January 31st, 2006


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We had my transfer at 10:30 today. Before the procedure, the RE talked to us for a bit about the embroys and she really didn't do anything to comfort us or make us feel good going in. Of the 7 embryos we had on Friday, only 2 were still viable or rather one defined as viable and one as marginal. The other 5 did not survive. So we transfered a EB3- (early blastocyst) rated 3- out of 5, and an M2 (morula) rated 2 out of 5. So neither was a blastocyst, 5 of the 7 didn't survive, and they weren't highly rated embryos.

They did the transfer, I have the little copy of the ultrasound where you can see the marked eggs, and I'm now counting the 2 week wait so we'll see. It does freak me out a bit that this is the last time. If this doesn't work there are no more embryos to try. But I won't think about that for now.
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The Red Tent (teeny spoiler)

I recently finished reading Anita Diamant's The Red Tent. It is a lovely story, in much the same vein as Collapse )

As a book describing strong, vibrant women, and the beauty of the connectedness that mothers and daughters can have it can be rivetting. As any form of insight into a woman's life in early biblical times, I'm highly skeptical.

Still smiling, and it's not the sugar high

Last night after dinner, I realized I had nothing sweet for dessert. Hubby recently got me hooked on WagonWheels - I'd never had them before, but I also apparently inhaled all 30 of them! I called hubby and asked me to pick up something sweet, not like a chocolate bar, more like a doughnut or cupcakes. The man brought me home a box of Passion Flakeys and a box of Mille Feuilles both of which are Vachon products, and I'm not sure if either are available in the US, but they are full of sugary goodness.

But wait, there's more! He also brought home a bag of Strawberry Twizzlers, a huge Toblerone, apple danishes, 2-bite blondies and of course a Cadbury Creme Egg.

I have dedicated today to consuming resisting all of these sugary sweets. I would like to sleep tonight.