Monday, July 29, 2013

Seven Days.

It has been seven days since the transfer and I feel like I'm going to go crazy during this 2 week wait (2ww). Luckily for us, it really isn't a complete 2ww, we only have to wait until, 4 more days.

The transfer went as expected. Two beautiful, perfect 3 day old blastocysts appeared on the screen for us to see for just a second. Both were hatching already. They both were graded as perfect in all areas by the embryologist. They were then placed inside of me, and we got to hang out there for just over an hour, with me laying completely flat. Again, new found empathy towards my heart cath patients that have to lay flat for at least 6 hours. It is horrible. After our time was up, we headed back to the hotel. (Sorry no cute pics of me in the gown, booties and shower cap, Ali took one, but I don't have it)!

We stayed in Scottsdale until Thursday morning. The clinic doesn't require any bed rest, but we have met many people who have done this, and they were all on required 3 days of bed rest, so this is what we did. From Monday afternoon until Thursday morning, all I did was sit in bed, watch tv, watch movies, play games, read books and be bored. This was torture for me. I don't sit and do nothing. Ever. I'm always up cleaning, trying to organize things, or just doing something. Not sitting. The only times I got up were for food, water, to go to the bathroom, and I think I showered twice. I didn't even nap. All that laying around doing nothing made me not feel sleepy at all.

When we got home Thursday, I continued with much of the same. The kids were still at my moms having a blast, learning how to swim without floaties, and getting spoiled! I laid around, watched more movies, and rested. Finally on Friday, I was a bit more active and hit up the commissary, did a little laundry, and even went out to dinner and a movie with my husband that night. Everyday since has been about the same, I've done as little as possible and I'm trying not to think about it all as much as possible.

The injections are going well this time around. I initially had some pain, but now they really aren't bothering me, aside from a little itchiness at some of the injection sites.

Please don't ask me if I "feel" pregnant. Assuming the transfer was successful, I'm currently 3 weeks, 5 days pregnant. I'm pretty sure that with both of my kids, I had no idea I was pregnant at this point. So, how would I know if I'm "feeling" pregnant. I'm dizzy, I'm tired, I have nearly constant mild "period-like" cramping. Guess what, those are all side-effects of the progesterone as well. I know people mean well when they ask this, but it just stresses me out. I wish I knew.

I'm excited. I'm hopeful. I'm scared. I'm praying like crazy.



  1. How lovely, I can understand what feelings you must be going through after the transfer. It must be a bit of excitement with fear. One suggestion, don't be scared. Process of surrogacy is perfectly normal. No complications will be there. Only there is a good thing you must be waiting for some months!!!

    Best Regards,
    Kunik Goel
    Surrogacy In India

  2. God is good all the time. HE is in charge, no matter, what HE has a plan. What a blessing you are to Ali and Bryan. Thank you for your willingness and love!!
    Ali's mom's friend,