Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TRANSFER DAY!

October 22, 2009. A miraculous day!

I left my house at 4:09am for the KC airport! I met my friend Crystal there. The Captain & I decided that it would be best for him to stay home with the 6 littles. It's just difficult to leave them with anyone that doesn't know their daily routine and I knew I would be much more relaxed having him home with the kids. AND I WAS!


We arrived in L.A. around 9:15am. We got our rental car and we were hungry. We headed to get some FAMOUS IN-N-OUT BURGERS .Here are our burgers "animal style." I have dreamed about these burgers since..and the fries are cut & fried fresh to order-AHHHHHHH!
The traffic was fairly MOBBED getting out of L.A. and we did just fine in our HOT Dodge Caliber. We listened to a variety of 80s oldies since we couldn't find a K-LOVE station .
I drove the hour to get to the fertility clinic. I wasn't too nervous until I walked in the door. Then I felt EVERY MUSCLE tense up in my body. I paid the transfer fee $2200 and was taken back for the "mock transfer" and transvaginal u/s. The mock took about 10 seconds and the u/s looked PERFECT! 13mm lining and trilaminar. No free fluid or cysts. YAY!! Called The Captain to report :)

I was then moved into the transfer room pictured here.I called The Captain again and undressed, put on the ugly booties, took 1Valuim and was joined by Denise-my acupuncturist & she put the needles in. I normally am very relaxed by acupuncture but not this time. I was a nervous NELLY. I cranked on some calm Daniel Eric Groves worship music but was still agitated. I tried deep breathing and the Valium didn't to squat. BEFORE I KNEW IT, it was transfer time!

Dr. K came in and gave me the report on my 2 sweet embies. The one that was thawed on Wednesday is graded 5AAA and was already hatching out. The one thawed that morning was graded 4AAA. It was at THIS POINT that I got emotional and broke down. IT WAS REALLY HAPPENING! I apologized as the tears remained flowing quietly.
The 2 babies were loaded in a very tiny cathetar and ready for transfer. He said I would see a "flash" on the screen when the babies went in but I didn't see it really. They are so small (the size of a pin head). When he was all done. Dr, K gently rubbed my arm and said "You have jumped through many hoops to get these babies and you have done everything I have asked of you & the good news is, it could not have gone any more perfect." I then asked him what my percentage was of pregnancy. He said "70%-80%". Then I asked him what the percentage for twins was and he said "35%." That 35 saddened me. That there was a 65% chance our 2nd embryo would not survive. It was all in God's hands. I was then re-united with Crystal and wheeled out to the car for 48 hours of bed rest. My BSIC AMIE over at WILD OLIVE TEES sent me this tee to wear on my special day. She said God laid it on her heart that THIS was the shirt she was to send me. The front says "UNFLODING" The back has this verse on it
"He who began an good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6 AMEN!!!!!Crystal drove to our hotel on Ventura beach-we took a couple pictures & grabbed something to eat. Since she is a nurse she was also able to give me my daily injections WHEW!It is said that Pineapple's core contains bromelain, which can aid in implantation of the embryos so the chef at our hotel cut up an entire pineapple core for me and I ate the entire thing-IT WORKED! I then retreated to our room. I took another Valium around 6pm as I opened the balcony door and listened to the waves, I drifted off to sleep. I woke up at 11pm to go potty and write in my journal & pray then went to sleep until 6am. A good 12 hour sleep is just what the babies and I needed.

For The Captain :)The only time I got up was to go get a massage, go to the bathroom or go eat. We ate at some fabulous places & only tried things we hadn't before. I did a lot of this.....AND THIS....Hand on my new little ones.The morning we left, we decided to take a scenic drive up to Grant's Park at the top of the mountain after watching the surfers for the last time. Our hotel is the tall building in the distance.The Padre Serra Cross was the perfect place to say a prayer and blessings over the sweet ones in my womb. Crystal prayed with her hand on my belly for these 2 little lives to grow and "make it" and I promptly BAWLED like a baby.
We ate breakfast at a 5o's style diner before leaving. Crystal was QUITE upset about the sign behind her.Before I knew it we were back on the plane to Kansas- wreaking havoc to all around us. We had a FABULOUS TIME together! Thank you so much CRYSTAL!I took a Dollar Tree HPT (home pregnancy test) 5 days after my little ones were implanted & got my first POSITIVE! I took one every day after until I got my first positive beta blood test on November 2nd. I know it sounds nuts but 1.-they are $1 and 2. when you have dreamed of this moment for years TEST ALL YOU WANT if thats what it takes to keep you sane!Isn't it all just a miracle?
It is still VERY SURREAL to me. I still cannot believe Me, I am pregnant!
The Captain & I could not be more ecstatic that God has blessed us with yet another miraculous gift!
"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him."
Psalm 127:3


21 comments:

Shanna said...

Oh Honey!! I am SO DARN EXCITED for you!! This is ubber awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this blessing. Gosh, I just can't find the words to express how happy I a for you :)

Threefold Blessings :) said...

Sooo exciting!!! Congratulations and what an awesome blessing to have been able to share it with such a great friend :)

Jen said...

this is just so amazing!

Andrea said...

This post just has me in tears.... what a beautiful gift! How awesome to be able to share with you...even if it's after the fact. ;o)
Blessings

Malinda said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the news.

bluecottonmemory said...

I am so excited for you! We couldn't have children after our first son was born and had 2 & 3 via artificial insemination. The dr. said we'd have a one in a million chance of conceiving naturally again. Well, that's how we had 3 and 4 - so I know how you feel, how excited you are! How you feel the hand of God resting on you.

Blessings on all your gifts from God!!

I am blessed! said...

I'm so happy for you and think this is a wonderful way to add to your family!

Crystalyn said...

Oh, it was so great to re-live our days together! I feel so blessed to have been able to share that part of your miracle with you. (Even if I didn't get to dance on the tables!) Love you!

Adeye said...

I am beaming!!! Smiling from ear to ear. Yep--it sure is a miracle. An amazing one at that. Just so incredible, dear friend.

Hilary said...

Just beautiful..:)

Foster mama K said...

I am new to your blog, and was directed her by a bloggy friend! Thanks for taking time to share your story you have given me hope.

Cheryl said...

What an awesome adventure! I'm so excited for you...can't wait to hear more. And of course will anxiously await to hear about the day you get to meet your new baby! We'll definitely have to come down to visit! :) I just love babies! LOL

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

Congrats!!!! So happy for you!!! What a blessing...and yum yum love me some in n out. :) God is awesome!

Stacey said...

I LOVE reading this!! Still in shock and so excited for you!!! what an incredible blessing. don't you just feel like taking a pregnancy test every single day just to look at that big fat positive!!????

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

Thanks for your sweet comment. I appreciate it. You are so sweet and such an amazing person. :-) I can so tell.
And you look great, BTW. I love your shirt.

Jenna said...

Congratulations!!

Kacey R. said...

I do not even have words to explain how excited I am for you. Oh my goodness! AMAZING!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

praising with you. what a story. anxious to watch the rest of the story as it hapens

bethroller said...

So you have had your blog for how long now and I have finally figured out how to comment??? I am really not stupid, just impatient!

I am SO excited for you- God does work for you, I am sure it is due to all the work you do for HIM!

I am excited to meet this new little one. I have been preaching embryo adoption since the day you told me- a lot of interested takers that I will probably toss your way!

You continue to amaze me!

Love you,
Beth

Tricia said...

what a wonderful post!!! This made my day, I am all smiles for you right now!!!

jodilee0123 said...

I'm bawling like a baby--I'm so happy happy happy for you! I will keep you all in my prayers!