Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Today It is.....

Got the official call today that tomorrow is our embryo transfer day. Similar to last time, I am to arrive one hour early (1:50) for transfer time of 2:50. They ask upon arrival that you empty your bladder. Then they make you drink about a gallon of water, okay maybe not a gallon but it sure as hell feels like it. This is to inflate your bladder which then acts like a window instead of a door. Through an exterior ultrasound they are able to look at my uterus to be sure everything looks okay. At some point, I can finally relieve myself. While keeping the exterior ultrasound on me, they insert a long catheter into my uterus. On the ultrasound, you can see the tube. Then they release the embryo which floats down and finally finds a spot to rest. And that's it. I lay flat for 30 mins, giving the little one time to nuzzle in. And of course, all of this is contingent on whether or not the embryo survives the deforesting process.

I also found a chiropractor that specializes in pregnancy and pediatrics. He was fantastic and I'm so glad I happen to find his office. He shared a little about himself, and the fact this his wife miscarried at 12 weeks prior to becoming pregnant with their daughter who is now about 2. He was sympathetic and caring, which these days can be hard to find. His wife delivered at home where he was able to catch his daughter upon entry into the world. (I told my husband this, and he says "I'm not that kind of guy, you're lucky I'll be in the room." Meaning: he has a hard time watching me in pain, and as amazing as child birth is, watching is not for everyone.) Dr. M was also able to finally get my legs to be the same length. About 2-3 years ago, another chiro pointed out that they were slightly off. Dr. M was able to stetch out my ligaments and get them to relax enough that it allowed my leg to adjust. Thank you Dr. M, you are my new favorite doc.

Surprisingly, I was able to sleep last night. I was told yesterday that I'd get a call before 10am today to confirm and update us on our embryo. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't anxious to hear from them. I was on the edge of my seat all morning, with my cell phone tightly grasped in hand. Finally my  phone rang at 9:50, good news!!! We are a go for the transfer. I asked if only one embryo was defrosted and made it. She however did not have the embryo report, so we'll find out at our appointment. So at 2:50pm today, I will hopefully become pregnant. :)

PS-After I phoned my husband to give him the good news, I hung up and looked out my windshield to see a huge rainbow wrapped around the sun. A beautiful aura, that without my sunglass, I would have never seen. A sign? I think so.


  1. When the Dr asked Bob if he wanted to cut the cord, he said "that's what I'm paying you for" so Chris is not alone. hahaha.

    Best of luck!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

  2. At 2:50 tomorrow, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers

  3. She's not lying, I saw the rainbow myself through her sunglasses! lol