It’s the day before transfer, and I’m calm. So very calm. I’ve never been this calm during a cycle before, and I know it’s because of this:
I’ve been thinking about the 40% success rate of frozen transfers at our clinic versus their 60% success rate with fresh cycles. I don’t know why I’ve never thought about this before, but maybe it’s not due to the embryos being frozen. Maybe it’s due to the grade of the embryos. It’s no secret that they use the best looking embryos for the fresh transfer and freeze the “leftovers.” What I know, though, is that our embryos are very highly graded and we’ve been told that there’s really no difference between the ones that are frozen, and the ones that were used for our fresh cycles. So maybe our chances are a little higher than the clinic average?
I don’t know. I’m just thinking through it.
I’ve been asked if I’m excited. No, I am not. I will be excited if it works, but I’m a seasoned veteran who knows that there is nothing exciting about the dreaded two-week wait. I hope that I’ll have something to be excited about a week from tomorrow (when I POAS at 7dp5dt), but I’m not excited right now. I’m most definitely not excited about two days of bed rest.* I’m not excited about not being able to really play with Matthew for a few days. I’m not excited about our cable being disconnected today – just in time for bed rest. HA!
But I am excited about my two-hour massage tomorrow before the transfer!
* Bed rest really doesn’t improve odds of success at all. Much research has found that clinics only prescribe it so that you don’t blame yourself later if the cycle doesn’t work.