We heard from Dr. Shivani on Monday that the transplant had been done and 5 embryos were put into our surrogate. Of the 7 that had fertilized, 2 were deeply fragmented and wouldn't make the transfer. There were 4 Grade 1 with 4 cells, and 1 Grade 1 with 2 cells. We are really hopeful that something will stick and we'll be back for baby pick-up in the Fall. In fact, I keep having to remind myself that this may not work - usually, it's the other way around where I have to remind myself that it could work.
It's been a week since the retrieval, 5 days the surrogate transfer & since leaving India, 2 days since leaving Paris, and 2 "nights" at home. Our plane was on time arriving Wednesday night, and we were able to get to the house by midnight (my mom picked us up). My head still is kind of spinning/swirling and I'm not totally sure I always know when I am...date, time, etc. But, in the spirit of pushing-thru, Harris and I got up and started doing errands today. We visited 2 friends who have been instrumental in the application of this plan.
As for how Harris and I are feeling, it's touch and go. I am having some stomach distress because of not having eaten fruits and veggies regularly in India...apparently, fiber IS essential and consequences will be paid! We are both kind of emotional wrecks due to lack of sleep, jetlag, and the 2WW. Plus, coming home and having about a million Christmas cards showing all the kids and families grinning up at us has been tough - if I'd realized it would be so hard to see all of those, I never would have opened any of them. I feel a yearning for a child that may or may not even exist at this point that's more powerful than I ever anticipated. We're also feeling various combinations of tired, energized, moody, bereft, happy, scared, anxious, isolated, fragile in every way, and overwhelmed. In conclusion, Harris is treading lightly right now for fear that one (or both) of us may come unglued completely. Thank heavens we have one more day at home before the Christmas madness starts! It's going to be harder than we thought to pull off the "we-are-right-as-rain-and-have-no-secrets" look.
For everybody who prays, and those who believe in sending positive thoughts, please keep us in mind over the next week and a half. Fingers are crossed for a BFP!