Friday, April 08, 2005


Twenty-two. Has a nice ring to it, I think.

There are twenty-two new cells in my uterus. Two eights and a six. The eights received a grade of two, the six a grade of three, on a scale of one to four with one being best; they look pretty rough to me, all speckly and asymmetrical, but what the hell do I know? So not the best, but decent. Better than I feared.

Now I am to lie here for four days and ponder. I can stand up to go to the bathroom or to shower (like I'm going to shower?). Jeff is a benevolent hen, fussing around with my pillows, the couch, my lunch; he rearranged the TV room so the laptop can rest comfortably in the docking station on the side table, the ergonomic keyboard on my lap. He's buying me pie. And gorgonzola. During the transfer and after, he held my hand for an hour, till his shoulder fell asleep. He talked to the embryos. I feel very lucky.

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Blogger Anna H. said...

Oh Bug, it sounds good. The numbers and that boy of yours, too.

Waiting with you and sending lots of love north.


4:27 PM  
Blogger Wavery said...

Repeat everything Anna H just said, and wow is my heart warm for you and Jeff.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of love to you and Jeff, Bugs.


5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those look great. Hang in there...

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful man you have. So very sweet.

And your embies look luverly!!! How exciting!!!



5:15 PM  
Blogger Cricket said...

Gosh, I'm so glad for an update. Gives that Ben and Jerry's I just inhaled some additional meaning and a positive spin. Plus, the ice cream is called The Gobfather and, looking at those pictures, it think it suits Jeff perfectly. Don't get up, I'll be running some by there shortly.

5:26 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

All fingers crossed. Go 22!

6:00 PM  
Blogger amyesq said...

YAY!! Wow, that seems like a gorgeous outcome from four eggs! Like you could have had 12 eggs and easily ended up with those three beauts. OK, enough tempting the universe, sorry! Please take it easy. I hope Jeff is also good at watering tomato plants since you will be out of commission for a little bit.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Galloping Cats said...

How cool to see that picture! Sending positive energy your way and waiting anxiously with you over the next two weeks.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Day said...

Bugs, your embies are beautiful!!

Hugs and lots of love to you and Jeff.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous deborah said...

Mustering up as many good thoughts as I can possibly send your way, Bugs. Hang tight...

6:22 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh Bugs...that is WONDERFUL...two 8 cells & a 6 cell...FANTABULOUS! Hoping and praying that those embryos stick in there! And Jeff...he sounds wonderful too!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous AB said...

Them thangs is real pritty. I've got everything crossed for you, baby.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous oliviadrab said...

Such pretty embies! I am dreaming of good things for you and Jeff and those little multi-cells.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

Pretty, pretty embryos. Hoping for the best!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Fingers crossed!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Soper said...

ptui ptui ptui

and every other superstitious thing I can think to do....

7:53 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

2 eights and a six - wow! Great news and so cool to see the pictures! Good luck!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh sweet heavens, Bugs. I'm sending you lots of good sticky vibes, and hoping the next week brings some most excellent news. You definitely deserve it!!!
~Kat/Maternity Genes

11:17 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

So I look at cells every damn day, and as cells go, those are damn purty. Damn purty indeed! I have laid down a benjamin on the top left one for sure, and I know how to pick a winner!

Hang in there Bugs. Enjoy the bed rest, and know that we are all pulling for you and those purty embryos.

Love, Janet

11:28 PM  
Blogger twirl said...

wow... pretty. It amazes me each and every time I see pictures like that!

1:14 AM  
Blogger k said...

Thanks for sharing the amazing picture. How exciting! There they are! Sending you good vibes that they set up shop and stick around for the next 9 months.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous thalia said...

Like bermuda I'm keeping my eye on the top left one. How amazing to see these. Enjoy the couch!

7:48 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Oh, Bug! It looks great, and Jeff sounds divine. I'm thinking really good stuff for you.

8:03 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Um, I meant BugS. Sorry 'bout that.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Yay for Jeff, yay for those 22 cells and yay to you being a lovely warm, welcoming home for the next 8 and a half months. Stay cosy on that couch!

8:45 AM  
Blogger wessel said...

I ran to my computer at the first opportunity to check on you. This is great news! Wishing you many, many more cells in the days to come!

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Oh Bugs, good luck, good luck!!! Thinking of you´two.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to you and those embies. They look mighty fine to me! Hugs. Heidi

3:20 PM  
Blogger Bugsy said...

Gee I have heard people calling their child "seven" but never "eight", "eight" and "six!"! hehe, only kidding. That picture looks so good. You can almost see them dividing more right in front of us. Wishing you all the very best.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Such a good man you have, and such an amazing collection of cells. Hoping hoping hoping that you get some really good news in the next couple of weeks! Crossing fingers, toes & eyes for you and your tiny trio, my dear.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Internal Spring said...

Okay that totally brought tears to my eyes, that man sounds like a real gem.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Joining the list of those thinking of you all! Enjoy the queen treatment - you deserve it.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Patricia said...

That one on the upper left? So good-lucking, and you can tell she's a girl.

Best of luck to you my friend.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous patricia said...

Good lucking? What the...? Uh, good looking.

8:03 PM  
Blogger K|nneret said...

He sounds like a doll. Feeding you Gorgonzola! That's devotion.

Good luck to both of you and all your embies.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Emma Jane said...

I'm so, so glad to hear all three were looking good, and that they're back where they belong, and that someone is taking care of you like you deserve.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

Looks good from here bugs.

Nice photo for the album.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous OvuOpt said...

Enjoy the Gorgonzola while you can, my friend! With lovely embies like that, wouldn't be at all surprised if you're off the stuff for, oh, the next 9 months or so. All kinds of good luck going West to you, sweetie! XO -Lori

5:28 AM  
Blogger Mudbug said...

Luck luck luck to you and Jeff and your little embryos. And thanks for sharing the picture!

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What gorgeous embies. Love them. Now we just wait for them to become kiddies, right?


karen/naked ovary

1:08 PM  
Blogger kristenL said...

What a fantastic monday treat. thanks for the great photos.
Enjoy your bedrest.
Jeff is a gem.

5:36 PM  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

Yay embies! Grow! Grow! Grow! Grow!

12:19 AM  

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