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Saturday, July 19, 2014

the transfer

   
i got the call a few hours before arriving at the clinic with the results from our PGS testing. we have 10 normal embryos. one being transferred and nine frozen. hallelujah! this whole cycle still feels like a dream.

unfortunately, A had to work and wasn't able to join me for the transfer. he flew to san diego for the egg retrieval to give his "contribution" but had to get back home. but my mom and A's mom were both in the room for my transfer. they were a great source of support and encouragement. 


it was surreal laying on that table and actually having a normal embryo transferred into my uterus. to realize that i finally have a shot real shot at getting pregnant. and of course, i couldn't help but say a silent prayer for k and her amazing gift. we are incredibly blessed.


the actual transfer was pretty quick. i felt some mild discomfort when dr. k (dr. h was on vacay) was inserting the catheter. but i was too mesmerized by the monitor to be bothered. it was truly a miracle watching the doctor push our embryo through the catheter into the lining of my uterus. the emotions that i felt made my heart swell. i love this baby already. i hope and pray that baby sunshine is cozy and decides to stick around for the next 9 months.

our embryo is in the fluid that appears as white spots near the arrow


73 comments:

TwoPlusOne said...

The moment surrounding the appearing of that white speck in the US is mesmerizing, isn't it? Overwhelming even. All the very best for you Jessah. Hope this is the one.
PS. we have to have hideous hospital gowns on in our clinic when we do our transfers - I could never post a photo with those on ;) You in the other hand, look lovely and relaxed.

jAllen said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats on being PUPO! It's so sweet to have both future grandmothers present. Not many can say they were present at conception without others commenting "Ewww"

I hope you don't mind that I'm going to make this comment (and that I did the maths) but your case really demonstrates why CCS testing is useful even with an egg donor. 10 normal blasts is quite a lot, but only 59% of the total biopsied. The embryologist had a 41% chance of picking an abnormal embryo. In contrast, I had a higher percentage of normals (66%) as a 38 year old. Especially when you do have so many to possibly transfer, it seems more logical to reduce the number with data rather than rely on chance.

The Granberrys said...

Praying, praying, praying for you, A, and your sweet baby.!!

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

OMG Jessah!! Prayers and fingers crossed!!

1stcomesloveblog said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you! I just know it will stick!!!!

Infertile625 said...

Oh Jess! How sweet! I pray I pray I pray this is it!

Mrs Green Grass said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! We might've transferred in the same room :). I will keeps fingers tightly crossed and I hope you have a very calm TWW. Big hugs!!

Jennifer T said...

It looks like everything went great! I'm so happy for you!!! This is it!

KC said...

Yay, so exciting!!!!

~ Megz ~ said...

awesome news!!!!!!!!! soooo excited for you!!!!!

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Weylin said...

Saying a prayer for you and baby Sunshine. Am following your journey day by day, you are my hero!

waiting and wishing said...

Yay! Such big and fantastic news! So happy for you... Now, on to a little more WAITING :)

Endo_Life said...

Congratulations and now for the two week wait. Praying for you xxxxx

Brittnie said...

Wow! Praying!! A very surreal moment indeed. I remember that feeling so well, like it was yesterday. Brandon couldn't be at our transfer either. . . my mom was with me. So thankful for family!

Lindsey Gage said...

This just made me cry! I remember the same feelings and emotions 14 months ago at our embryo transfer! So miraculous! Sending sticky thoughts your way my dear and praying for Team Baby Sunshine!

Cristy said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. Saying my own prayer for you all and hoping.

Aramis said...

Congrats on the transfer! Welcome to being PUPO! I hope this is the one for you.

Just T said...

10 embryos? Oh Jessah this is the best news ever. I feel like all the hard times you have been through are finally starting to turn around and you will have your baby soon.
Fingers crossed that your tww goes by quickly and congrats!

Jessica said...

Praying for a sticky baby! Can't wait for your next update! :)

Stephanie said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm praying every day for you and for this baby!

Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

Oh my goodness girl. This is so lovely and beautiful. Praying for continued growth and health.

AM said...

It is truly amazing. Hoping, praying and wishing for your dream to come true!

Aubrey said...

Oh this is all just SO amazing!!! I am so beyond happy for you my sweet friend! Praying so hard!! XO

Kristin said...

Fingers crossed and lots of baby dust!

Lyndsey Davis said...

It's going to work for sure this time. I just know it!!!!! Prayers for your sweet embryo to stick. Prayers and love!

Isabelle said...

I'm so excited for you! Let's get pregnant!

Brianna said...

So, so awesome!!!!

Elena Ridley said...

Hoping that baby sticks!!

Northern Star said...

Oh my GOD Jessah!!!!!!!! How amazing is this?????? Fingers crossed! Sending you so much hope and love!!!!!!

acoursetothefinishline said...

OH BOY!!! FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Hope said...

Fingers crossed for you!! I love the story of how you and K came together and hope that it's just the beginning of a wonderful journey.

Amanda said...

