We transferred two good four cells at 1130 this morning. Dr casual did the transfer. He wasn't as good as Dr Condescending. Decidedly cack-handed with the speculum, but at least he was nice about it. The nurses stood in between me and the screen, so I saw nothing until it was over, but H had a good view. At the end they showed us the bright light of the liquid that carried our embryos, high up in my uterus. Let's hope they know what to do now they're there.
We were not allowed to transfer three. Dr Candour had ruled overnight that we did not have the “extenuating circumstances” that would be required by the HFEA to allow us to transfer three.
The two that we did get to transfer were both graded “good”. One was close to perfect. No fragmentation, cells in the right orientation to each other, generally quite impressive. I'm calling it Buffy. The other was a little less good, although the embryologist insisted it had every chance of making good. Around 5% fragmentation, calls looking a bit clumpy. I've named it Faith. When I finally get back on a computer I will put in some links so that those of you not well-schooled in the buffyverse can have some sense of what I'm going on about. H wanted to name them Bill and Ben (after the flowerpot men, of whom I'm 90% certain you've never heard), but I've unilaterally decided that that is a failure of the imagination and I don't want twin boys, after all.
Of course all that is out of my hands now. We have what we have. Let's hope they find their new environmant nice and cushy.
PS H did my PIO shot this morning and it didn't hurt at all! Any advice on how to do them myself much appreciated. I can't figure out how you get the angle right.