I wanted to get this post up on my transfer day which was January 27th but clearly that didn’t happen. The day couldn’t have been more perfect. The air was crisp and cool, the sunrise was glorious and we were ready for our little embryos to come home.
I feel the hardest part of the IVF process is the waiting the five days from Egg Retrieval to Embryo Transfer. The progress report from the nurse each day on how many eggs fertilized, are growing etc, was nerve-racking to say the least. We have been praying a lot and relying on God to guide us through this process.
You learn a lot about yourself when you are put through tough situations like infertility. You learn that you control your mind., you either allow your mind to be positive or negative. You learn that you are capable of giving yourself injection after injection. As of today, I have given myself 35 shots in either my stomach or my “love handle” area and I am not finished yet, you can watch them here and here. I will continue to give myself the POI (progesterone in oil) shot until my beta test (blood pregnancy test) later this week.
As I had mentioned in my last vlog update, I was going to be resting for the four days after the transfer. This is something that I wanted to do after the last six weeks of hard core doctor appointments, injections, blood work, ultrasounds, emotional highs and lows. I just wanted time to do nothing and not have anywhere I needed to be.
I made a little basket for next to my bed full of all my fashion socks I wore to all my appointments so I could keep my feet warm (warm feet, warm uterus). Magazines, hair ties, my journey, pen and anything else I could possibly need to just be able to relax and not get up a hundred times.
So I am officially on the 2ww (two week wait). This is nothing new to me, I have been here before but this time I am thinking positive, keeping my mind busy with scripture and listening to my mind body IVF meditation by Circle and Bloom (which I highly recommend, it’s been a lifesaver for me).