Meet Nemo.March 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Posted in FET #6: Another Chance | 23 Comments
We have never had an issue with embryo quality. Whenever we’ve done a thaw cycle, we’ve had a 100% thaw rate.
So J and I have named all of our embryos. Starting with the first letter of the alphabet, we’ve gone through the letters to N.
Before now, anyway, we’ve always had chance to name ALL of them.
Not today, though.
They thawed 6 embryos to get to this one. Five did not survive the thaw.
After my doctor told us, J shook his head and said: Wait. Do we have to name all of them?
I quickly amended our naming rule to only cover embryos which have been transferred. We don’t name dead ones.
Five didn’t survive.
This guy did, though.
And we call him Nemo. Because he was the only one of his group that survived. And he’s not perfect – he’s got a gimpy fin.
(I mean, he’s not ALL bad. My doctor says he’d give it a B+ or A- if he were grading it himself.)
Transfer itself went okay – was more painful than usual, but he had no issues getting the catheter in.
We have one straw left with 2 embryos of questionable quality.
Which means that the next cycle will most definitely be a fresh one.
But. I’m getting ahead of myself.
My beta is Sunday morning, March 20. Which happens to be the weekend we are celebrating O’s 3rd birthday.
And so that I can keep my focus on the family I DO have, I have decided that I will not pee on a stick before my beta.
I’m surrendering the pee sticks given to me by my friend D to my best friend, who will keep them in hiding for me.