Friday, November 12, 2010

All Knocked Up!

Well, here I lay, in my bed, surrounded by my kiddos who have invaded my space :) But I love it! My oldest asked if he could pray for me when I got home, so I said "sure". He then proceeded to pray that the little baby eggs "stick" and "live" - his words! I almost cried it was so heart-felt and sweet! I love his little heart!!

Altho I do have a funny (now) story to share, but a little background first: For the IVF transfer, my instructions were to empty my bladder at 12:30, then immediately drink 24+ ounces of water to re-fill it. I am a nervous nelly tho, and when I get nervous, my stomach gets sort of upset. Generally that sends me to bathroom - if you get my drift.

So anyway, now to my story.

After my lab work, I headed to the bathroom to empty my bladder as instructed, and right on cue, my stomach got upset. So, I was in there for a few minutes, but thought all was well.

So after about 20 minutes of waiting, we were taken to the other section of the IVF clinic and I got changed into my gown for the transfer. While sitting in the transfer room, I finished my 2nd 16.9 oz bottle of water and figured I'd be good. The nurse came in and did a quick U/S and sure enough, my bladder wasn't nearly full enough so she told me to keep drinking. Thankfully I had brought a 3rd bottle of water with me. Michael returned a few minutes later with it and I drank it down within a few minutes. It was then that my stomach started churning. Uh-oh! I sat there trying to do the mind-over-matter thing, but it wasn't working, and the longer I sat there, the worse the cramping and churning was getting! I looked at M and was like "I think I'm going to have to go to the bathroom". She just giggled and was like, well if you do, you do! I really was trying to just see if it would pass so that I wouldn't have to drink so much more water, but it wasn't going to happen. I had to go NOW!!!

So, she went out and got the nurse and they said that the doctor could just fill my bladder for me before the procedure. So off I speed-walked to the restroom. Embarassing? Yep! But there was nothing I could do about it either!! Even had to ask for some air freshener - yeah, it was THAT BAD!! But thankfully I felt much better afterward :) Can't say that I wasn't absolutely mortified tho!!! Oh, and apparently word spreads quickly in that place because the other nurses and the doctor came in a few minutes later laughing and telling me "its no big deal". I wanted to hide!!

Ok, so anyway, back to the transfer. Our regular nurse came into the room and informed M&A that both of the embies they thawed reacted exactly like they needed to and were perfect! She handed them a picture of their to 2 little embabies and then said we were ready to go! I took my valium, and the rest is history!

Here are a few pics of our big day :)

M & I wearing our "Thinking Positive" shirts :)

In the transfer room waiting for the doctor, me drinking my water!

Green toes for fertility & luck

They are right there!


Allison said...

You crack me up girl! Praying you see positives in a dew days!

Jennifer said...

Where did you get the shirt? Too cute. I am supposed to be doing my transfer around mid december. Good luck with yours. Hope it sticks.