We took a mini vacation last weekend, and much to my surprise, we had NO coverage and spotty WiFi. So, I didn’t get to update y’all at all. 😢
A lot of my “fertility challenged sisters” have been checking on me. I really appreciate each and every one of them. Many of them know the journey we’ve chosen. And, they know better than anyone what may lie ahead.
Many have asked if I will do a home pregnancy test before the blood test on Thursday. I don’t plan to test. I knew being out of town would help with the eagerness. I have tested in the past, but it was a rabbit hole I didn’t want to try this time. So, I know as much as y’all!
Our fertility doctor’s office is out of town, so we are opting to have my bloodwork done locally. This means our results will be delayed until some time Friday. We plan to share the good/bad news with our families at some point on Friday or Saturday followed by sharing here.
Many fertility medications require a strict timing. This had made for some interesting predicaments in past cycles since Chris has given me most of the shots.
The progesterone shots have wiggle room but consistency is the best rule. We chose 9PM as a good time for us. Unfortunately, tonight the electric went out. So, I had my first shot illuminated by the light on my phone. And, the first night I have a new heated pad, I have no electric 🤷🏼♀️ All you can do is laugh!
Us infertile girls often talk in a lot of jargon. Even our husbands can be clueless at times. There’s abbreviations and medical terms that seem so foreign to those not personally affected by infertility.
Can you translate?
This girl is PUPO! Whoop whoop! One embaby is on board hopefully burrowing into his/her home for the next 9 months. Once the 2ww is over, I’ll have a beta done to see if the FET was successful.
How’d you do?
PUPO: pregnant until proven otherwise
2ww: 2 week wait (the wait between transfer and a beta test)
Beta: bloodwork to test for beta levels (the pregnancy hormone)
FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer (the placement of a thawed embryo into the uterus)
***Also, still confused about a part of the embryo adoption process? Or the medical part? Leave us questions you have below or PM us/the page, if you feel more comfortable. The next 2 weeks are going to be relatively uneventful, so we want to fill it by answering YOUR questions! All questions will be answered anonymously and there’s almost no question we won’t answer 👀👀👀***
Timon thawed perfectly and is now snug as a bug inside my womb ❤️
I had to have a full bladder for the transfer, and I waaaay overdid it. I was doing the potty dance BAD! 😂 But, the doctor gave my bladder an A+. So, there’s that!
Now, we wait!
Thank you for all the well wishes! The process has been so much easier knowing we have so many supporting us this go around.
🎶He’s a little bit goofy
She’s a little bit hopeful 🎶
Or something like that!
Any Donny and Marie Osmond fans? No?!
Humor still helps us get through the difficult times. And, while today is super duper exciting, it’s definitely one of those “hurry up and wait” moments. It’s exciting, but no guarantee that in 2 weeks or 9 months we’ll have a happy ending.
So, our T-shirts are our silly way of expressing ourselves. 😋
Here we come, Timon!
Or Christmas in July for us!
Fun fact! Did you know that the pineapple is the unofficial symbol for the infertility community? Pineapples or eating the core itself is hoped to contribute to a successful transfer for many. The science isn’t 100% there, but it certainly won’t hurt.
Don’t forget to send us some virtual baby dust!
I’ve noticed that the infertility community doesn’t often wish each other good luck for a successful treatment and pregnancy, and with a diverse group of people, “sending prayers” can be inappropriate. Instead, they/we often say something to the affect of “Sending you baby dust,” or “Wishing you lots of sticky baby dust.” It’s like “break a leg” for performers.
But, we’ll take it all! Prayers. Luck. And Baby Dust!
Only 2 more days until Timon the Embryo is thawed and transferred ❤️