We were so excited walking into CC - possibilities were endless - we couldn't wait to see the 1st picture of our future babe.
|Walking into CC for our transfer|
Once we got changed, we met with our embryologist, Jacob, to discuss our little miracle and see our 1st pictures.
Good News #1: We had 23 little embies make it to our day 5 transfer. 23 possibilities of life. 23 reasons to hope. We never could have imagined having this kind of success when we started down this path.
Good News #2: The One Jacob selected was a 3AA. This doesn't mean much to most, but to us we hit the emrbyo jackpot! They use a rating scale for blastocysts to determine quality and a 3AA is the best possible rating. Like I said, we hit the jackpot. Jacob, the nurse and the doctor all said our little hopeful was beautiful and had developed perfectly. We were over the moon.
At this point, we thought for sure we had tapped out our good luck and already hit our good news quota for the day. But, it just kept getting better...
Good news #3: We had 4 other little hopefuls that met the quality criteria for cryopreservation with a potential of a couple more being ready the following day. We were definitely going to be able to freeze 4...and we only need 1! Seriously, could the day get ANY better?
Of course it can...
Jacob showed us pictures of our hopeful These could be the 1st pictures of our little babe. I didn't really understand what I was looking at...but I knew it was modern medicine at it's best. Simply amazing. At this point, the joy in our hearts could not be contained and a little jig was had. Cue the waterworks - happy tears that is. VERY happy tears!
|After seeing our hopeful...never been so ready...|
To limit stress and distractions, I rested the remainder of the day dreaming of what might be. I also did some hard core cuddling with my original babies...
Now we wait. We go in Wednesday for our pregnancy blood test. They will call with the results as they have with all the other results.. I would be lying if I said that doesn't scare the absolute shit of me. So many "unfortunatelys" with those calls. So much heartache. This time, I am praying that it's a different sort of call. One full of life. One that ends with a happy dance and 9 months of sobriety!!
Thank you thank you thank you for the continued prayers, thoughts and well wishes!