Sunday, December 5, 2010

Transfer Complete

Well who knew that an embryo transfer was so quick. Overall it was okay but of course I can find a couple of things to complain about because I like to obsess. Here's how it went down. We arrived at the clinic at 9:15 (our appointment was for 9:45) and we were ushered back to the hospital like area. I changed into the hospital gown and tried to zen out. I took my ipod and figured I would try to do my version of meditation. My perv of a accupuncturist couldn't come so I was doing my best to "relax" myself. Well the problem was that whenever I would manage to relax the nurse would want to talk to me so G would grab my leg to get my attention. I would literally jump out of my chair so I am not sure that my "relaxing" was working. Anyways, next I was taken into the "operating room" where I was met with a dr that wasn't mine. I guess that is to be expected but I really didn't even consider it an option. Anyways, truth be told I prefer the other doctor to mine. She is a friendly shorter woman who always has a smile on her face and has a cute little quirky way about her. So they start off by doing an external ultra sound (I forgot they have those) and it turns out my bladder was not full. This always happens to me. I drank over a litre of water but I don't think I start drinking it early enough. She also suggested that maybe I had been dehydrated and just absorbed the water. I know now that isn't the truth because I have peed 5 times since coming home. Luckily she said because I was thin (I haven't felt thin in a couple of years but I will take the compliment) that she could see my innards well enough anyways. Next she inserted the speculum which was not particularily pleasant because it was the big one but to be expected. Then she had to do something with my cervix and as always the pain started. She said that it was ultra sensitive and that it was bleeding the minute she touched it. So it was a minute of pain and then it was just a bit uncomfortable. Once the catheter was in they were able to get it where they wanted and to release my little embies. I was surprised because right after they finished they had me hop off of the bed and go get changed and leave. I thought I was supposed to stay lying down on the table for an hour but that was not the case. Anyways I am now at home and am trying to stay still. I seem to have to go to the bathroom every 10 mins which is freaking me out. Plus (sorry to be disgusting) I seem to have gas. I keep thinking everytime I toot the embies will fly out of the lining of my uterus and end up in my underwear. Plus I have been sneezing like crazy. I don't think I have sneezed this much in the last 10 years. Luckily G looked it up and all I need is a relaxed uterus, what I didn't realize was that that the embies don't implant for 2-5 days. So now I am free to pee away!
Please think sticky thoughts for me!!!

17 comments:

  1. i remember w/ my first transfer, i was so freaked out about everything. i was worried that if i had to take a crap, i would push too hard and the embabies would come out. but don't worry, they are in there and really there's nothing else you can do to make this work or not work. its up to the world/god/whatever you believe now. just try your hardest to live in the moment and relax. (WAY easier said than done, i know :-) stick thoughts kc, sticky thoughts.

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  2. Sticky, sticky, sticky!!!! I once heard that embies in the uterus are like feathers stuck to honey....no amount of peeing or gas is going to get THOSE babies unstuck. ;-)

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  3. Oh man, I would be the same way. I am sure you are just trying to make the environment perfect for those babies - and it is. Now, it's up for the embies to implant. Sticky baby dust to you!

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  4. Oh I bet I'll be the same way next week! But based on everything I've heard, no amount of tooting will dislodge those embies!!! I'm so excited for you!

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  5. thinking lots of sticky thoughts for you. With all the drama this cycle, I hope you get the chance to decompress a bit. I find that that is possible for week 1 of the 2ww, all bets are off in week 2. Thinking of you.

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  6. Sending sticky thoughts your way!!! Congrats on being PUPO!!!

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  7. The sneezing, peeing, farting bit made me lol because this is exactly how I felt after my first transfer. My Dr reassured me they weren't going anywhere and explained how it wasn't physically possible. That helped! Hope the embryos are nestling right in! Try not to drive yourself too crazy the next two weeks. We are here to listen!!!
    Yay transfer!

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  8. Did you mean to be funny..because your post put the biggest smile on my face...sending positive vibes, sticky baby dust and lots of good wishes for a BFP.

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  9. Yay, congrats on being PUPO!!!!
    Sending sticky thoughts your way!
    When did you say your beta was??? Forever away!
    Thinking of you!

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  10. Stick Embies, STICK, STICK, STICK!!! Hope you have a great week this week!

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  11. Great that you got the transfer over!! Hoping they stick in there nicely and soon!

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  12. best of luck, hope they are checking everything out and finding out where they want to hang for 9 months! :)

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  13. I have been out of town all weekend and just got caught up. I am SOOOO excited for you! I was just devastated when I thought you had all empty follicles. Now you are just where you want to be - 2 embryos transferred and PUPO! YAY!!!! I am dying laughing about the gas, peeing, crapping comments, because I can TOTALLY relate! i have a cold and have been trying so hard not to cough (not exactly easy!) because I feel like I am going to dislodge things! LOL!!

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  14. Stick and grow! Stick and grow! Stick and grow!

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  15. I just updated!!!! Thanks for thinking of me and for your encouragement yesterday!! I am also PUPO!!! Yay!!! To bad you don't live in ottawa.. we could navigate the 2ww together!

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