Had a call from the embryologist this morning (woke me up!) and I thought, uh oh, going to have to do a transfer today. But good news! (I think?) We are going ahead with the transfer on Monday.
Which means we still have 3 embryos of “good quality” going, so the plan is for us to do the transfer on Monday morning. I think the other 2 are still going, but they’re not of sufficient quality. This is basically the same as we had last time and we only ended up transferring one.
She also mentioned that we “might” have the option to freeze (that would be amazing!) if they are good quality on Monday. I’m just hoping they keep going well over the weekend. I keep saying to T that twins would be awesome, but they don’t do multiples in general at our clinic – they are advocates of one at a time, which apparently has less risk both for pregnancy continuing and for the health of mother and baby. I get that but… I’m late 30s and I sort of can’t see myself doing through IVF more times than necessary to have one child. I don’t know. Anyway I don’t think we get the choice.
I don’t have many photos this week as they are all of Dog, and as I am slightly anon, he is too!
Here are my new Nike Air Huareches. I got them in the sale, and apparently they’re super trendy. I wouldn’t know, but you know, I like to think I have a bargain and the current trainers (sneakers) I have are dorky Skechers I got for Disney. They’re comfortable but soooo dorky (I-saw-an-old-woman-wearing-them-dorky) so I decided it was time to treat myself.
The little talked about side effect of IVF is how you put on so much weight and bulk (well, I do anyway, and other people have said they do as well). So it’s important to do a few things to make myself feel slightly less horrendously unattractive! Right now I can only just do up my coat because my boobs have swollen up so much, and I physically can’ took at myself when I get out of the shower. When I complained about my swollen boobs, T complained about his “swollen balls”! I honestly can’t bring myself to do anything though… My body confidence is really not good right now. If I was actually pregnant it would be different, but right now I just feel fat! Plus the progesterone gel (Crinone) build up doesn’t exactly make me feel like sexy time! I’ll have to try and help him out soon!
At least shoes fit whatever size you are!
One of the partners at work had a lunch session (where they buy you lunch for the purposes of being nice / connecting with the people) and he just so happens to be my favourite partner, and I’m working my notice, so I popped along.
Nachos! My favourite.
This is my neighbour’s garden. I like the fact that it’s in a block of flats and that it’s basically a patio, and yet he puts in loads of effort to make it green. He takes plants which have been abandoned and tries to make them live – one was lying on the pavement and I next saw it in his garden!