Sunday, September 17, 2006

all quiet on the womb front

I am amazed at just how little I feel after the ET. I guess with fresh IVF cycles my ovaries are still all jacked up causing some twinges...but I feel absolutely nothing going on down there after our FET. It's actually a nice calmness. I had some crampiness for about a week leading up to the ET but now it's all quiet. Maybe it was the acu? Maybe the valium & motrin? Anyway, I'm enjoying it. :)

I had an OhShit! moment last night when I thought about the possibility of all four embryos implanting. I know it's highly highly unlikely, but it is a possibility. But I have the feeling that in addition to our implantation issues (NKCs, LPD, thyroid, etc.) that our embies are also chromosomally-challenged (aneuploid).

They just don't look all that great.

Instead of this perfect 8-cell example:

We have these embryos that only a mother could love:

So that's the situation. If we have any implant at all I'll be estatic (beyond estatic). And if too many implant, then we'll have to deal with that when the time comes. But for now I'm just hoping for ANY!


Jamie said...

I did not feel anything after my first FET transfer either. I think that is pretty normal.

Also, don't worry too much about all of the implanting. Your RE is most likely very right about all of this and knows what he is doing.

From all of the blog reading I have done for some reason it seems like the embies that tend to not look or be as perfect are resulting in pregnancies more. (Or maybe I just notice it because my embryos aways look "excellent" but never seem to implant.)

Good luck -- I'll be lurking and sending some extra hope your way. :)

Southern Comfortable said...

Stick, little guys and/or gals!!! Sending lots of good thoughts your way.