According to the embryologist, they both survived the thaw and were re-expanding nicely. I asked what that meant, and she explained that when they get cyropreserved all the moisture in the embryo is drawn out. Otherwise, it would cause problems during the freeze. When they are thawed, that moisture/fluid goes back in so that they will continue to grow. I know this doesn't sound very scientific, but I am explaining it in layman's terms as I understood it.
Both embryos were of good quality, one slightly better than the other. I think she said they were both about grade 4BB, which honestly doesn't mean much to me. I don't care. I just care about the end result, especially because I've learned the most beautiful embryos don't always lead to a take home baby. I've heard too many stories about poor quality embies resulting in beautiful, healthy take home babies to care what the grade is. She said they were good and they survived the thaw. That's good enough for me.
I managed not to pee myself on the table this time after the transfer. The same nurse that had to clean up my mess last time, was my nurse today. Thankfully, she didn't remember that embarrassing incident! However, I was supposed to wait 30 minutes after transfer before getting up and going to the bathroom. They had asked if I needed a bedpan, but I thought I could tough it out this time. Well, I should have taken the bedpan. Oy, it is miserable having such a full bladder. I didn't pee myself, but I did have a bit of trouble waddling to the bathroom without making a fool of myself. Thankfully it was right next door! I also chose to cut my 30 minute wait down to 25. I figured those 5 minutes weren't going to matter that much.
Yesterday was our first round of the State Playoffs. We were supposed to play the day before, but all that Oregon rain that has been missing this entire Spring decided to show up. So we ended up playing yesterday, the game getting moved to a turf field so we could play rain or shine. Well, it was in the rain but we got the game in. We lost. I was proud of the team for playing hard and trying to compete against the #1 seeded team in the State. I was disappointed to lose, but oh so relieved that I didn't have to worry about the Quarterfinal game that would have been today. Now I get to spend my weekend relaxing and working on all the softball awards. I make them posters instead of giving them trophies. They are personalized and the girls love them. They are much better than a boring ol' trophy! It means a lot to them, and it means a lot to me that they hang them on their walls. Whenever I go to one of their houses for team dinner, they always have to show me their room with their posters hanging on the wall. It's pretty awesome.
Today I was also given the incredible honor of being recognized in The Stirrup Queens 444th Friday Blog Roundup for my Prom Talk. I must admit, I feel like I've won an Academy Award or something like that. I just have a hard time putting myself in the category of being that interesting, or writing well enough to get the shout out.
With that, I want to say thank you so much to all of you that do take the time to read my blog. Thank you for putting up with my infrequent posting during my softball season. I am SOOoooo incredibly behind in reading all of your blogs, but I am slowly but surely trying to catch up! I should have plenty of time this weekend, while my husband is off coaching our summer team in their first tournament of the year. I will be home taking it easy, working on my softball posters, and reading your blogs.
By the way, have I told you I got pregnant today? I am beyond excited and hoping we really do get that bfp!