I had a pad of paper and a pen ready to go for when the embryologist called. I was prepared to write down the details of each embryo once we got the call. B answered the phone and put it on speaker....and when we hung up the phone, I was overcome so overcome with emotions, I began to cry. But not tears of disappointment...no rather a release of stress and anguish leading up to this call.
The embryologist said "out of the 6 embryos that were fertilized"....(she paused and I closed my eyes for what seemed like an eternity)...."all 6 are cleaving, with one at the two cell stage and the other 5 at the four cell stage"
So we discussed that the surgery center staff would call about logistics for tomorrow's 3 day transfer of the two best embryos.
When B hung up the phone she was instantly flooded with thoughts that came running out of her mouth--she was so excited she began rambling--like the positive effects of the steroids she's been on for a few days (intended to lower her bodies ability to fight anything foreign) and she said "baby, this is so exciting, it's really good news!....oh and I think I'm getting a cold too!"
Not interpreting her words the way she intended them, I was in a moment of silence trying to let sink in what was just said to us by the embryologist, I immediately thought the worst and began to cry.
I do believe it was a release of emotions--especially that my estrogen level was 6500 just two days ago and I'm sure is rapidly returning to baseline.
Ahh, the differences between our personalities and our bodies hormone levels. Yet one more example of how I completely agree that this is a roller coaster ride like none I've taken before.
So tomorrow we will transfer the two best embryos to B. Doing this with the intentions of allowing the remaining four to continue to grow to blast stage so they may be frozen.
Keeping fingers crossed here.
Thanks for listening!