Friday, January 1, 2016

Transfer # 3 and beyond ...

Yet again I have ignored my dear readers.   The last we spoke, it was 1 week prior to transfer.  I guess with 2 failures under my belt, I felt that it was a bit of a let down to get all excited and post everything on here and then be another dud....

Let's start of by saying this :

Okay now that we got that out of the way. ..

Transfer was on a Monday this time so T was unable to go with me.  She had to work :(   DH came instead!! :) We went up on Sunday and got there early so we could relax at the hotel. We got some last minute Christmas shopping done while we were out sans kids so it was a nice getaway!

Transfer morning dawned early. We arrived and for the first time ended up sitting in the waiting room for a little while!  Finally we were taken back to Pod #2.  It amuses me to no end that these tiny changing rooms are called Pods. lol.   One of the embryologists came in to have me sign that we were agreeing to transfer 2 and let me know that the embies were looking great from the thaw! One 5AB & one 5BA.   The great chugging of water had commenced and I was instructed to take my lovely valium.

This transfer went as smooth as silk. We got situated in the transfer bed, said hi to Robert- my favorite ultrasound guy who is always so nice to narrate the video we take of the transfers!  I love the entire team at this clinic! They've all been there thru all three of my surrogacies and are just amazing!  Dr K came in and things got started.  Not a hitch! Everything in the exact right spot on the first try.  I swear we were in and out in 5mins or less. I should have timed it! lol!

Then home again, home again for 48hours of bedrest.  The rest of my week was fairly busy. T got her very first foster placement phone call on the day of transfer (good luck sign!!). The time flew by and before I knew it, it was 4dpt.  Now with the Spanish twins, I started peeing at 4dpt and got a big fat negative. I did look at it the following day and noticed a squinter line. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and pee. Up until then I had no hpts in the house so I wouldn't be tempted. Plus I really like First Response but those things get expensive after a while.  So I'd heard good things about Dollar Tree tests and grabbed a few of those.   I peed ... and waited...  I got the slightest slightest hint of a line.. So I did what any normal person would do - I sent DH out at 9pm to grab some First Response!

Do you see that??   A faint line.  I admit, it may have darkened slightly from when I first peed but there was definitely a line there. EEEK.

So again, I did what any normal person would do. I went to bed and tried my hardest not to pee until morning and then did another test..

Yep!  Definitely a darker line!!  AHHH!!  We are soo pregnant this time around!  About time! 5dpt was also the anniversary of the Spanish Twins' transfer - More good luck!

Naturally I peed 2 more times. Day 6 was the digital above.. and Day 7 -

Naturally during this time I had to tell IM.   On Saturday (5dpt) I sent her that very first squinter test (not pictured here) and told her that I needed her peestick eyes to help me .  She finally agreed that she could *maybe* see something, she wasn't sure. So I sent her my First Response and said "How about this one?"

Immediate response was something like No F$&@ing way !!

lol   I love this girl!!  I then sent her the 5dpt test and I'm pretty sure the poor thing was in shock! :) Adorable!

We had our first beta (9dp5dt) on 12/23 (also my oldest DD's birthday -- good luck vibes were covering this transfer!) and we all guessed what we thought the beta might be.  Some how I guessed exactly on target!!   398 !

2nd beta was this past Monday (12/28) 14dp5dt and it was beyond our expectations.  J & I were both guessing in the low 2000's but this little beta decided to outdo us both and was 3215! Doubling time of every 41hours!  EEK!

And that brings us up to date.  Our first ultrasound will be one day shy of 6wks- next Tuesday (1/5).  I'll be back to update once we see how many are cooking and hopefully the heartbeat(s).!

 BabyFetus Ticker
BabyGaga I have no clue why the tickers with the same due date put in are making me 2 different amounts pregnant. lol.. Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. What a special story, this is the kind of thing that you will be sharing a lot as people should know how this procedure works. Things can be difficult at times but it is such a special procedure to under go. My husband also really wanted to learn more about this and thank you to this write up, thanks again.

    Cynthia @ Tomorrow's Parents International