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The state of Belle’s uterus is…



… fluffy.

Hmmm, maybe fluffy is not the greatest word but it’s the best I’ve got after waking up at 4 a.m., driving to Cincinnati at 5:30 a.m., killing an hour and a half before my 8:30 a.m. appointment and then getting back to Lexington by 10:30 a.m. to attend a Printing Fair (BORING).

The ute lining looks good – triple stripe and measuring about 7.5, a smidgen thinner than last cycle but Dr. B did not seem concerned. I will continue the thrice daily estradiol by mouth (hooray for no smurf-colored discharge) and add nightly injections of progesterone in oil on Friday.

I had the nurse draw new circles on my rump this time. Last time I stopped redrawing them when I knew the cycle failed but had to keep injecting for another week to make the good doctor happy. The Professor FREAKED OUT when he went to do my second to last shot and found no circle remaining. I was all “Just shove it in the general area of all the other needle marks” and he still freaked out. So now I have more lovely circles drawn on my rump. Awesome.

Transfer is set for 10-10 at 10:45 a.m. I wanted to ask if we could do it at 10:10 a.m. on 10-10 for extra good measure but thought that might be a little too cray-cray.

The good news is that transfer is set. The crappy news is that Dr. B can only do it on Wednesday. I could have another doctor do it on Thursday but I really like Dr. B. The Professor is unable to get out of work on Wednesday so I’ll be doing this transfer on my own again.

I have considered asking one of my friends in Lexington if she would play hookie and go with me, but I’m really not sure how chatty I’ll be after the procedure  Part of me just wants to drive to the Conservatory post transfer and sit among the beautiful flowers for a few hours to meditate. If I bring a friend I’d feel the need to be chatty and do fun things while in Ohio and I don’t know if going to thrift shopping and to museums after a FET is the best thing for the embabies.

What do you all think? Do this one solo and then hang out with the flowers (I love flowers) or bring along a friend and run the risk of not communing with my uterus?


I wanted to take a quick minute and thank you all for the loving, supportive comments on the post about my baby. I have read them over and over and had numerous soul cleansing cries – I am so, so thankful for this community. I’m still working on responding to them all. I can only handle a few at a time because it gets me so emotional. I love you all, thank you for your words of wisdom, support and encouragement. xoxo



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  1. October 3, 2012

    Can you bring a friend who will understand your need to do something quiet? It seems perfectly reasonable to tell her ahead of time that you’d like to go to the conservatory and spend some silent time with the flowers. I’d go with you, if I could!! Good luck lady. I’ll be thinking of you next week.

    • October 3, 2012

      I second that ^^^. I hate to think of you having to do all of this alone again, but agree that being relaxed sounds like a better plan. Wish I could help! But you’ll be in my prayers next week (and always) for sure! ❤

  2. Amy #
    October 3, 2012

    Yay for good lining stats! Sounds like a great start! I hereby cast a vote for sitting among flowers, but perhaps keeping your phone nearby just in case the meditation isn’t…feeling right. Then you could have one or more chatty-if-I-feel-like-it text/email sessions with those who can best support you from near or far. Will be thinking of you – I hope the flowers are lovely and just what you need at the time!

  3. October 3, 2012

    Fluffy sounds good to me!

    I vote for flowers, but I’d rather do car rides alone anyway, so take that with a grain of salt. The same offer stands for this transfer too, I’m here if you need someone to talk to.

    We’re planning our trip to the Red River Revel for the 10th, so I’ll get something special painted on my face for you. 🙂

  4. October 3, 2012

    Fluffy is awesome! I would love to go with you! If only I lived on the continental US. I say go solo. I’ll be thinking of you. xoxo

  5. October 3, 2012

    10 and 10 and 10:45 all sound like lucky numbers! Perhaps your friend will understand if you tell her you don’t feel like being so chatty. Sitting amongst flowers sound lovely!

  6. October 3, 2012

    Yay for fluffy! I’m glad one of us got some good news on the state of our uterus today!

    I’m sorry that you have to do another transfer without the Professor. 😦 Maybe you could talk to your friend and see if she would be willing to sit with you amongst the flowers? Flowers make me happy too. Or I like Amy’s idea….go to the conservatory and see if a friend is wiling to be “on standby” in case you want to talk to someone.

  7. October 3, 2012

    I would probably go solo, and sitting at the conservatory sounds like a perfect way to spend the afternoon. (If you decide on this option, please bring your camera! 🙂 ) That said, if you have a friend who wants to play hooky and hang out at her house where you could have lunch, chat, and lay down if you feel like it, that might work too. Fingers crossed!

  8. October 3, 2012

    I say go with the flowers…it sound like this is what your gut it telling you anyway. I wish you the very very best this round…

  9. October 3, 2012


    I still don’t really know what that means, in my head it is still racing stripes.

    I say bring a friend who understands you may not be up for crazy chattiness. Even if your friend wants to be super chatty you can always say you’re tired and would like to go home early in order to get some alone time. No friend means no chatty if you DO want company.

  10. Vanessa #
    October 3, 2012

    I agree with everyone else here — best to keep calm, meditate, take in the oxygen-fuelled air around the flowers, etc. Besides, you won’t be *totally* alone; you’ll have your two embabies keeping you company. 🙂

  11. October 3, 2012

    Awesome on the uterus.

    I’m being selfish here but if you do decide to go it alone will you please bring your camera. I’m already imagining how nice the flower pics are going to be.

  12. October 3, 2012

    Great news! And another vote for going solo to concentrate on your thoughts and your ute post-transfer. The flowers sound lovely.

  13. millionbabysteps #
    October 3, 2012

    Fluffy is good :). Hope transfer goes perfectly. I think both transfer options (with or without friend) sound great. Both are very positive and will give that positive atmosphere for those embabies.

  14. October 3, 2012

    Woot woot! Go Belle’s Ute! Feeling good about 10/10 at 10!

  15. October 3, 2012

    Beautiful lining! I would probably vote for the solo transfer with time at the Conservatory. Best of luck with this next transfer!

  16. October 3, 2012

    Flowers 🙂

    No one ever drew circles on my ass – and after the fact (after 3 months of PIO), we found out that we were doing the shots way too low. I mean – too low. It all worked out though. I’m sure the prof. will do just great once those circles wear off.

    I need to remember to ask them to draw on me tomorrow since I start PIO on Monday. UGH. You and I can have sore asses together. Let’s hope we have positive FETs together too 🙂 (I will hold out hope for you, but I don’t think it’s going to work for me.)

  17. October 4, 2012

    Wow, no one ever drew circles on my ass either. And I’m kinda jealous.

    I did my transfer alone today, and to be honest, if husband isn’t available, I prefer it that way. I’d rather not have to talk if I don’t want to, and communing with the flowers and meditating sounds pretty amazing to me. After all that, I dont want anyone pressuring me to do anything I don’t feel like doing so I say, meditate, commune, enjoy yourself and your time alone. 🙂

    Lets hope your lining gets fluffier and that you have a wonderful few days leading up to your transfer!

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