We made it to embryo transfer day, and it all went SO well!!! We were so excited about today, as you'll see in these pictures, and are so thankful that we have had this opportunity!!
Here is Justin waiting for everything to get going...
What a cutie!!
The embryologist came to talk to us about our embryos and the procedure, and she gave us the picture of the two they were going to transfer. She said they looked really good. She pointed out that they, especially the one on the right, were starting to be egg shaped, and that shows that they are getting ready to hatch out of the egg. Before this process, I had no idea that our human eggs have to "hatch", but they do! The cells have to hatch out of the outer shell so they can implant into the uterine lining. So ours on right on track!! (Don't quote me on all the medical facts as a I state them...I'm not in the medical field, so this is my understanding based on what they tell me and the research I've done!)
Here they are!!! They both have the same rating, ExBL(BCC). This stands for Expanded blastocyst, and the letters are the rating of the three different parts: the inner ball of cells (becomes the baby), outer cells (becomes the placenta), and the cavity space between them. The scale runs from A being the best to F being the worst. She said these were very good embryos. We have a few more they are still watching tonight and tomorrow, and they will let us know if we have any that are high enough quality to freeze tomorrow. To freeze, they have to be an Expanded Blastocyst CCC or higher. So we'll see!
We were super excited, and had to take (we are praying and hoping!!!) our first family picture!!!
We so appreciate everyone's prayers as we travel this journey. I can't tell you how many wonderful emails, texts, comments, and words of encouragement we've gotten, and we are so thankful! We are believing that this will be our time to get pregnant and become parents. Thank you for believing with us! We have to wait 10 more days...October 9th is our pregnancy test, and between now and then, I'm planning on laying low, thinking pregnant thoughts =), and trusting God for our future!!!!