I can't believe my transfer was already 9 days ago and I haven't written about it. Have I mentioned I'm exhausted? I went to bed at 7:00 last night, got up to do my pio injection and then went back to bed. The only thing keeping me up right now is that I have to give myself my pio injection (hubby is in class) in an hour.
Anyway, on to the transfer story...
Hubby had to be out of town on Wednesday (he's the only one who does his job so didn't have much of an option). So we decided to call my parents to tell them what we were doing (they didn't know) and to ask for their help. My dad told me they would cancel any plans they had and drop everything to help out (how cute is that?). I asked my step-mom to take me and I immediately got a text from her saying she was 'honored, excited and so happy'.
Wednesday morning I woke up and ran a couple of errands before heading to acupuncture at 10:30 a.m. Around 11:15 I arrived at my parents house. My dad met me in the driveway and gave me a big hug and told me how excited he was. When I walked into the house, my step-mom was wearing a purple shirt and commented on my purple shirt -- saying purple means June babies! Apparently she had been doing her research! I took my Valium and started drinking water.
We got to the clinic a little before noon and my favorite nurse called me back. I got changed into the gown, footies and hair guard, and my step-mom got changed into scrubs, footies and hair guard. At this point, my bladder was really full, so Katie, the nurse, told me to find a happy medium as the doc hadn't arrived back from surgery yet, so there would be a wait. I was able to relieve myself a little bit and headed back to the transfer room. My step-mom and I sat and chatted for about 20 minutes until Dr C. arrived. During this time Katie also gave my step-mom the list of instructions/restrictions for the 2ww, so my step-mom read them to me. I read the list later and giggled a little when I realized she had skipped some of the instructions -- like no sex during the 2ww.
Dr. C came in and told me we would be transferring one "perfect" embryo and I asked if that was the only one that survived to day 5. He said yes, but that it was perfect so he had a good feeling. He gave me a picture and we were off. Before I knew it, Katie was showing us the ultrasound monitor and where the embryo was being placed. She printed out a picture for me to keep of the placement. And yes, my bladder was REALLY full according to the ultrasound! I had to lay there for another 30 minutes, and then we were allowed to change and leave.
My parents had decided it would be a good idea for me to spend the night at their house, since hubby wouldn't be home until Thursday night. I was hesitant, as I think the last time I stayed overnight with my parents was when I was in college! It was great though -- I really didn't lift a finger to do anything for all of Wednesday and Thursday morning. My step-mom had even gotten me some chicken noodle soup from Costco -- so I would have comfort food. (If you live near a Costco, you MUST try this soup)
Late Thursday morning they brought me home and I continued on strict bed rest until 10:00 Friday morning when I had another acupuncture appointment. The rest of Friday I laid low and hung out on the couch as much as possible.
It was great to be home, and even better to have hubby home late Thursday afternoon. My cat was pretty pissed off at my during my time at home. He loves it when I lay on the couch and he lays on my chest/stomach. I wouldn't let him do that of course, and so he refused to lay anywhere but at my feet -- he was NOT going to cuddle next to me. Luckily he has warmed up a bit since then, but still lets me know often how unhappy he is. Sorry kitty, but you are 16 pounds and I've got precious cargo in my ute.
I am so thankful for my parents and how wonderfully supportive they have been through this process. My dad and step-mom didn't get married until I was in college, so she and I have never been super close. It meant so much to me that she was able and willing to be a part of this process with me and if this results in a grandbaby, their relationship will be so very special! I'm not going to lie -- I have really missed my mom so much the last 6 years during our infertility struggles. It was really nice to have these special moments with my step-mom.
Beta is early next week. I'm feeling remarkably calm, although I can feel the anxiety creeping in. Symptoms come and go, and I really feel like it could go either way. Honestly, I have tried not to picture anything other than it working as an option. There have been many BFPs among the bloggers I follow, and I am hoping to add myself to that rank as well.
Thanks again for all of your thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes! They are all very much appreciated!
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