Friday, May 10, 2013
Military Spouse Appreciation Day and FET Update
My husband wrote me a really nice appreciation letter. Every year I mention that I'd like one and usually he forgets. This year he remembered. I'm over the moon with happiness. I love letters from my spouse. Yes, gifts are nice but a letter is something that survives and keeps its meaning in place while jewelry is often forgotten why it was given.
I know that you my dear readers are probably waiting for an update on the embryo transfer. So here goes.
J and I checked in at PNW in Seattle at 1330 hrs. I emptied my bladder figuring I still had one more hour before I had to take my Valium and start drinking my water. Wrong. It wasn't long after I emptied my bladder that one of the nurses decided to grab me for the procedure!
The ultrasound tech checked my bladder and it was still fairly full. She said it would just fine considering my uterus being retroverted by the time of the transfer and that I'd probably get out of there early. 1530 hours arrives. Nope didn't get out early. But that was okay too.
The photo given to us of the embryos showed they had already started hatching. Both were now 5AA and by the time they were shown on screen for transfer they were mostly out of their shells!
Mutt and Jeff
Little bit of spotting last night. Bit of cramping this morning. Bloated feeling and 1.2 lb weight gain. I attribute that to eating out at a steakhouse last night. I figured I needed the extra protein and low carbs. Too bad eating out I can't tell them to hold all the salt.
You can bet I'll starting POAS next week. My first Beta is scheduled for the 20th with a hopeful follow up on the 22nd.
The doctor is concerned that if I do the hpts I'll get a false negative. Can you believe he thinks that? Seriously. They already know this is going to work and have more faith in the process than I do. I guess that is because I have had so many failed attempts.
Hoping all goes well and I do finally get a healthy pregnancy.