So transfer day finally arrived. I am not sure if I was ready, but it came as quick as the rest of them. Yesterday flew by which was lovely. It was lucky that we were travelling to Centre Parcs because the journey took up most of the day, then organising and sorting through everything at the villa, before long it was time for dinner. Then my MIL Chris and I spent the evening playing Scrabble. So although thoughout the day I felt panic and chest pain at the thought of tomorrow, it wasn't long before it was time to say goodbye to Monday and hello to Embryo Transfer Day!
Despite my nerves of the day I did manage to get a half decent sleep. The ward nurse had called me on Monday to confirm that our appointment time for the transfer was 11:15am. I asked her if she knew anything about the embryos at all but she said they would not be thawed until the morning of the transfer. She said we would only receive a phone call if the embryos failed to survive the thawing.
As you can expect, my nerves were all over the place this morning. I could not stop looking at my phone. Watching every 15 minutes go by and wondering if the next 15 would bring bad news. I thought to myself that if I could make it to 10:30 without having received a phone call then we should have at least 1 embryo to transfer.
We left our villa at Centre Parcs and got to the clinic in good time. 10:30 passed and I had still not had a phone call so I was feeling quite confident that we would have something transferred. We walked up to the reception, and then on to the ward. Everyone was so lovely, all of their faces smiling, and still in the back of my mind I was thinking 'they haven't made it'...
We went into a little room with a nurse who went through the the details of the day, what we were here for, and what the steps after a transfer are. She gave me 2 pregnancy tests and then asked if we had any questions. Although I was desperate to know what had happen with our embryos, I wasn't ready to know. I didn't want to leave the blissful ignorance of the possibility of everything being ok. However I did think, surely they wouldn't have gone through all of the next steps and given me pregnancy tests if there wasn't anything to transfer?
After a short wait we were called into the theatre for the transfer. It was the same room that was used when Emma was put back in. It was so nice having that as a memory to think about. We were asked to sit down and told that the embryologist, Laura would be in to discuss our embryos. We still were not sure how many had survived, and if they had, were they of good quality. I was still happy to wait for Laura to tell us. I wanted to keep my happy bubble for as long as I could.
Laura walked in and immediately my heart seemed to stop beating and I held my breath. She smiled and explained that BOTH our embryos had survived the thawing!!! We were a 100% couple! She could barely hold her happiness when she then went on to say that they were both doing so well. They were a 4 cell embryo and 3 cell embryo, and neither of them had any fragmentation! They were the best possible outcome we could have had! Wow... I broke down in tears, I could not believe it. I was literally lost for words. How lucky could we be?! We were amazed.
She then left the room to go and prepare our TWO embryos for transfer!
After getting myself undressed and settled onto the chair/bed thing, an ultrasound was used to help guide the catheter in. Then Laura brought our embryos in and we watched as they were replaced back into my womb. Hopefully to grow big and strong and into our beautiful baby(s).
I got dressed and Phil and I left for the hour drive back to Centre Parcs. Both completely shocked at what had happened. Just hours earlier I was worrying about there being no embryos to transfer... and now, here we were, PUPO with two!!!
Two perfect, amazing embryos. Meaning that all 3 of our embryos in total from all of our fertility treatment have been returned back to me.
I know how lucky we are, and I am so grateful.
So for now it is just a case of keeping these little ones snuggled in tight and hopefully in 2 weeks I can do a test and it will be positive!
Positive thoughts everyone!
Take Care All xxx