But, pregnancy math is on the same level as toilet paper and paper towel math for me.
With the knowledge of when our embryo will be transferred, we can estimate when my due date long before we actually transfer Timon The Embryo. It’s not official but an online calculator. It does factor in that our embryos are already 5 days old. Frozen in time in 2016.
So, transfer is slated for July 25. Timon is 5 days old. And, somehow I’m 1 week pregnant today. But, I’m not. ‘Cause pregnancy math is weird.
One step closer to getting this big girl a baby sister or brother.
Today’s ultrasound and bloodwork showed we’re right on schedule for our transfer on July 25. There was a slight concern I might need more estrogen in the form of patches, but my estrogen levels were perfect. Phew!
Our two embryos now have nicknames. We’ll be transferring Timon on July 25.
Thank you to everyone for all the amazing ideas! It was difficult to choose, but Chris and I both love The Lion King. We might have to enlist your help for baby names (especially if Timon turns out to be a girl 👀).
Embryo 1 and Embryo 2 just don’t have a ring to them! So, we need your help! We want to give our embryos nicknames until they hopefully grow into happy little babies.
We’ve given our previous embryos nicknames, too! But, we didn’t have YOUR creative minds at work!
Our previous embryos were nicknamed: Pratt & Whitney and Briggs & Stratton. I hope it’s evident that Chris named them. We can’t remember our 5th embryo’s nickname or if we even had one. Poor little guy.
Leave your ideas below! If we have too many favorites, we might open it up for some voting. The options are endless, but we are shooting for nicknames rather than baby names. It can be as silly as “marshmallow” or more sentimental like “faith.” The nicknames can coordinate or not at all. Have fun with it!
Y’all, I’m so excited! We’re getting so close to our transfer cycle!
Time has gotten away from me, but here’s a recap of the last two weeks and what’s to come!
On May 7, we had a “big” appointment with our fertility clinic. We accomplished 3 things. …
1. Had tons of bloodwork done. All came back fine.
2. Had a saline ultrasound of my uterus to make sure I didn’t have any abnormal growths. They took a quick glance at my Fallopian tubes and ovaries. Everything checked out good there, too. The procedure also helps the doctor get an idea of my anatomy, so there are no surprises when they transfer the embryo. The saline is placed in the uterus using a small catheter and made me a little crampy, but it wasn’t horrible.
3. Talked to the nurse coordinator about future appointments and tests, the timing of the embryo transfer, and the medicines I’ll be taking.
We are essentially doing a mock cycle this month, but instead of transferring an embryo, I’ll be having two ERAs (endometrial receptivity analysis) done next week instead. The ERA is a biopsy of the lining to make sure that we have the optimum timing/day for a transfer. This information will help our doctor determine when to transfer an embryo in July.
I started taking estrogen to build the lining of my uterus on May 11. Last Thursday, I had an ultrasound and a blood test for my estrogen levels. My lining was starting to thicken, and my estrogen levels were perfect. I’ll have another ultrasound and estrogen level check this week. I’ll also have to start progesterone injections for a week. Honestly, the progesterone deserves a post of its own. It’s seriously one of my least favorite things about fertility treatments. Hoping it’s all worth it in the end, but injections are no fun!
Everything is going as well as can be expected, and we are so excited for July to get here.