I love math!

But, pregnancy math is on the same level as toilet paper and paper towel math for me.

With the knowledge of when our embryo will be transferred, we can estimate when my due date long before we actually transfer Timon The Embryo. It’s not official but an online calculator. It does factor in that our embryos are already 5 days old. Frozen in time in 2016.

So, transfer is slated for July 25. Timon is 5 days old. And, somehow I’m 1 week pregnant today. But, I’m not. ‘Cause pregnancy math is weird.

Ultrasound and bloodwork…

One step closer to getting this big girl a baby sister or brother.

Today’s ultrasound and bloodwork showed we’re right on schedule for our transfer on July 25. There was a slight concern I might need more estrogen in the form of patches, but my estrogen levels were perfect. Phew!

I may be getting ahead of myself…

But, I want to believe…

And so it begins…

Tomorrow our frozen embryo cycle, or FET, officially begins with a baseline ultrasound and bloodwork!

I can’t believe it’s July already! But, we’re excited to get started!

If you’re interested in learning about the medication I have to take for a FET and few bonus details about our cycle, please watch the video below. I thought I was going to remake this video (because I’m super awkward), so excuse my references to July as if isn’t today. I actually made the video last week. And, this mama doesn’t have time for video editing!

Video update…

Y’all, I’m so excited! We’re getting so close to our transfer cycle!

Oh, where to begin…

I had the first of my two biopsies yesterday. I expect we won’t find out the results until tomorrow at the earliest. The fertility doctor was so nice and walked me through everything. We had a good laugh about several different things, and she has a way of putting me at ease. The pain was significant but short lived. And, the cramping she promised afterward was thankfully mild.

So, I walked out of the office thinking I got this. I had been nervous about the procedure, but I was really proud of myself. I was excited to spend the rest of the day with Emma and her Godmother. We were going to have a girl’s day! It was all fun and games until about 30 minutes into our car ride home, and Emma vomited for the first time ever. Sure, she spit up plenty as a baby. But, throw up? No. And, she proceeded to throw up 5 more times on the car ride home. Emma’s Godmother earned herself a medal for sure. She was a trooper and jumped right in to help with each mess ❤️

Once I was home with my toddler napping in my arms and smelling of vomit, I couldn’t help but kind of laugh to myself that this is what I had dreamed about for years. When struggling to conceive and then, adopt, I daydreamed about sleepless nights with a newborn, bath time, teaching a child to read and write, etc. But, I also daydreamed about explosive diarrhea, projectile vomiting, and potty training, etc. We imagined the GOOD and the BAD. After all, they go hand in hand with parenting as well as life. But, it’s what you make of it.

Are we tired? Yup. Are we sad that our daughter is sick? Yup. Are we glad that we are the ones who get to soothe and care for her? You, bet!

And, we hope to do it again with another baby next year thanks to our amazing donors and fertility doctor. Time is both passing slowly and quickly, but we are excited to (hopefully) make a baby.

Shots, shots, shots…

Good Morning! I get not one but TWO shots of progesterone today. One this morning and one tonight. After today, I’ll just have one each night until my biopsies are done next week. It’s exciting to be moving closer to our goal, but I’m not ready for these shots AT ALL. Chris has the hard work of administering them, but he’s a pro at this point. I just have to grin and bear it.Progesterone shots.jpg