Monday, June 18, 2012

Long Overdue update - Pt. 1

I hate to say this, but I've been holding out on you on purpose. Don't hate me!  Here we go, from transfer til now! Hold on to your seats, this is gonna be a long one!

June 6, day before transfer!
I dropped my oldest son off at therapy and went to meet my hubby at the bank to notarize a consent form we needed before transfer. Way to wait til the last minute! Woot! Well by the time we made it to said bank, half way between hubby's work and my son's therapy office, it was pouring rain and hailing. Luckily ;), hubby had a late call and wasn't able to get to us for an hour or so, so we got to sit in the car in the parking lot during the aforementioned rain. Thankfully, my youngest was very much asleep through that. Until the hail. But it worked out. We got the paper notarized.

Unfortunately, between hubby being late meeting me and the rain/hail, I was late for my massage. Fortunately, they understood... then I had the most relaxing 80 minutes of my entire life. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Katie for the wonderful gift card to the spa! I have the best IM, EVER!

June 7, Transfer day and bed rest

I woke up today READY to get pregnant! I wore the shirt Katie gave me on her trip here that said "I grow babies, what's your superpower?" and green socks. Brooke came with me again, and she wore green as well. What a fun tradition. Unfortunately I became aware that my shirt might hurt feelings at the clinic only AFTER we had been sitting there a few minutes... then I covered up until we went back. 

We were able to transfer two 6 day embies. The one on the left looked ready to hatch!

After transfer, we ran through McDonald's for fries and grabbed lunch (elsewhere) and headed to the hotel. We got to hang out and eat lunch for a while while I got my bed rest started. The relaxation at the hotel was great, save for the pool being right below my window. Fortunately, they had cable and I was able to have a House Hunter's marathon when I wasn't resting. That part rocked. 

The part that didn't rock so much? We had selected that hotel because it was the closest hotel to my house that had room service. Unfortunately, the room service food didn't appeal to me at all, nor did the $30 they wanted for 8oz of steak. And, there was no delivery nearby, either. So finally after hemming and hawing for 2 hours over what I can/can't have/don't want for dinner, we got our chinese place to deliver my usual (broc/beef) at 10:30pm... unfortunately by the time it got to me, it was cold. Oh well, cold chinese food is good, right?!

In the morning my wonderful friend Aisha came and brought me french toast and we hung out for a few hours. I'm so grateful for wonderful friends! 

I went home around noon and my hubby took care of me the rest of the day. Saturday, Aisha took my kids for the day (as she did on Thurs as well) and I rested some more and read a lot. Sunday morning I let the kids fend for themselves and I let them try and make me breakfast and take care of me. I think they had fun with that. 

I enjoyed my 3 days of bed rest and really feel that the hotel stay really helped me get off to a great start with the embryos. I got to rest, visualize pregnancy and it working, and pray a ton. I'm so thankful for that time. And the time with my family, as well as the time the kids were able to spend with their friends was a huge blessing as well. I'm so grateful for my wonderful friends!

Read the next blog for the "Two Week Wait"!

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