Sunday, March 2, 2008

Looking out for numero Uno

Since we have one precious embryo (we are calling it "Uno") and don't have to choose the best from the group, Dr. D is having us do a 3-day transfer instead of a 5-day transfer. There is one school of thought that says if an embryo does not make to the blastocyst stage (day 5), then it would not make a viable pregnancy anyway, but the other school of thought says my uterus is a much better place for Uno than a petri dish. We are trusting Dr. D on this one.

HK did my first PIO shot last night (in the handy circle the nurse drew on my upper hiney with a Sharpie), and he is a straight shooter. It didn't hurt at all. I was super proud of him. We iced it down first (my hiney), and I asked for the Progesterone In Oil made with ethyl oleate instead of sesame oil. It's not as thick, so you can use a 25 gauge needle instead of 22. Those 22s look HUGE in comparison! So, I am a bit sore in that area today, but I am not dreading the nighly PIO ritual now that I have one behind me, so to speak.

We are very excited about the transfer tomorrow, 12:30 pm. Hang in there Uno!


kaaron said...

Thinking about you and wishing you the best of luck tomorrow with Uno! I hope he/she snuggles in nicely.

I didn't know PIO came in a different oil, or that there was even an option. Very interesting. I find I am becoming a tad more sore in my second week of PIO.

tobacco brunette said...

Hoping for the best for you and Uno. Good luck tomorrow!

Alison said...

So happy to hear Uno is still holding on strong! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow at the transfer.