Yesterday was the big day for the transfer of the blastocysts.
In the morning, Sara was sending me messages of gratitude and love and while this might sound hippy dippy, I kept feeling the shocks of energy. Weird right?
As we headed out the door, I looked at Billy and asked him if he had any second thoughts and he looked at me and told me no, not unless I did. I stood there in that moment, taking it all in, understanding the gravity of what we were about to embark on and all I could think of was excitement and anticipation of the outcome. I had no second thoughts, in fact, I haven’t had one once along the way, not once. We arrived around 10am at the fertility clinic to sit down with our nurse and sign paperwork, then it was off to the prep room.
The day before I had been reading about the process to help prepare myself for what I was going to be doing. I had so many questions about how we would know if they were inserting the correct embryos, and if they did two, not three, or if they got stuck in the syringe during the transfer. My mind was set at ease with all my research so I felt totally prepared for the big event.
I got into my cool gown, booties and hair net, something everyone looks amazing in, but seriously don’t we look amazing??? Billy and I had decided to record as much about the day as possible since Sara and Derek couldn’t be there in person. At this point, my bladder was starting to get really full. Did I mention they ask you to come with a filling bladder?
That morning Billy made us a green smoothie and I drank all of my 20+ ounces just before we headed out. We made our way into the procedure room and I laid on the table looked around the room and just decided what is meant to be is meant to be.
This is something Sara has reminded me about over and over again through this process, which I am guessing she is telling herself more than me, but in that moment it is what I needed to remind myself.
Sasha the lab technician, which I am sure she has a fancier title but I was on two Valiums at this point so I was starting to get a little loopy, came out to confirm who we were. She proceeded to get confirmation about the embryos and confirming they were Sara and Derek’s and then she turned on the big monitor so we could watch the procedure of pulling them into the syringe.
Prior to this, they did an ultrasound of my bladder pushing my uterus down into the perfect position and began the process of watching my Vajayjay for the transfer. Then they inserted the eggs and the process was done. Like 30 second and done. After all these long months of waiting, and in 30 seconds 2 blastocysts were inserted into my Uterus. Astonishing, right? Not only that, but right after, they headed out and said I could stay as long as needed and they would see me in two weeks for the pregnancy test.
Billy and I left the clinic and I climbed into bed to sleep off a bit of the Valium and when I felt good enough I decided to binge watch Pretty Little Liars. My preteen daughter is obsessed with the series and somehow I became obsessed as well. It was so nice to lay in bed, and not worry about work, house chores or anything else. The most important thing I could do was to relax and let nature take its course.