One more day....I am hoping like hell that I hear NOTHING from my RE today, since I was told they would only call if growth ceased on my lonely little embryo. I am opening up the betting pool for how many times per hour I will check my cell phone call log to make sure I didn't miss a message. Even though it will remain sitting right next to me all day. I might be crazy. I am tempted to take my diazepam right NOW.
On the upside of things, my husband nailed the first prog-in-oil shot last night. A little ice to numb my arse, and then a hella long needle jab...and PRESTO!, it went in like buttah. He was piss-in-his-pants nervous about stabbing me with a needle big enough to qualify as a small knife, but he pulled it off without a hitch. I gave lots of positive reinforcement for his job well done. I mean, it works for my dog, so....anyway, yay for the little victories! (And I swear I could probably give myself the injection; it doesn't seem like such a hard angle to maneuver. I kind of like that KB has to get involved with this step, though, since it's one part of the process we can do together. I mean, considering the conception of our embryo took place in different rooms and while I was under sedation....a little needle jab between lovers seems downright romantic.)
Now, back to it.....watch and wait, dither and stew....
8PM Update: No phone call today. This either means 1) they checked on Single Embryo and saw 2-4 cells merrily dividing, or 2) they did not check today and will do so tomorrow morning with the full range of outcomes still on the table. I want 8 beautiful cells and I want a transfer! Serenity NOW!
8AM Next Day Update: S/he is a possibly going to be a late bloomer, at only 4 cells this morning (~60-some-odd hr post-ICSI) but the RE seems to think it's worth a shot. Nothing screams confidence like "I've seen it work before." I will reserve judgment for the picture of our 4-celled wunderkind we get to see at 10:30AM. Not feeling confident, just slightly less disappointed. A long-shot is better than no shot, right?