Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In the 2ww!

Ok, so really it's a 10 day wait. Our transfer yesterday went beautifully, we transferred two embryos. One was a 4AB, the other was a 3BB. If you don't know what that means, you're gonna have to Google, because I can't explain it, haha! The RE was very pleased with the quality of the embryos, and the thickness of my uterine lining, and he said that he was giving us a 70-80% chance of pregnancy, with a 40% chance of twins!

I got to come straight home after the transfer instead of staying the night in a hotel, and I had to lay down in the backseat of the pickup the whole way. I was so uncomfortable! That seat was rock hard, and I got car sick a few times. I tried to sleep but couldn't sleep very well. Needless to say, I was so glad when I got home! I got in the recliner and layed flat the rest of the night, and decided to put myself on 24 hours of bed rest, even though I was only required to be on bed rest for the rest of the the day. Now that my 24 hours are up, I'm still taking it very easy. I've just been hanging out in the recliner and bumming all day. I'll get up tomorrow and be a little more productive. Plus I have to go buy pregnancy tests, haha!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

T Minus 18 Hours

We're all set for our transfer tomorrow! K spoke with the embryologist on Saturday, and of the seven that they started with, four were looking great. There was one 7-cell, one 8-cell, and one 9-cell. They didn't say what the fourth was. But they were all grade B (which is great!). And tomorrow, the best looking two will be transferred to me, where they will hopefully settle in for a cozy 37-40 weeks :)

I'm meeting K & J tomorrow at On The Border for some yummy fajitas, and then we're off to get pregnant! I'm wearing my green "Let's Go Get Knocked Up" t-shirt, and my socks with little green 4 leaf clovers on them. I'll take all the luck we can get!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


K had her retrieval on Wednesday, and despite having many follicles, they only retrieved 7 eggs. The RE was disappointed, and I think we were all a little worried about how many would fertilize and grow. K sent me a text this morning and said she'd heard from the embryologist, and all 7 eggs fertilized! How awesome is that?! So we'll hear from them again either tomorrow or Saturday to see how the embryos are growing, and we're all set for a transfer on Monday at 2:15. K & J are flying into DFW a few hours early & we're gonna have lunch before the transfer.

So, fingers & toes crossed that at least two of those embryos grow to 5 days & implant!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All set for Monday!

K had another ultrasound today, and they're doing the retrieval on Wednesday, and we'll transfer on Monday the 29th at 2:15pm! Tuesday will be the last day for lupron, too! YAAAAY!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Right on Track

K's ultrasound on Wednesday went great, she has several big follicles! My ultrasound on Thursday showed that I have no follicles at all, and my lining was almost 10mm thick! WOOHOO! Very, very good! K has another ultrasound Saturday morning, and retrieval should be Wednesday or Thursday. I can't believe how close we are!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Getting Close

K goes in for an ultrasound Wednesday to see how many follicles she has & how big they are! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good report. I go in on Thursday for an ultrasound to see how thick my lining is, and a blood test to check my estrogen level. Hopefully my lining will be nice and fluffy, it took a while for me to build it up last cycle.

The estradiol/lupron combo has turned me into a manic depressive maniac. At least that's what I feel like! I'm ready to get rid of this darn lupron & get back to semi-normal! I have to keep reminding myself that this is temporary, and the outcome is going to be amazing.

So cross your fingers for K's appointment on Wednesday, and mine on Thursday!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

5 down, 25 to go!

So far, it's been a roller coaster. I haven't had any of the terrible side effects yet (knock on wood) but we are only 5 days in. I had a headache on Saturday, but so far that seems to be it.

My first injection was hard, it took me about 10 minutes of counting to three before I finally just did it, and I didn't even feel it! The second one wasn't as bad, it took me a few minutes to psych myself up, but it was easy. The third one just took a second, but the fourth one, well, it pinched. I think I hesitated a little when I stuck it in, and it pinched just a teeny, tiny bit. So tonight, it took me another 10 or 15 minutes of counting to three, breathing, almost passing out, and then finally doing the injection. And I didn't feel it. I feel like such a big baby! The needle is so tiny, if I do it right, I can't even feel it. It's just the idea of actually stabbing myself that I can't get over. I'm thinking it will get easier, but who knows.

In other news, I got a gift certificate for yesterday from my very amazing friend Angela, and decided to order a Flip UltraHD camcorder. I've wanted one for a while, and thought I could use it quite a bit during this surrogacy. I can take a video of myself doing a pregnancy test & send it to K & J so that they can see the positive results appear! I can also take video of any ultrasounds that they miss, and of the baby (babies) kicking in my belly so they can see. I can't wait for it to get here!