Monday, September 17, 2012


Well the blood test came back negative.  I knew though, I'd been having cramps for two days before the test.  That was even with all the hormones they make you take.

I feel horrible, like maybe I didn't lie still well enough or I lifted something.  You know the "what if" game that so many people play.  Well we talked over the weekend and we've decided we want to try again at least two more times.  So wish us luck and let's hope the second time is the perfect charm.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Thing 1 & Thing 2

Here's a snap shot of Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


So I'm on bedrest, first full day here and I'm going nuts.  I'm behaving and not doing anything, but I really want to put up my fall decorations.  I think I just have a hard time sitting still is all.  Now if only my boss would NOT call me while I'm on sick leave to ask the status of things I might be able to relax.  Sadly, I also expect a frickin' "this is not a counseling, counseling" when I return for leaving the team in the lurch because of bedrest.  *eyeroll*  Yes people I am looking for a new job, but its the end of the fiscal year so hiring is tight.  But I will be leaving this boss as soon as I can.  I just hate that I'm leaving good co-workers and the field I love if I can't find another job doing the same thing.  *sigh*

Monday, September 03, 2012

Transfer Time!

Today was transfer day.  We brought Oz with us since we didn't have a sitter.  That's okay.  We set him up with his DVD player or Dad's phone.  We sat down and talked to the doc, got to see the photos of our little embryos and discussed what would happen next.  Oz and the hubby went to the waiting room as I don't think witnessing a medical procedure like that is proper.  The transfer was completed, nothig was left over in the catheter and I was left placed on bed rest for two days.

Please keep us in your thoughts for sticky embryos and a positive test on the 14th!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Retrieval Day

Yesterday was retrieval day. Got Oz dropped off at our friends house at 6am. Got to the clinic, they got my IV in really quick. They gave me all the directions before drugs so I'd actually remember them. After they gave me the first happy drug I sang a bunch of 60's songs (I am the walrus, coo-coo-ka-choo).

I came out of it saying that it hurt to breath. I spent about 2 hours in recovery. Just as they pulled the IV out and I bent over to pull up the choines I told DH I needed to sit down. Two seconds after that I said tell them I'm going to be sick. I dry heaved for a bit, got drugs for the nauseas and finally about 30 minutes later I got to go home.

At home my shoulders started hurting, so I took a loratab and went to bed. Woke up about 7 pm and my shoulders hurt so bad I thought I was going to die. Called the on call doc who proceeded to tell me it was normal. I even repeated taht my symptoms were all on the doc's "call me" list. And was told again it was normal. I ate a grilled cheese took more loratab and passed out for the night.

Got up around 5, and my shoulders felt better. Went back to bed. the RE called at 9 and let us know of the 4 eggs he retreived, 3 fertilized, 2 are normal and one was abnormal. So we will be implanting 2 embryos on Monday, a 3 day transfer. My RE asked how I felt and I explained that I had a ton of shoulder pain but it was better today. He proceeded to tell me (after going, "Oh really?") that it was referred pain. Apparently the retrieval process can cause internal bleeding a little and as the blood travels around in the adominal cavity it irritates the diaphram which makes the shoulders hurt.

So I'm taking it easy today. Really wanted to go to the Chesterfield county fair but I dont think I'll make that. And then on Monday we transfer our little amibas.