I got up to use the bathroom. I went back, kissed my hubby and was taken into the procedure room. I climbed onto the bed. The embryologist came in, asked my first and last name and birth date. The anesthesiologist put the IV in. He took my blood pressure and put the pulse reader on my finger. The nurse got a warm blanket for my legs. Then put them in the very high stir-ups. I remember blinking hard 2 times and then I was out.
The whole process took about 20 minutes. I woke up while being moved onto my bed. I told Tommy the first thing I wanted to hear was how many they got. Sure enough, I heard his sweet voice say, "Babe, they got 12 eggs." I started to cry. I was in pain and so happy and overwhelmed. He took off my glasses and wiped my eyes. I came to pretty quickly. The nurse asked if I had pain. I told her yes and she gave me some Tylonel. Tom was great the whole time, so comforting. The nurse asked if I wanted crackers or water. I said no thanks. She mentioned I would have to eat and drink and use the bathroom before I could leave. I ate 2 graham crackers and downed 2 glasses of water. A bit later, I got up to use the bathroom. She took out my IV, and told me I could get dressed. I couldn't wait to get home and sleep in my own bed!
I dozed a lot in the car. Once home, I slept for about 4 hours. I took Tylonel continuously throughout the day. I gave Tom a gift. I called is his 'I'm going to make you a daddy gift'. It had some books and a cute onesie. We went out to get Chipotle for dinner, when I was finally hungry. We lounged a bit more and I was feeling pretty good. We decided to go to Build-A-Bear and make our peanut its first stuffed animal. Guess what we made? AN ELEPHANT! How perfect! It was really fun and special for us. We went home and pretty much went to bed.
Tom and his gift
Yesterday was plain torture. I got up, showered and went to get a pedicure. The whole time, I kept checking my phone. I got home and still no call. I was more anxious than I have ever been in my whole life. I had this fear that they would call and say little to none fertilized. FINALLY, the nurse called at 3 pm and told me all 12 fertilized and were growing. I couldn't believe it. I was in shock for quite a while. We were actually loading up the car with my sisters kids. We took them by Toms moms house for a bit and then went downtown to the Auto Show. We met two couples there, one who brought their 2 yr old. The kids had tons of fun. I loved walking around with Tyler in the baby Bjorn. Of course, I couldn't stop thinking about my lil' embryos. I am in love already!
Me and baby Tyler in a Jeep
Tom, Brady, Laney
It is amazing to know that a little bit of Tom and a little bit of me are joined together. Ahhh..I still don't believe it. I am more relaxed waiting for the call today. Of course, it can't come soon enough. They will tell me how many are growing and set a transfer day/time. We are shooting for a 5 day transfer, which would be Thursday.
I continued my antibiotic, began baby asprin and began PIO injections. Wow, that stuff is thick! I am relieved the hard part is over. We did it!
I wanted to write this post for all of my blog friends that will be starting the IVF process in the next few months. There are a lot of you! I know I wanted to know every single detail when I began the process, so I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions. And, thank you to those of you who shared their experience with me. Off the top of my head, Gretchen, Stacie, Noelle and Tiffany. <3 align="center">