This weekend Rob and I went to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC.
We had such a wonderful time there, looking at all the flowers and plants. The theme for the summer was colors, so they had brightly colored plants everywhere in every shade imaginable. It was also butterfly season so we saw many butterflies around too. They even had a glass house (terrarium?) that had many orchids, succulents and even cacti.
It was such a great way to spend the weekend. We even got to walk around Belmont and look through an antique store and have dinner at a pub. We’ve been so busy lately that going out usually is just eating out at the same place and watching mindless stuff on tv. And to think that a place as beautiful as this is just a short drive away: )
On Saturday Rob and I went to our IVF clinic to get our little eggies transferred! Big day #2!!
*our 4AA egg, the outside ring is the placenta and the inside it what will become the baby.
Out of the 13 eggs they retrieved, I 8 got fertilized. Out of those a few got ICISed, sperm injected directly into the egg, and one or 2 fertilized on their own. Of those eggs, we got one super good one, a rating of 4AA. 4 being the size and the AA being the clarity of cells for the placenta and the baby itself. I had another one that was a 3BC, which will get frozen, along with 2 other eggs.
We all agreed only one egg would be transferred. I’m a good candidate and transferring 2 would only increase the chances slightly and there’s the high chance of having twins. While we desperately want a baby, we only want one.
The actually process itself was pretty easy, although a bit uncomfortable. You come in with a full bladder because it makes the transfer that much easier. But while they are transferring the egg, the nurse is pressing down on my belly and bladder with the ultrasound trying to get a good clear picture. Ouch! But it was all over quickly and we got to see the little egg float around a little bit. Awww.
I laid there for about 30 minutes, while things settled. She showed us pictures, went over a few things and we then were able to go home.
I’m pretty much all good to go. I just can’t overexert myself, stay hydrated and just take it easy. Not for the embryos sake actually, for my ovaries since they are still very much enlarged and sensitive and believe me, they let me know if I’ve moved the wrong way or something. I also continue taking progesterone and I start today on estrogen.
And then in a couple weeks….I get my first pregnancy test!
It’s so surreal to know that I’ve got a little egg floating around right now looking for a good place to nestle in and grow. Amazing!
The fail whale!
Rob switched hosts for our websites and forgot to fix my site. So right now you can’t access www.hello-suzy.com . But, if you’re reading this, then you are looking at it through Tumblr.
It’ll get fixed shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience.