Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bed Rest is Boring

My transfer went really well yesterday, and now I'm just hanging out, relaxing in bed. And hoping.

Dr. D called early in the morning and said that all of our embryos looked good (I don't remember the specifics). Based on my age and how they looked, she recommended transferring two, which is exactly what we wanted to do. I know there's no guarantee that three would stick if transferred, but the thought of triplets is really scary to me. A woman in my office has IUI triplets and I'm not sure how I could handle working, three newborns, managing our rentals, etc. So, anyway, whew. Two it is.

I grabbed my bottled water and we headed for the office. We checked in at 8:45 just like we were told, then the nurse mentioned that Dr. D would be there at 10. My jaw dropped. They had told me it would be 9. My bladder was so full I thought it would burst right on the table even if we went in at 9, let alone 10. The nurse said she'd go check. By 9:30, I couldn't take it anymore and called for the nurse to ask for an update and permission to relieve my bladder at least a little. It was hard to stop once the flood gates opened, but I did it. Immediately after that, the nurse came in to take us back. Crap. I took a few more chugs and we headed back.

When we got into the room, someone pointed out a stool right next to the table and said, "Dad, you can sit right here". I was totally choked up. Then Dr. D handed us a photo of all five embies and pointed out the two. Can you call embryos cute? 'Cuz they were the cutest ones I've ever seen. There was a little pressure and then they were in. That was it. I also asked Dr. D about the other three and she thought we'd be able to freeze at least two of them. Woo Hoo!

I got wheeled back to the initial room to relax for an hour. I listened to my meditation, they drew blood, we waited some more, and finally we go to head home. E took me to my acupuncture appointment, where I listened to my meditation again, we grabbed some Subway to bring home, and I planted my butt in bed.

And here I am. Still in bed. I've watched three of the five movies I rented. I've watched some crappy TV. And I'm bored. Just hangin' out, thinking sticky thoughts.

12 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your transfer went well! I know what you mean about relieving only part of your bladder...it's a tricky one! Hope the rest of your bedrest goes quickly. Thankfully, my mom has been here to keep me company since the husband is outside working.

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  2. Hi. You don't know me, but I've created a "infertility group" blog. I love chatting with other who have been though what I have and wanted to let you know about it.
    http://ldsinfertility.blogspot.com/

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  3. Congrats on the transfer! Sounds like you had great little embryos to work with and the fact that you may have some to freeze is even better! Take care during the wait. I'm wishing you all the best.

    -Callie
    ICLW

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  4. Sending "sticky vibes" your way Best wishes!

    *ICLW*

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  5. YAY!!! Sounds like everything went great!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  6. Congrats on a successful transfer. I hope you're enjoying your crappy TV and that those little embies are burrowing in!

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  7. Congratulations on a successful transfer and all my very best thoughts and sticky wishes to you for a successful cycle!!
    Imagine bed rest before the internet- that must have been really, really difficult...
    ICLW

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  8. awesome news that you could freeze some!!

    rest up and let those pretty embabies get comfy!!

    i am holding up pretty well - only a few more days until my beta. thanks for checking on me!

    xoxo

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  9. congrats on the transfer!!!

    yes, you are allowed to say that you have the cutest embies ever created!!

    ILCW

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  10. LOLOL....I remember the bladder blues during ET as well! So sweet of them to call your hubby Dad....so nice..

    I know that the bed rest is boring, but you need to remember that there is a miracle inside you, which demands patience and rest from your side...

    Good Luck!


    *ICLW*

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  11. Sending good velcro thoughts your way. Enjoy your rest - hopefully it will carry you through the next 9 months and beyond!

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  12. Glad it went so well, except for the bladder issue. Sending you many many positive thoughts!
    *ICLW*

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