All 3 Embryos Thawed!

Yesterday was Transfer Day and it didn’t go how I had planned. I had 3 frozen blastocysts with a plan of thawing 1. My plan was to put back just 1 embryo this cycle and next cycle put back the remaining 2. I didn’t want to be left with the scenario of just 1 frozen embryo for a cycle, in case there was a problem with it come transfer day.

I had a call first thing from the Embryologist to say they had thawed an embryo the day before, which had survived the process but had not developed overnight so they asked if they could thaw another embryo. I said yes. I’m a logical and strategic thinker so I was disappointed as that meant I only had 1 embryo in storage. That had never been part of my plan, I needed a new plan, I need to be in control of just a small part of trying to have my beautiful baby.

The embryologist called a couple of hours later to say the 2nd embryo had not survived the thaw. They wanted to thaw my last one. I was so upset. 2 out of 3 embryos were no good, so what if the last one wasn’t good either?!

I had another call, she immediately said she had good news. The last one was looking very good. And the first had developed further so they were going to transfer 2 good quality embryos. The tears I’d had earlier didn’t stop on hearing this news, I was emotional all day.

So now I’m in the TWW and overanalysing everything that could be a possible positive sign. And thinking of the real possibility that I could have twins. I stood in the spare room last night and thought ‘how on earth could I fit two cots in here!’. Hopefully some humour and positive thinking will help in my baby journey.

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  • Double decker cots, lol! They’re a real thing, they had them at a childcare centre I worked in!

    Seriously though, good luck with keeping the crazy at bay during your 2ww and I hope it all works out for you x

  • Haha I’ve never heard of them but they make so much sense!

    Thank you so much x

  • Omg that must have been so stressful and upsetting for you! I’m so glad to hear you got your precious embies back ok in the end. You must have been so relieved. Good luck for the tww xx

  • Yes, I’m feeling a lot better now that my embies are back on board.

    Thank you for your support. I hope you are doing okay too, you’ve had an emotional time this week xx

  • Wow that’s such an emotional roller coaster! Good luck 🤞🤞and take care of yourself xx

  • Thank you Hun xx

  • Wishing you lots of luck! A similar thing happened to us. We decided we wanted only 1 transferred this time but the clinic defrosted 2. We didn’t realise one could be refrozen so decided ok we’d have 2 transferred and couldn’t change our minds back when they told us refreezing was possible. So we had 2 transferred and I am now 9 weeks pregnant with twins! Same thoughts as you - how on earth will we cope? But exciting too. Hope the tww goes quickly xxxx

  • Thank you. I didn’t know they could be refrozen either (they’re not like chicken then!) 😄

    I had a cry with my mum and asked her if she’d help me if I had twins, she said of course she would. Don’t know what I’d do without my Mum! Honestly, I don’t think I’d care if I had twins, it would be just as special, if not more so. xx

  • This story sounds so similar to mine! I too had 3 frozen embryos and on the day I got the call saying the first one hadn't survived and that they was going to thaw another, I then had to set off to Nottingham as it's 2 hours away from me.. all I could think on the way there was OMG what about if the other 2 don't make it and was crying my eyes out.. I got there she took me in the room and said good news the last one survived and is looking great!

    I only transferred the one though as the other wasn't looking so great either.. fast forward to today and I am 8 weeks pregnant 😁😍❤️

    Wishing you the best for the tww 🍀 Xx

  • Congratulations! Thank you for sharing, your situation did sound so much like mine. Fingers crossed the outcome will be too 😊 xx

  • Wishing you good luck on the 2ww. I so love your last paragraph of how you will fit in two cots.

  • Best of luck! Exciting to think you might get twins!!xx

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