Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The results are in......

And, we're PREGNANT!!! I went to the birth center yesterday morning to get my blood drawn. We ran the labs stat and then waited. And waited.

Finally, about two hours later, they were in. Our first beta, 10dpt (days post transfer) was 485!!! I'll include a chart below for those of you who have no idea what that number means. But, I'll tell you, it's a nice, strong number! It means baby is growing and seems to be healthy and happy. 

I have to go back on Wednesday for another draw. We're looking for that number to double. Then we set up our sono for next week!!! Next week we'll get to see the baby!

I cannot express how happy my heart was yesterday when getting those results. I know this is the round that Erin and Jose get their already loved baby. I have no doubt this little nugget will continue to grow and thrive. ❤

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 17, 2014... The Transfer

I've been meaning to write about Transfer Day and, well, life keeps happening and I keep not writing. So here it is...

Thursday morning I woke up at 4am. Not because my alarm went off or one of my precious nuggets woke me up. I woke up out of anticipation; excitement! My fears and worries were gone and I was just ready to have my womb mate safely inside my uterus. 

I did manage to fall back asleep for a bit, before I had to start getting my nuggets ready and off to school. My mom was taking me for all my appointments, and most importantly, the transfer. Chris wasn't able to get off of work this time, sadly. 

A lot of planning and prep went into setting the nuggets up. Between my amazing friend and neighbor, Marsha, our awesome sitter and friend, Alyson, my mother-in-law, mom, and Chris, my nuggets were well loved and cared for the day of the transfer and in the following days while I was on bed rest. 

Our first stop that morning was the chiropractor. Terry has become such a good friend, that it was only fitting that she give me and adjustment the day of. And a big hug. I have another chiro I love dearly, Kyska, and I made sure to see her the week before. (Everyone has two chiropractors, right? You should!!)

From there we were off to Irving!! I did a round of acupuncture with the same doctor as last time. It was relaxing just as I remembered.

I started getting butterflies as we drove to the clinic. But once I saw Erin and Jose they went away... It felt different this time. More relaxed..more peaceful. I don't know if it's because we had been here before, but it was calm.

My mom and Erin came back with me for the transfer. When Dr E came in he brought so much warmth. Happiness. You cannot not smile when you're in the same room as him. He radiates positivity. He's been on this journey with Erin and Jose for a long time. You can tell how badly he wants this for them. It's just so genuine. 

We all chatted while waiting on the embryologist. We talked about midwifery...the new hospital in Dallas. And then the door opened to the lab. She walked in with the tiny embryo. A possibility. The possibility of a road walked.. Hearts filled. New parents. More love than ever imagined. 

From there we went for a round of post transfer acupuncture. And then home, to snuggle in my bed and rest there for the next couple of days. 

My heart is filled with so much love. I pray and hope that this embryo sticks and grows...grows into a baby. A wish fulfilled. An answered prayer. A possibility that makes the most deserving couple, parents. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Womb mate soon to come!!

^^That?? That is a nice, thickly lined uterus!! Dr E said he expected perfection and was not disappointed when he measured my uterine lining and it was a 9! I do have an overachieving uterus, I quipped. 

Then we discussed transfer date. I've had in my head Thursday for some reason, so that's what we went with. He told the nurse who was scheduling it to be sure they scheduled him to do it...I agreed! I couldn't imagine anyone else doing the transfer. 

So, next Thursday at 2:15, send us all the sticky vibes, well wishes, prayers you've got! I cannot wait for my little womb mate to be transferred!! Eek!!!