In spite of our initial early surprise, we have managed to have quite a good day. What you see in the picture above is Yogi enjoying a celebratory lunch of peaches and tofu at one of my favorite pizza joints. The beer and pizza slice are mine. My wife had water thank.you.very.much because.........
ALL THREE EMBRYOS SURVIVED THE THAW!!!!!!!
Never in my wildest throes of optimism would I have imagined that. As the doctor was showing us each one and describing their qualities it sounded like technically we have 3, but practically we have more like two and a very small amount of change. These 3 were frozen in the same straw on Day 6 so they were not the best (which get frozen on Day 5) but someone deemed them good enough to freeze, right?
She recommended, based on the quality of the embryos and our previous history (it took three tries to get a singleton the first time), that we transfer all three. Her exact words were "I think this would be likely to produce a singleton." When pressed she said that although possible it would be very unlikely to result in triplets and pretty unlikely to result in twins.
And that is what we did. We transferred three embryos. I never thought I would be typing that.
All three of us went to the office and everyone was so excited to see Yogi. In fact he was even invited to tour the lab with the embryologist, but he declined. Bummer. I would have LOVED to go on that tour. He was also a little unhappy about the fact that Mommy couldn't hold him whenever he wanted, but he was a good sport.
We are staying with good friends and so we spent the rest of the day relaxing and visiting with them. They even planned a little dinner party for us in which we got to meet the 3 week old son of an old friend. I hadn't heard them arrive and so when I came downstairs to find my wife holding a tiny, tiny baby it felt like quite a good day to me.
Thank you guys for your prayers, thoughts and kind words. The last few days have reminded me how very lucky I am to be a part of this community.
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