YAY!!! PUPO! Congratulations Jessah! Hoping with you that this is the beginning of a whole new chapter for you and A! I'm so excited for you!

I can haz babyz? said...

Hooray!!! Snuggle in little one!! Snuggle in nice and tight. <3

--Mindy

ADSchill said...

What great news on those embies! Having a real shot feels so good. I am sending warmth and love to that little bub and to you.
MissC

Sausha said...

Yaaaay!!! I'm thinking happy thoughts for you and your hubby! :D

JoJo said...

I'm so glad u had 10 normal embryos! Praying this little one sticks around for 9 months. I'm truly happy for u Jessah. Reading this made me want to tear up. Hope the 2ww isn't to long for yah.

ChickinNH said...

Congratulations on your transfer and on 10 (!!!) normal embryos! I am keeping you in my T&Ps during this wait!

Susan said...

Praying for sticky baby vibes...stick, baby stick!!! Amazing journey you're on!

Dream Chase said...

I love these pictures!! I'm so happy everything went smoothly with the transfer. Wow, your baby is in your RIGHT NOW!!! Praying he or she sticks around. Cozy up lil one, it's gonna be a great 9 mos! *hugs*

Ashley Sanderson said...

Hoping that little embie gets all nice and cozy! Praying for peace and calmness during your wait.

Whitney B. said...

I couldn't have read better news this Sunday afternoon. Congratulations Jessah!!

conceptionallychallenged said...

Wonderful! I'm so very happy that this cycle has been going so well for you. Fingers crossed that, in 9 months, you'll have an amazing gift to thank k for.

Julia Spencer said...

Hoping this is it- what a great feeling to know that you have transferred a normal embaby! Sending you sticky vibes!

Charity said...

Glory to God! So happy for you Jessah! Hoping that little one gets snug!

Sunflower said...

Wow....congrats! Wishing you all the best and hope the TWW passes quickly!

Taren said...

What an amazing moment. Praying that this is the healthy baby you've been waiting for!

Sarah said...

Oh friend. What a beautiful moment for you! :) Praying baby sunshine snuggles right in!!!! Eeek! This is so exciting!

Stephanie F said...

So beautiful Jessah!! I'm saying a prayer for baby Sunshine now.

Desirae said...

So exciting!!!! Sending positive thoughts your way!

Aly @ Breathe Gently said...

I am so so so excited for you. Watching along and praying for you. xxx

Laura Rahel said...

Saying one million thanks to God for this part of your journey! Such a amazing story, I can't wait for more updates!

becca said...

So many great embryos!!!! Congrats. Email me with any questions re the tww. I have done it 3 times now and each was very different. 3rd was successful and I just knew I was starting my period that time! Try to do things you enjoy and do not take a pee test!!!

Liz said...

So exciting!!!! I'm so happy for you. 9 frozen embryos too?!

Kandie Walker said...

Yay!! So exciting!!! Saying a prayer!

Mrs. Kee said...

Praying for y'all!!

Krystal Sullivan said...

Best of luck! Fingers crossed for you!

A Few Good Eggs said...

This is so exciting! Fingers crossed that this transfer works. Hope you are feeling good and getting lots of rest.

A Life Without Mofongo said...

This is so amazing, I'll be praying for you xoxo

Morgan Brooks said...

EEEK, Seriously I can't be more excited!!! This is amazing!! I am checking in all the time for updates, XOX. Many prayers and positive thoughts your way!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Awe this is so great Jess! I hope and pray that everything goes smoothly and that precious little embryo sticks around!

Brenda said...

Yay you are officially PUPO!!! 10 beautiful embryos is amazing! Praying for you and baby sunshine everyday!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Best of luck!! With PGS, you can know gender--did you transfer a boy or girl?!

shay said...

omg! hoping hoping hoping this is it for you sweet friend! i'll be sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way!

AMY MICHELE said...

Tears sprang to my eyes! I'm so excited for you! 10 embroys.. wow that's awesome!! I'll be keeping you in my prayers. Relax and enjoy the beach while you are here in San Diego - Coronado is my favorite. There is also a cool place in PB called "Shades" where you can have lunch by the water. <3, Amy

SmallTownFamily said...

Good luck, Jessa! We also had our transfer on Friday! :)

Mrs. Trumbo said...

Praying for you sweet girl!! Can't wait to here if it stuck!

The Run Away Stork said...

I'm so happy to hear everything went smoothly! And nine frozen genetically normal embryos! What an amazing feeling. I am so happy for you sweet girl and anxiously awaiting your BFP! Keeping you and your little one in my daily thoughts and prayers. Sending you love, strength, and peace during your 2ww!

Ashley said...

So excited for you! Praying for baby sunshine!!!

Marcy said...

Praying that you will be meeting baby sunshine about 9 months from now!

Logan said...

I am so happy and hopeful for you! Praying, praying, praying!

Katie Disimone said...

Thinking of you!

Finley S said...

This is truly such a wonderful gift for you both! What an amazing miracle in itself! So excited for you. Be right At home little eggie!

J and A said...

So excited for you!!!! I tear Jo reading every post. xo

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