick!!!

suchagoodegg said...

You are en route to getting KU and I am SO EXCITED for you!!!!! Sending tons of stickiness your way. xox

lowfatlady said...

yea, you made it! Good luck, I will be thinking of you!

wait, what? said...

I hope the transfer went well! Enjoy being PUPO and I look forward to hearing your good news in the next two weeks!!

Andrea said...

Hey Honey :)

Little Embabies..."may you stick and grow" I have ALL FAITH :)

I can understand the worry, as you are creating a baby. What a beautiful process and how lucky we are to have such options. I have to remind myself of this on the days that I feel defeated.

Cheering you on from the sidelines!!!!

Praying for you and Hubby :) Nuthin' but Positive vibes!
xoxo

Trinity said...

Hope the transfer was a smooth process, BG! Did you get to see the actual transfer on the monitor? Isn't that just the craziest thing? Like, a literal spark of hope.

I'm hoping you're enjoying lots of bedrest and that there is a gorgeous lil' blast setting into some prime real estate in your uterus. Got everything crossed for ya, even my heart! :)

XXX

Dear Diary said...

OMG how amazing and exciting!! Can't wait to read your new post tomorrow or this week. I'm sure everything went well and you are resting. Praying for you!!!