I’m super happy to report that the FET went perfectly yesterday. My biggest worry was that the embryo wouldn’t survive the thaw but she did great. She continued to grow after thawing and even started hatching. The doctor explained that the circle of cells on the bottom left is the baby and that the top right part is the placenta. Here it is:
I was able to watch the whole process on the ultrasound and the doctors and nurses explained everything which made it much less scary. Basically, they use a speculum to put a catheter into your uterus. They use the sonogram to make sure to put it right on your uterine lining. Once they have the catheter in place another screen lights up and they show you your embryo in the lab (with your name on it) and you watch it get sucked into another smaller catheter. Then they bring it into the room and guide it in. It causes a small air bubble so you can see exactly where it lands. Then the embryologist goes back into the lab to look at the catheter to make sure the embryo definitely got released. It’s all pretty amazing. Here is a picture of my little embryo nestled inside my uterus. I hope she gets cozy and decides to stay.
They explained that when the embryo implants, the lining folds up putting it into what looks like a sandwich. They said it would likely happen that night. I’ve been meditating on implantation and trying to keep positive. I know that I have about a 70% chance of this working because this is a PGS tested embryo but it’s hard to not have doubts. But I’m “Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise” so I’m trying really hard to go with that.
Here are a few more pictures including one of me and my friend who came with me. Of course they assumed we were partners-a very common occurence. 🙂