Waiting is the hardest part of this whole process. Now that we’ve had our first transfer, all I can do is sit here and [im]patiently wait for time to pass.
First it was for our surro to feel better. (She got a stomach bug almost immediately after our transfer and felt terrible.) Thankfully it lasted only 24 hours, and she feels better now. Our RE said that it shouldn't affect the embryo transfer. We're hoping that's the case!!
Then it was for her to get back to the airport and be safely on her journey home.
And now it’s for enough time to pass for her to be able to take her first home pregnancy test. *Fingers crossed for a positive!*
Oh god, the waiting portion of this whole process is excruciating. Especially this first bit…although I’m sure all of it will be tough. Not much to do but sit and be anxious. I try not to be, but it’s definitely hard, especially after having read so many other people’s stories. I know all the things that could happen.
And as an update on our embryos for anyone else going through this type of thing and want to know...today I spoke to my RE and he informed me that we have a total of 23 embryos from our original 33 that made it to freezing stage…or “cryopreservation.” (Saying that sounds so sci-fiction.) Of course, we’re hoping that we won’t need to use any of those 23 until a potential later date for a sibling. (Assuming we could ever afford to do this again.) *Praying that we’re lucky on the first try!*