Twenty One

Yesterday we had a lengthy conversation with the embryologist as well as our RE at our new clinic and based on that conversation we have decided to move forward with this cycle. 

The embryologist explained to us that they dye the liquid cryoprotectant red and the embryos are then frozen onto that. When the opened the tank, there were able to locate the red stuff at the bottom of the tank. They very quickly moved it over to a new vial and dropped it into their tank. So in theory, the embryos should still be stuck to that red cryoprotectant. The good news is that the tank was -180C at the time of arrival so we know that the temperature had been properly maintained. She thinks it will work but of course, can't offer a guarantee.

Yesterday was also the start of my monthly visit so I started my Estrace and Dexamethasone. I also have my protocol. I have an ultrasound and blood work on March 19th to check my lining and estradiol, if that looks good, transfer will be on March 22. 

I have twenty one days to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare myself. I'm going to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. I guess that's all a girl can do.


  1. I'm glad you were able to make the decision. I can't imagine going through what you have, but I think you're right to hope for the best... there really isn't anything else you can do at this point. Just think, these babies will have a loooong story before they were even growing inside of you :)

    PS, what you did to that banana is hilarious.

  2. I think you made the right decision - it would be a shame to miss this opportunity if the embryos turned out to be okay. You never know, they could the ones!

  3. good for you - i hope those embabies are your little fighters, and i do think the fact that they were rock hard frozen should keep them safe.

  4. That's all we can do in any cycle. This one for you is just a little more dicey than most. I've got everything crossed that your totsicles thaw nicely, and then grow and attach in your uterus :)

  5. I'm glad your cycle is proceeding. Best of luck!

  6. Good to hear that they were able to reassure you. It looks like I'll be a month behind you in cycling. Fingers crossed for the both of us!

  7. Hi:) I was referred to your blog today by MillionBabySteps. I will be following you through your continuing TTC journey. I just finished my first IVF cycle and got OHSS, so we are moving on to an FET now.

    I am so glad to have someone to go through this with!! I look forward to seeing your updates:)

  8. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Sounds very hopeful.


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