Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Transfer complete! Meet the twiblings.

I am thrilled to announce that the final embryo from Vicky's batch DID survive thaw and grew perfectly alongside Libby's! And at exactly 8:22:38am CST I met both of them for the very first time as they were transferred to my uterus.

The transfer went perfectly and I'm typing this post with two very special twiblings on board! What is a twibling, you ask? Here's the Webster's definition.

twibling


noun\ˈtwi·bling\
one of two babies who are not genetically related to each other or to the mother they grow inside of

Okay, I totally made that up. But get used to that word, because I'm going to be using that term to refer to these very special snowflakes - hopefully for another nine months (and beyond!)

And with no further ado, I introduce to you our beloved twiblings:

Vicky's is left and Libby's is right. Each came from a different coast of the USA to meet in the middle here in Texas!

I was not feeling very good this morning both emotionally and physically. I think the doxycycline has been making me very nauseated in the mornings and I had a very high level of anxiety not knowing what the results of thaw would be. But the moment the embryologist came in our room and said the words "they both survived thaw and are doing perfect" I felt tears of joy well up in my eyes. I haven't felt this happy in a very long time. What a relief that they both made it! I am excited that this is the way this part of the story is written.

After transfer, the embryologist offered me some souvenirs: the straw Libby's embryo was shipped/stored in, the vial Vicky's was shipped/stored in, and the petri dish where they met and grew together today. How cool are these? I'm so lucky to have such special souvenirs!


Snuggle in, my beloved snowflake twiblings. We would love nothing more than to hold you in our arms in August.

Thank you for your prayers!

68 comments:

  1. Just wishing you luck! I am hoping this will be it for you. :)

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    1. Thanks for the lucky wishing! I could use as much as I can get! :)

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  2. Congratulations! Such good news! I hope they burrow in deep, and you end this journey with two healthy, happy twiblings!

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  3. Aw this is so sweet! I'm so thrilled you got the very best news! Prayers for you and your twinbling snowflakes! I hope it's the first page in a long and happy story!

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    1. I am too, I really wasn't expecting this to happen. Unreal! Thank you for the prayers!

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  4. great great!!! get comfy embies! thinking of you!!

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  5. Snuggle in Embies!!! Praying for all 4 of you!!!

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  6. Amazing! Grow twiblings, grow!

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  7. How awesome! I'm so glad Vicki's embryo survived. Hope they settle in :) I think it's amazing that you have twinblings in there!

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  8. Great news!
    Amanda

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  9. This is such great news. Welcome home little embies.

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  10. I got goosebumps reading your post. I'm still praying!!

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    1. Ooooh that's sweet. Thanks for the prayers!

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  11. That's awesome! Praying for your miracles!

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  12. Yay! Praying for sticky little embies!

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  13. Congrats on being PUPO! Sending nothing but love and positive thoughts your way!

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    1. Thank you so much for the love and positive thoughts!

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  14. Sending you good wishes and praying for you! Great pics!

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  15. This is so exciting! Can't wait to see what happens!

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  16. Wonderful news!!! Stick babies stick!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to be able to say it happened!

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  18. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Stick and grow, little twiblings!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I hope they do settle in nicely!

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  20. Goosebumps abound!!! I am so happy to read this post :-) what a wonderful beginning--welcome, twiblings!

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    1. I was so happy to be able to write it! yay! Thank you!!

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  21. I love your new term! That was so sweet of the embryologist to save some souveniers for you!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I agree it was very sweet! I'm so glad I was able to keep them!

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  22. You ass I totally fell for that definition!

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  23. Congratulations -- and what awesome souvenirs! I'd wondered what the straws used look like, and now I know!

    I'm hoping very hard that you are going to have success this cycle.

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    1. Me too, I never knew and now I do! Thank you so much for the prayers!

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  24. Amazing news! I am so happy for you! Snuggle in the twiblings! Your Mommy has so much love to give you! And how wonderful that your embryologist gave you such special souvenirs! What an awesome memento to hopefully show your little ones some day! Congrats and good luck!!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I'm really hoping this is IT! :)

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  25. Yay!!! I really hope this is it for you! I've got everything crossed! <3

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  26. Prayers and Godspeed :) Congrats!

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  27. Liz, so excited for you! I love the term "twinbling"! And autocorrect on my phone want to change it to twinkling. LOL! I hope this is it for you. And if you have twins, what an amazing story it will be!!

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    1. Thank you! That's cute too: twinkling! Or how about twinkies? ;-) I'm really hoping this is it!

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  28. How exciting.Praying for you and your twiblings. Can't wait to hear how everything goes.Stay positive.All the best.:)

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  29. Wow! What an adventure! I hope these are the ones. <3

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  30. Awesome souvenirs! :) And twiblings...perfect, I love it. lol. Stick babies, stick!!

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