For those who aren’t familiar with the lingo, #DP5DT stands for number of days post 5-day blastocyst transfer. If you want to convert it to days post ovulation (DPO), you add 5 days (because our little blastocysts have had a 5 day head start.
For example: 9DP5DT means nine days post five day blastocyst transfer, and is equivalent to 14 days post ovulation.
Now for DW’s symptoms:
Saturday May 17th (5DP5DT)- mild cramping
Sunday May 18th (6DP5DT)- fatigue, dizziness, trace spotting
Tuesday May 20th (8DP5DT)- mild nausea, dizziness
Fingers and toes are all crossed!
So here are the stats:
Weather: beautiful sunny and warm day (20 degrees Celsius)
Uterine Lining: 12.7 mm (as measured by “wrong hole” ultrasound tech)
Acupuncture was done before (on the car ride to the clinic) and after (while resting in the lounge chair) transfer by moi.
Pineapple eating started yesterday.
Embryos: Two 5-day blastocysts transferred: one AB, one BB
Here they are:
Here’s them coming down the waterslide (catheter):
And here’s them resting in Darling Wife’s wonderful womb:
After the transfer, we went for some 9am Korean food: Gamjatang! We both love this pork bone soup so much, and hope that the embabies like it enough to stay 🙂
I haven’t been blogging much for a couple of reasons:
1. Work is kind of hellish right now, and my grandma once said to me: if you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
2. Ball hockey season has begun, and between weekend tournaments and twice weekly games, I have zero extra time.
3. Nothing has been really happening in terms of our Gayby-making agenda…. Til now.
2014 has consisted of a whole lot of waiting so far. In fact, almost half a year of waiting. First, it was waiting for DW to have two menstrual cycles after her miscarriage, then it was waiting for her weird post-car-accident bleeding to pass, and then another period. Well, 5 months later, here we are.
DW finally bled on April 23rd, started Estrace 3x per day on April 25th, and adds prometrium and endometrin 3x per day as of tomorrow May 8th.
Finally, our 5-day blastocysts move in on Monday, May 12th.
We are very excited, but a little guarded about our emotions.
You’ll probably hear more from me soon!