On Monday morning (2/25), DH and I were originally scheduled to go in at 9:30am for the embryo transfer. But, on Sunday mid-morning the RE called to tell us that 7 out of the 14 fertilized embryos were normal and that they were growing quite rapidly. By Sunday they had divided to around 60 cells each, so RE wanted us to come in earlier on Monday morning so that he could get them in my uterus as soon as possible.
When we got to the clinic, I was given instructions on what I could and could not do in the following days after transfer, how much bed-rest I should get, etc. RE met with us afterwards and showed us pictures of our beautiful embabies. He went down the list of all 7, 6 were already blasts and 3 were already hatching, and by photo we picked out the 2 embryos that seemed furthest along to transfer. RE also told the embryologist to freeze the others right away, so we got 4 to freeze. 1 was struggling and not quite at the blastocyst stage (I never got a followup call on this one, so I assume the little embaby didnt make it). The grades of the 2 that we transferred were both AB.
I was then told to take my valium with some water, then we were taken to one of the exam rooms. The weird thing is, I was never told to have a full bladder, so I never had the urge to pee while the transfer took place. The u/s tech pressed on my stomach with an abdominal u/s thing, and in came RE. I was already a bit loopy from the valium and feeling pretty good. I was told to say my full name to verify that the embryologist had brought in the correct embryos, and within 10 minutes RE had already transferred them in! I was then told to lay in a reclining position (head down) for 30 minutes while a triangular medical pillow propped my hips into the air. DH stayed by my side the whole time, I think I dozed off. I was then wheel chaired outside while DH brought the car around.
Once home I tried to stay on bedrest on my couch the whole day. It was kind of annoying, and by the 3rd hour or so I was ready to get up. I cheated a little here and there, but I think I got the job done by relaxing and laying flat the majority of the time. I also stayed home on Tuesday, but did a modified bedrest. Today I was very glad to be back at work to keep my mind occupied.
So far just some zings here and there in the uterus area, and I did have some light af style cramping for an hour or so near lunch time. Other than that, nothing. Hopefully the 2ww goes by fast.