Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It Still Hasn't Sunk In Yet

As I sit here, teleworking from my couch, it still has not sunk in yet that I'm PUPO again. It's such a great feeling as I can be nothing but hopeful. I know that the outcome is not in my control, so I'm just going to believe in the positive which is way better than believing in the alternative.

Yesterday's transfer was perfectly uneventful. We arrived early so I could do a pre-transfer acupuncture appointment with the practitioner who is in the same building as my RE.  It's so convenient and relaxing. I actually fell asleep during the appointment and I only woke up because I was snoring a little bit.

Then it was off to the RE's office. Hadn't been there in 18 months and a few things were different, but it felt mostly the same.  I finished drinking my water and we were called back right about on time.

I was so happy to hear that they only had to thaw one embryo and that we still had 3 more frozen.  RE said that the embryo we were about to transfer looked great.  The procedure itself went very smoothly and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I only had to remain on the table for 5 minutes after transfer. I was complemented on my "perfect" bladder - hahah.  I tried really hard to drink enough water ahead of time but not so much that I was super uncomfortable.  I never know what to say when docs complement you on body parts, so I just said thanks! I swear the last few times we transferred, I had to wait about 10 minutes before I could get up to use the restroom.  That was a welcomed change.

E and I both took a few seconds to reflect on the amazing fact that we could be welcoming another baby into our family 9 months from now.  Most couples just get to have sex and then wait, but we have had to jump through so many hoops to get to this point and to even have a chance at this, is incredible.

Beta day is November 11 and I will try my best not to test until next weekend at least.  Hoping the time goes by very quickly and of course, if it's not too much to ask, for another happy ending here.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lining Check - FET is a go!

Well the title says it all really. I went in for my lining check this morning super nervous that it wouldn't be thick enough, but alas - they measured 3 times just to be sure it was over 8 and the nurse recorded 9.5, 10 and 10.3 for measurements so we're definitely in the clear.  I had been having a lot of CM lately so I knew something was going on down there, but still I was nervous they'd delay me like my last FET.

Tonight, E gets the pleasuring of doing 2 IM injections for me. I'm super nervous about the PIO shots as this will be the first time I'm doing those and I've heard they are a nightmare. Maybe I'm psych-ing myself out - I can do this! Heck, I thought I couldn't even go through with IVF and I've done it twice. Oh and I thought there'd be no way I could get through my C-section and I did that too.

Transfer is set for Monday and they will call Saturday with my time. I'll be able to do a pre-transfer acupuncture appointment right before the transfer like I did for the last transfer which is great. Oh boy, I can't believe this is actually happening!

The plan is to transfer one 5-day blast. I've got 4 frozen which is great news thought it makes me a little nervous thinking maybe they all will work! Now wouldn't that be something.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

And We're Off

With two IM injections of Del Estrogen under my belt, we're fully inder way for this FET. Boy, I almost threw up when I saw those needles again. Could they be any bigger!?!?  I have my lining check on the 23rd and will keep you all posted.  I'm nervous my lining will not be ready and they'll have to push me back like they did for my last FET but being pushed back is better than getting cancelled for sure.  I am doing PIO shots this time around and am super nervous because I've heard they are a nightmare.

My parents are visiting in 2 weeks and I think our plan to keep this FET on the DL is going to be foiled. I just wanted to keep things quiet for awhile, but if I'm going to be on bed rest, they'll know something is up.