I have an embryo inside me! Y’all, this is the closest I have ever come to being pregnant and I’m STOKED!
The transfer went flawlessly. The first embryo thawed survived so we are 1 for 1 and still have five maybe-babies in the deep freeze. At 8:30 a.m. the nurse called us back and had me change into a delightful paper gown and even more fashionable paper booties. Into the transfer room we shuffled; careful, make sure my bum is not poking out of the gown (it was!); hop on a table; sling my feet into some moon boot stirrups and bada bing, bada boom, one 5AA embryo into the ute!
The entire transfer took about 7 minutes. We were back in the car by 8:50 a.m.
I was a little taken back that Dr. A did not want me to lay still for a while. He actually cautioned me about being lethargic, explaining that studies show that moderate movement increases implantation and decreases the risk of blood clots. Rather than doubt, fret and question his expertise, I took the Yoda path and trusted him. Mr. Husband and I made a quick stop at Sam’s Club for TP (still the scratchy type I’m afraid) and blueberries. We walked slowly and marveled over the fact that there was an embryo IN MY UTERUS! Astounding!
I don’t like calling the embryo “The Embryo” or just calling it “it,” so Mr. Husband and I mused on a name for the small clump of cells that might become our first child. I wanted to call it Herman, but Mr. Husband thought that was just horrid. He wanted to call it POI for Person Of Interest but I felt that was a little too cold. We finally agreed upon Pip. Simple, sweet and just right for our little blastocyst.
Now I’m home, resting on the sofa and catching up on blog reading. I might watch a little Netflix in a while, or perhaps I’ll work on the new Wiksten dress I’m sewing. I plan to chill in the house the rest of today and tomorrow, visualizing implantation and trying to keep nothing but positive energy flowing through my body. Thursday I’ll take a walk in the Arboretum and rest some more. On Friday I return to work.
Beta test is next Thursday. I’m still unsure if I’ll test before then. Thoughts?
Thank you all for the encouraging comments! I woke up to an entire string of them and it made my morning that much better!
Belle and Pip