This week, My husband and I went back to Pennsylvania for another transfer attempt. This one was very different in many ways. First, we drove. It was an 8.5 hour drive, but my hubby didn't mind because we were driving a Dodge Charger. (He didn't want to take it back. I agree, it was NICE)
Once we got there, we met with our lovely, generous, and super sweet IPs. They had gifts for me and the girls. I felt awful because I didn't bring anything...well.. other than my uterus. We went to dinner at Seasons 22, which is a super healthy and fresh restaurant that updates its menu with the seasons. Here are some interesting tidbits we learned:
The Intended Father's birthday is 2 days after mine (different years, of course) We are both Aries.
The Intended Mother's birthday is 13 days before my husband's, so they are both Sagittarius which happens to be my favorite sign to be friends with. This connection was made even more humorous when I ordered the same meal as the IF and my husband ordered the same as the IM. We are easily amused. :)
I also found that my IM wants to travel and even live in other countries for several years. I think I may need to go visit them and their baby once they move to Europe. :)
As for the transfer, it went smoothly. I didn't have the same bladder issue as before because the nurse actually looked at my bladder on sonogram and let me empty it a bit before transfer. That part was very stressful last time. I was pretty relaxed for the transfer of two hatching blatocysts, one a grade A and one a grade B. The hatching part is very important, especially in frozen embryo transfers.
Frozen embryos tend to have harder shells which are harder to break through naturally. This is why some clinics offer assisted hatching (at a fee, I understand.) These little ones began hatching on their own. Once an embryo hatches, it can begin to implant. This means that transferring an already hatching embryo will lead to a very quick implantation. The chances of success are increased, by a LOT.
So I am 4 days post transfer now. I have felt a little sluggish, probably due to the two days of bed rest and the long drive home. I have felt very mild cramping, which I see as a good sign because it means stuff is still happening. I also have a slight headache today. This could be a sign of pregnancy or of me staring at a computer screen again after being away from it all week. I am trying to put all of the positive energy I can into this. I will have my blood test on the 28th. I will not be cheating this time with a home test, so we will all just have to wait.
I came back to a cubicle that was wallpapers with images of Nicolas Cage, so my coworkers must have missed me horribly.
Until next time.