If you read my last post you know that I was up early this morning waiting for the call from the Dr.'s office to find out if we would be a 3 day or 5 day transfer. Jamie answered the phone and I heard "okay, we'll see you in a little bit". I was worried that the embies may not have shown the embryologist their full potential in this short time frame and had some concerns but after my normally pessimistic husband shed some positive light on the whole thing I felt better. I showered and got dressed. Jamie was so sweet to fill my water jug, make me oatmeal with walnuts (supposed to help with implantation) and bananas and a protein shake. He even laid out all of my vitamins and pills. It wasn't long before we were off. The nurses had told me to start drinking water 45 minutes ahead of time but I had read too many accounts of girls in so much pain that I decided to start about 30 minutes ahead and I paced myself. They had suggested 20-32 ounces of water before we arrived and I stopped at 15 ounces. Sure enough, with the protein shake and water my bladder was full.
We arrived at the Dr.'s office and waited in the waiting room for 10 minutes or so and when the nurse greeted me she asked how I was and all I could say is "I have to pee". She let me relieve my bladder partially after she showed us to our room and had us both change into gowns. Relieving my full bladder felt AMAZING. In fact, it felt so good that once I started it was hard to stop, she told me not to go crazy. I walked back to our room and it wasn't long before the Dr. was in. She showed us a picture of our two embryos. They were both 7 cell embryos with less than 5% fragmentation. These were the front runners even though there was a 9 cell-it had more fragmentation.
I've been on couch rest all day. J has been so sweet and has really gone out of his way to make sure that I have anything I need. His Mom, Nancy, also had sent the most beautiful sunflowers to the house which were on our back porch by the time we came home and she later brought over a bed tray where I am typing now. We showed her a picture of her "Grandbryos" as Jamie called them earlier.
A couple pictures of Jamie to close with. He looked like a blue haired Ronald McDonald in his hat and gown. I was laughing so hard as I took these pictures and was so afraid the nurse would hear me laughing and walk in as only a curtain separated us from the nurses!