Thursday, July 1, 2010

Waiting & Hoping

Monday's transfer went very smoothly. I had an acupuncture session just prior to the transfer, and another following the transfer. Michael's mom stayed with me and held my hand during the transfer, and my mom waited and prayed in the waiting room.

Both embryos "defrosted" perfectly according to the embryologist. One was already hatching, and they considered that to be a very good thing. Hatching just refers to the stage of development where the embryo is expanding out of its protective exterior in preparation for implantation in the uterus. One of the embryos was considered to be grade AA and the other grade BB. Those grades usually refer to the expansion of the embryo and the inner cell mass quality. My doctor has told me that my embryos were good quality, and on Monday he said he thinks we have an excellent chance for success.

Since Monday afternoon, I've just been taking it easy resting in bed. Today is my first day out of bed, but I'm supposed to be sedentary through Sunday. I'm being well-cared for by my mom, Michael's mom, and my sister.

The pregnancy test is scheduled for next Thursday. We're hoping and praying for a positive result, of course. Thanks for keeping me in your prayers and for all the wonderful messages of support here and on Facebook. I really appreciate all the love!

25 comments:

  1. Hoping and praying for the best! Take it easy and enjoy your "couch potato" days as much as possible. (((HUGS)))

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  2. Glad to hear things went smoothly. Praying that it continues to be smooth sailing.

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  3. Love and prayers headed your way! What a wonderful report from the doctor, and I love the image of both moms-or rather, grandmothers-there with you praying during the procedure!

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  4. OMW... I am soooo excited..
    be careful girly..
    I am hoping and praying..but I really think you will have a little boy and girl on your hands soon..
    LOVE YOU BIG...
    Hugs..

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  5. Sending more and more good thoughts your way. Glad to hear you are being well taken care of and that Michael's mom is so supportive. How very special that she was by your side during the transfer...

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  6. I wanted to share that I transferred two blasts, one of which was hatching, during my fresh IVF/PGD cycle, and I was as convinced then as I am now that that hatching blast became my son.

    Sending positive vibes your way.

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  7. What beautiful possibilities !!!! The thought of this being successful makes me smile from ear to ear. Praying, waiting, and wishing for your hearts desire. xoxoxoxox

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  8. Oh man!!! Sending HUGE good thoughts.

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  9. Aren't you so glad it's all in the Lord's hands? That all you can do is all you can do. He knows not only the outcome on Thursday, but the ultimate outcome as well. Rest in that, that He loves you and that all things work for good. Love you!

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  10. You have so been in my thoughts. I have clicked on your blog many times each day hoping to see a great update. My prayers will be with you for happy news next week:)
    Hugs

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  11. Sounds like you have a lot of love and support around you which is great. Good luck!!

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  12. Praying for you all week. Such a wonderful picture of love surrounding you on this speical day. Pamper yourself while you can.

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  13. Sitting in a beautiful English garden thinking of you.

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  14. Wow, Joannah...this report couldn't sound more promising. Hoping for the best for you. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. Big love...xo

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  15. I love the way you've chosen to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. You are safe in His love!

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  16. Best of luck - it sure sounds promising!

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  17. Praying and thinking of you! Huge amounts of positive thoughts! Very excited for you! Sarah

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  18. Late to the blog...but had picked up on this on Facebook. Wow! Praying for you and hoping for good results next Thursday!

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  19. Praying for you daily, Joannah. xoxo

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  20. You've been in my prayers daily, dear Joannah!!! So hoping for a wonderful outcome!!! Love you, Janine XO

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  21. Praying, praying, praying. :)

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  22. Love and love and love and love
    so very hopeful.
    this would be just simply magical.

    xoxo
    kate

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  23. Waiting and hoping with you!

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  24. Thinking of you and praying for a positive outcome!

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  25. I am PRAYING for you today!!!!
    My password to type this in is "Shild" which looks and sounds like "CHILD"..I am so praying this is a GOOD sign:)

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