We left our house at 7:25am yesterday morning and we were supposed to be at the surgical center at 9:45am, so we thought that giving ourselves 2 hours and 20 minutes to go a distance that would take us 1 hour and 10 minutes with no traffic would be enough. Eh. Wrong. We got to the surgical center 10 minutes late. Stupid Chicago traffic and stupid Chicago drivers who get in accidents!
|This is the best pic that I could get of Chicago!|
Once we finally got into the back area, the nurse gave us the whole speech about not shoveling the snow or doing any laundry or housework. I told her that everything was done. I spent all of Monday (one of our cold days off of work) cleaning the house, doing the laundry, and doing the dishes. There isn't a single thing that I have to do around my house for the rest of the week/weekend. The nurse looked shocked and told me that it sounded like I had everything in order. Then she asked me if I was a teacher. I told her that I am a certified teacher, but that I'm still looking for a teaching job. She must have a theory about teachers thinking ahead and being prepared, I suppose. :)
She left and we waited around for my doctor. Since we knew it would take some time, we decided that it was picture time. Well, I decided that. Mike thinks I am a dork for always wanting to take pictures. :)
|Wearing my Rosie the Riveter socks! We can do it! ;)|
|The Future Mommy and Daddy|
The doctor came to talk to us about the embryologist report about 45 minutes after we got in the back area. She showed us our 3 remaining embryos. Two were grades 3-4 and one was grades 2-3! She recommended that we transfer 1 or 2. She said that if we transferred all 3 then we would just have a higher risk of triplets. She said that ideally we would transfer the two high grades and discard the last one since it is a poor quality and may not make it through the freezing process again. A part of me didn't want to let go of that embryo, but a bigger part of me knows that we can't afford triplets! So, we went ahead with transferring the two higher grade embryos.
|Meet Embaby #1|
|Meet Embaby #2|
I was taken to the back and the whole procedure was about 10 minutes long once my doctor got in the room. I'll tell ya....the worst part of that whole procedure is the fact that you are supposed to have a full bladder. As miserable as it feels, it gets worse once they put the jell on your belly and push down slightly with the ultrasound thing. Oh. Boy.
So, Dr. Rodgers placed my embabies inside of me and gave me a hug on the way out the door. She is so sweet. :)
|The white area is the fluid that the embryos were transferred in.|
|Their First Home|
We were out the door of the surgical center at 12:45pm. We hit up the Wendy's drive thru and took off right away to avoid rush hour traffic! We made it home in an hour and 5 minutes! Sure beats the drive in! I had my feet up last night and I am going to remain horizontal or at least trying to sit on the couch as much as possible today! It's not easy for me to be 100% lazy, so this is going to be a challenging time.
|Drive home...feet up for the next 48 hours!!!|