Friday, October 25, 2013

Surro Files - Transfer + Panties = No Bueno

Ready To Grow Some Babies!!!!
Well, today was the big day!!!!!!!  It's Transfer Day!!!!!!!!!

I woke up this morning at 7am nice and refreshed after sleeping in my super cozy bed.  Transfer was set for 9:45 and I had to get to the clinic by 9:00, so I just did a super quick warming up yoga routine to get my body going and my blood moving.  I checked my e-mail, social networks, got dressed (in my proud surrogate shirt of course), and headed down for breakfast.  By 8:50 I was out the door and headed to the clinic.  Here we go!!!!

When they called me back to the consult room Grace gave me all the specifics on what I can and cannot do during this time.  More like all the things I cannot do.  No sex, no swimming, no baths (showers are ok), no heavy lifting (that means you Linc!), and no stress.  Just think happy baby thoughts and be healthy.  I can do that!  After that Dr. Lavy came in to go over the procedure and the embryos.  The only problem was that I only saw one embryo on the picture he was carrying.  I asked him, "There are two embryos right?"  He informed me that they were under the assumption that we were only doing a single embryo transfer as Belle and Adam had wanted.  After a little waiting and a quick phone call to Belle and Adam, Dr. Lavy confirmed that there should in fact be two embryos.  It would take another 30-45 minutes for them to thaw out another embryo.  Isn't technology amazing!!!  So I went on a walk while the other baby was brought back to life.

Embryo A & B
When I got back, Dr. Lavy showed me the two perfect looking little embryos.  They were ready to go!  With that, I headed back to get myself beautiful in a gown, booties, and hair net.  They let me go pee, then led me to the procedure room.  OK, now don't laugh at me... [I'm sure you will]... just as I was getting up on the table it occurred to me that I had undressed a bit too fast and maybe was a bit forgetful.  The nurse in the room informed me that I could not get pregnant wearing panties.  What!?!?!  Why not?????  LOL!  Yes, I forgot to take my panties off.  Gah!  [palm to forehead].  I then had to shimmy out of my lovely bumble bee striped panties right there in the procedure room.  That will be some lovely coffee room talk for them later on.  For my humility I'm going to say that it probably happens all the time.  Haha!

Dr. Lavy & I after the transfer
After that I laid on the table while Dr. Lavy set the mood with some nice reggae music and dimmed the lights.  How romantic.  LOL!  While he did the procedure, a nurse performed an abdominal ultrasound so that we could see what was going on inside my uterus.  The procedure is actually pretty quick.  Maybe 5-10 minutes.  He just inserts a speculum to expand my vagina.  Cleans my cervix.  Inserts the embryos using a very long catheter, inserts a progesterone suppository into my vagina, then removes the speculum.  Voila!  That's it, from what I could see.  After that I transferred to a gurney and was rolled into recovery to rest for an hour.

So now we wait.  Luckily with IVF the wait is a bit less.  These embryos were about 5 days old already so we should see something on a pregnancy test in about 4-6 days give or take.  I'm not sure when we'll start testing yet.  I'm still trying to figure that out with Belle, but I'm guessing it will be around Tuesday or Wednesday.  Wouldn't a Halloween BFP (big fat positive) be just perfect!!!!!!!  Till then I'll be doing progesterone suppositories 3x a day and thinking sticky baby thoughts.  Stick baby stick!  I'll be testing hormones on the 31st and have my first official beta pregnancy test on the 7th.

Wish us luck!!!!!!

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*Some of the names in this post have been changed to protect the identities of those involved in this journey*


  1. This is such a sweet story! Good luck!

  2. YAY!!! Thank-YOU AGAIN!!!! I love that you are wearing the necklace :D

  3. FX for that beautiful BFP!!! This has to be it!


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