Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Last night I had a tough time falling asleep. I knew that this morning would be a defining movement for me and H. We had called on Day 3 to find out how the embryos were doing, but the lab doesn't take calls on Day 4 so we were both just hoping for the best. We arrived at the clinic at 11am for our 11am appointment, they were running behind and we didn't get seen until around 12noon. We met with the Dr (Marcel) and he explained that things were looking excellent. We still had 5 embryos all blastocysts, 2 HBgr1 (hatching blasts grade 1), 2 XBgr1 (I forget what the B stands for) and 1 EBgr2 (expanding blastocyst, a lower grade). We put two back (the highest embryos - HBgr1).

The transfer was a little painful, Marcel had a bit of a tough time with my cervix. The transfer itself went really well. We forgot that we could take a picture of the embryos prior to transfer and forgot to bring the camera with us. Oh well, if we're lucky enough to get pregnant, there will be plenty of photo opportunities later on.

After the transfer I laid on the table for about 10 or 15 minutes and then I was released. Before we left, I was given my instructions to follow for the next couple of weeks and also given the beta day date. We were also told that it looks like we will definitely have two embryos frozen. They'll email is in a week or so to let us know although they freeze on Day 6.

Afterward, we walked down into the the city centre for lunch. It was beautiful, much more beautiful than I would have thought. Hopefully, when we get home I'll be able to post some of our shots. Tonight our coordinator here will be taking us out for a true Czech meal. Should be interesting. I've been told that the pork knee is a true delicacy, we shall see.

Thank-you for all of your support over the last week, and for cheering me on. It's been so incredible to log in and see the comments you've been posting. Sorry I haven't been able to follow along with you, but I'll soon be home and cheering you all on as well.


Lost in Space said...

So glad everything went well and a couple of frozens is a great place to stand.

Now may that 2ww fly right by for you!!

Enjoy the rest of your time there.

Fran said...

I'm so HAPPPYYYYYYY!!! well done my friend, this is a true success, your donor eggs worked beautifully with DH sperm and there you are...PUPO!! really pregnant until proven otherwise!! I have absolutely everything crossed petal, I have a great feeling about this. and please don't worry about commenting on others' blogs, we know you are busy!! Fran

Cathy said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Sounds like you got some really high quality embies there, congratulations!
Have a safe trip home, hopefully that volcano doesn't cause you any delays.

Kate said...

Wow, they must have a great lab (and you great embryos) to get them all to blast!

Spacey said...

YAY for being PUPO! Sending lots of sticky vibes your way.