Saturday, August 27, 2011

And the Waiting Begins....PUPO!

Thanks again for all your lovely really means a lot to know there are some extra gals rooting for us out there in this world. I really feel like we can use all the good thoughts out there!! <3!!

The transfer went really well.  All three of the embryos made it out of freeze and better than last time. Two made it through to 90% and one made it all the way to 95%. All three were 5BB.  I'll take it!!! I have a pic of the three of them but for some reason my phone won't let it email it to myself.  One was already hatching....maybe that will be the one! And hopefully another will join in....come on little ones!!  I completely forgot to not pee before I left for acupuncture and pounded a bunch of water in the car on the way there and then to the clinic.  I was worried it wasn't going to be full enough. However, just like last time I had to empty my bladder two times before it was at the right level.  During which I remembered again (while getting in and out of stirrups two times with lab personnel, my dr. and two nurses standing around) how un-private this getting pregnant business really is.....  

I had a good silent cry during transfer and afterwards when everyone left the room I just let it out for a minute.  This is it and I can't help but think that and hope that everything works out for the best.  The nurses were so sweet and offered me tissues when I came out. sigh. We talked about the usual what not to dos, signed papers and that was that. My doctor wished us all the best and said again that "he hopes we're looking at a baby the next time he sees us."

My pre and post acupuncture were great.  For the pre session one of the ladies met us there early since the clinic doesn't open til 1:30 on Thursdays. It was great...she had the room nice and warm and placed my needles and set another lamp over my belly to help my uterus stay toasty.  Post session went great too, I think I fell asleep during both.  I am hoping this all works out because if it does I get to continue acupuncture! If not I think I am going to miss it. I really wish I hadn't been such a chicken before to try it....but you know how I feel about needles.  Well, I laugh now because I love it so much. So relaxing. ahhhh.

Here is what I have decided about the herbs and pineapple.  I talked to my RE and he said he doesn't recommend herbs during fresh IVF due to increased bleeding during retrieval but since we did a FET he would leave it up to me. He said if there was anything super helpful they would know about it and use it with all their patients. Which is kinda like the answer he had given to me before about acupuncture when I asked about it's effectiveness with IF.  So I have decided to take them since I figure it can't hurt and I am going to put some faith in my acupuncturist since they have apparently had success with it.  As for the pineapple, if a little a day is all that was recommended I can do that for five days. I am sure there have been lots of people eating pineapple who have stayed pregnant. So I have eaten three small triangles a day so far.  At this point I am desperate to do anything that could possibly help, but my worries have been eased about the herbs and the pineapple is really small. So here we go.  And I am eating chicken soup too. Tomorrow I plan on making some homemade stuff since it didn't happen Thursday.

Yesterday I came home and passed out for a few hours and lounged and watched "Big" with hubby at night. I have never seen it...but thought it was funny because the kid that plays the kid is one of the characters from "Newsies",  David Moscow.  "Newsies" is one of my all time favorite movies. Today I spent relaxing and getting periodic updates from my gal at work since our class lists were adjusted and then went back to normal. My mom and grandma came up to visit and it was great because I really was glad to have company. I worked a bit of school stuff and plan to finish labeling name things tomorrow. Sunday I will go in to my classroom for final touches so I am all ready for Monday.

One more thing...beta.  I was assuming we would be testing 9 days past transfer like last time. But since it's labor day weekend we have to wait til day 12!!!!!!!!!!! So beta will be Tuesday, September 6th.

Off to read and comment on some more of your blogs.  I wish my phone made for easier commenting. hugs...have a great weekend!!


  1. Good luck, girl! I'm glad it went well for you. Isn't acupuncture the greatest? I go to a community acupuncturist (not for fertility stuff) to relax and nap. He charges a sliding scale for a session $15 - 40. You can't beat that! I've got my fingers crossed for you! I wish my phone made commenting easier, too.

  2. Oh! Your embryos sounds fantastic! 90% and 95% is great! I'm thinking of you and hoping that this FET works. I know it's a long hard wait, but hang in there.

    Keep you're mind off things and just relax (easier said than done). During my 2WW, I watched the whole first season of Game of Thrones!

  3. That is wonderul that they were 90% and 95%!! I hope you are able to relax and enjoy some more movies this weekend! Wishing you lots of luck!!

  4. So glad to hear that your embryos made it through the thawing process so well! I've been checking for an update from you and was glad to see one when I got up this morning! Waiting 12 days is going to be rough! Do you think you will test before hand or are you going to wait for your beta? I am so excited for you and praying that this is it!

  5. So glad to hear that your transfer went smoothly! I hope that you have lots of things to distract you during your 2WW! I am definitely going to do the acupuncture too. Grow embryos grow!

  6. Wooohooo! Sounds like a fantastic transfer! Now the wait. I will be thinking if you through the wait. It is the hardest part sometimes. Stay positive and try to relax:) xoxoxo

  7. Thanks ladies....the waiting is going to be the death of me I know. But luckily since the first day of school is Monday I will be quite occupied and busy with my new kiddos. But I will definitely watch some movies in the evenings if I can.
    @Annoyed Army Wife....that is a good deal, I soo love it!
    @E I am not sure this time. I haven't POAS in the past during treatment but since its so late, hubby even said we could do one on that Sat. We'll have to see how I feel when I get closer. eek!

  8. Best of luck!!! It all sounds really promising! I have everything crossed for you!