Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies

Transfer

March 27, 2009 — 5:20 pm

My transfer was today. I slept well for the most part, though kept waking up thinking about the stuff I need to do for clients. When I awoke this morning I was still thinking about client work. “Oh… and I have transfer today.” I briefly wondered about the state of our two frosties, if they thawed just one and it survived or if they had to use both to get a live one, but I quickly shrugged it away. I hit snooze and fell back asleep. I did manage to get showered, hair blowdryed, and dressed before Den came home from work to pick me up. On my way out the door I grabbed my blackberry and the new little sheep I bought to bring to work. I briefly considered bringing Sheepie, but he’s rather big and that might cause some questions I don’t feel like answering. We drove in relative, easy silence, listening to NPR while I drank my 10oz of water and took my valium.

We got there on time, got me changed and in a bed. The valium was kicking in, and I was just… happy. Well, maybe not happy. But pleasant. Everything was pleasant and just fine. Den got his scrubs on and we waited.

10 minutes after 11 they said they were ready and wheeled me into the OR. She wrapped the warm blanket around my shoulders while the Embryologist came over with the “report card” for a frozen transfer. One thawed, one survived, one transferred. One left in storage. I smiled.

The rest was the same as usual. The transfer process itself was easy and painless (just a little uncomfortable, with the gigantic flood light illuminating my nether regions and all). Minutes later they were covering me all up with warm blankets and rolling my bed out of the OR to my little niche for a rest. When the nurse poked her head in to say I was good to go we got dressed and walked out the front door together.

And that was it.

I’ve been laying in bed the rest of the day, thinking about it all. About how easy this has been, mentally and physically. Feeling glad that this is the path I chose to take right now – the FET rather than the Stims, and sooner rather than later. Now of course the hard part starts, but with so much else on my mind hopefully that, too, will be easier than ever before. And either way we have another frozen embryo.

6 responses to “Transfer”

  1. Kelly says:

    Thinking of you! Did they give you a quality report for the baby embies? When is the beta?

  2. Lyanna says:

    *crosses fingers and prays*

  3. Nat says:

    No, we never get a quality report on the embryos… but we know it’s a high quality one, since that’s all they will freeze. And my beta is supposed to be April 5, but I will be on vacation so I’m not going to get one, I guess.

  4. N says:

    I’m glad it was a calm and low-key day. I’m glad for you that you did this now, too. I hope you can carry some of the peace of the last while through the wait.

  5. Amber Nicole says:

    <3