Friday, June 22, 2007

Relaxation, Transfer and Crying - A Wonderful Day!

I had a GREAT day yesterday.

I started the day by sleeping in until 10 AM - a wonderful start to any day...

Eventually, I got up, showered, took my meds and headed to the spa.

At the spa they were ready for me on time - NO stressful waiting, woooo hooo! I had a very nice therapist. I explained that my day was to include our IVF transfer, and she seemed very shocked, just for a second. Then, she recovered her "calm mood" and said she would do her very best to work out all of my stress, to give us the best possible chance. She then used moist heat and massage to put me into a dreamlike state for an hour. Pure heaven. I was able to clear my head of everything negative - I put all my worries down.

Once I had showered I headed to the Westin hotel near our RE's office. Checking in was completely uneventful, and they gave me a very nice room overlooking the lake. :)

Once I had checked my room for any signs of stress-inducing issues, I settled in to read in the chaise lounge while I gulped down water for the external ultrasound.

About 2:30, Bo came and picked me up and we headed over to the RE's office. He looked so nervous, yet I was so calm he didn't phase me one bit. I was able to read and drink more water very peacefully until our appointment, which was right on schedule. :)

I gave Bo my very favorite pen while we were walking into the transfer suite and asked him to hold it for me. I have carried this pen with me for 9 years, I use it daily. Bo looked confused, made a a couple of silly comments, but complied.

Our very nice U/S nurse helped get us settled into the transfer suite. I wasn't "full enough" so we talked and laughed while we waited for my bladder to fill.

During our wait I sprung my little surprise on Bo. I called him over to the table where I was laying, and asked him to write a "message" to the babies... He blinked at me, then stared at my tummy, and suddenly his eyes got all misty. He was soooo sweet...

"What do I write?", he said. I said simply, "Welcome Home".

He seemed so proud and happy to have an important "to do" on our important day. I started tearing up that something so simple could make him feel part of this day. The U/S nurse teared up too, as she watched him write our welcome message, she said she'd never seen anything so sweet. I absolutely gave Stacie total credit for the idea. :)

All this teariness and sentimentality lasted a couple more minutes until Bo remembered his phone has a camera... Yep, he HAD to take pics of my belly - I declined twice for modesty, but was secretly happy to indulged him. He was so cute and still quite misty-eyed.

I love my man!


Our embryologist came in and told us that 2 of the 4 embryos were very good, and two seemed to be "slowing down". He didn't think those 2 would make it to the freezing stage. We asked that they transfer the best two and freeze the others if they made it. It was the best we could do all things considered.

The transfer itself went pretty smoothly. I was not a big fan of the tilted table, or having so many people peering into my womanhood, but I decided there wasn't much to do about it. This was the price I was to pay for the chance to become a Mom. So be it, no reason to struggle against it...

I saw the little ones get deposited into their new home, and I sighed from relief that all the testing, procedures, poking and prodding were over for a few days. Now, it is all up to them to find a place to latch on and grow. I've done my best for them...

The rest of our evening was uneventful and very relaxing. I read and slept and ate take-out Bo happily procured from the Cheesecake Factory. Life doesn't get much more relaxing. :)

* sigh *
-------- Updated: I added the belly-pic! ----

11 comments:

Gemini Girl said...

I am so happy that it is all behind you and that you had a relaxing day. It is very important to relax right no and not get stressed out (although I wont lie, I was very stressed and yelled a few times during my 2ww- worrying that it might have been bad for the transfer- but I guess the kids were troopers).

Take it easy, stay off your feet for a few days. Let hubby take care of you. All you need to do is lay back and pray.

Sending you loving thoughts and prayers!

Rachel said...

Wow, that sounds relaxing. I hope that the babies find a wonderful home and that your pregnancy goes well. Congratulations!

megan said...

welcome home, embies! sounds like you made the best of a potentially stressful day. i'm glad it went well. wishing you a speedy 2ww...

Amy said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. I'm glad you treated yourself extra special before the transfer :) You and Bo and your two embies are in my thoughts :)

gracechild said...

:)

Stacie said...

I got all teary reading the description of your day! It sounds like it was so special, too. I pray your embies are settling in for a nice long stay...take care of yourself over the 2ww.

Natalie said...

I'm so glad it was such a relaxing day!! What exactly did the spa therapist do for you? Just a "normal" massage? It sounded delightful!

I'm glad you got 2 good embryos to transfer, but sad the other two might not make it to freezing. :(

My Reality said...

I hope this is just the first of many belly pictures to be seen on your blog.

Artblog said...

Good luck, good luck! One for each of them :)

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topcat said...

Oh, how beautiful! Wishing you a quick, uneventful TWW!

CAM said...

What a great relaxing day. You have created a stress free home for those two little guys. Stay relaxed! :)