March 8th, 2013
I couldn't sleep last night. I had a bad headache and I guess a lot on my mind. When I woke up, the day I have been waiting for was here!
We got to switch the countdown to ZERO!
Since last time our IVF was TOP SECRET we took a different approach this time. We invited my mom to come along for the show and asked several friends and family to pray. Special thanks to all you sweet supporters praying too!
I went to acupuncture before to relax (and the clinic highly recommends it).
They got us right in at OHSU. I had to undress and then the embryologist came to talk to us. He talked FOREVER but the bottom line: our good set of embryos dethawed perfectly and one expanded just as it should and the other had started to expand (I think Darren was happy because 3 freaks him out). Our embryologist's name was Keith. I thanked him and told him I will name my first kid that. I then asked him if our embryos looked cute ;)
Dr. Lee was awesome as usual and that transfer was super fast and super smooth. He shook hands with my mom and said "it's very rare to be able to tell a child their GRANDMA was in the room when conceived." I then said, "it's even more rare to say their were FIVE people in the room." We all laughed.
When I watched Keith carrying in the embryos in the catheter, I choked up a bit. Here they come!!
I got to watch the little liquid with the embryos appear on the screen and they printed us a picture and one for mom. Then I laid there for 40 minutes and then back to "after care" acupuncture.
This time I feel more calm. It' almost surreal. I'm staying guarded but hopeful. One day at a time. I get to go in for HCG blood test in 10 days, March 18th. I think I'll cheat on St. Patty's Day (1 day before). When I feel overwhelmed I just whisper Jesus.
I have been praying and I am so happy that the two thawed perfectly! I am so happy for you, and I can't wait for March 18th!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for standing with us and praying. I can't wait till the 18th EITHER!!!! :)Delete
Holly! I can't believe how quickly time has gone by. Enjoy your bed rest! I will be praying for stick thoughts and baby dust!ReplyDelete