Yesterday was Day 0, and today is Day 1, for our little embryos. I got the important call this morning and we have six fertilized eggs! Woohoo - one more than I had expected! I'm feeling a little bit less stressed now.
On the downside, ohmyeffinggod, that needle is huge!
That whole needle, up to the blue part, has to go into my skin,and the one cc of fluid is a thick oil (sesame oil!) which takes a few seconds to push into my body. Adam and I have done it twice now and actually, I think it's harder on him than it is on me. It doesn't hurt going in and the soreness was less than I had expected. But Adam has to work up the courage to actually make the plunge, so to speak. The idea of doing this for a couple of months is daunting, but I know it will get easier, just like the Lupron shots did.
So now I'm on estrogen, progesterone, prenatal vitamins, and antibiotics (which are a prophylactic against infection during the transfer procedure). I'm going to add in baby aspirin today. I've neglected to mention here that my mystery pain (I still prefer to call it that rather than tendonitis) has diminished enough so that I've eliminated the diclofenac, my previous NSAID miracle. I'm not exactly sure why my pain is diminished. One doctor told me the Lupron might help, but I also stopped exercising, which I'm pretty sure was making me worse. Anyway, I'm glad to be off the diclofenac, both for the potential pregnancy, and because it was giving me horrible GI problems. And now I can take the baby aspirin recommended to improve blood flow to the uterus and placenta.
We won't get any kind of update tomorrow. They just let those little guys stew by themselves until Day 3 - Saturday. Then, I might get a call early in the morning telling me to come in for transfer, or I might just get a report on how many embryos are still growing and how many cells they have.