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Love at First Sight

on November 18, 2011

  There they are. The two most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life. Two beautifully growing embryo’s. This is where life starts. I feel fortunate that we get to see the beginning of life in a cellular stage – not very many other people are able to say that. These two ‘babies’ were transferred on September 9, 2011.  I think that day will be one of the clearest in my minds.  We had to be at the clinic at 7:30 for an ultrasound and exam to make sure I wasn’t suffering from OHSS and that the transfer could take place. Things were great and we were given the go ahead. Our transfer time was 1:00 pm. We went for breakfast at Cora’s and then went to Chinook Mall.

It sounds silly, but I had such a good feeling about things, I wanted to go to Build-a-Bear and make something for our little ones. We picked out a monkey, anxiously awaiting the moment we could tell them (if it worked) that this was one thing in their possession since the day of conceptions (practically). I might as well have been skipping around the mall that day I was so excited for the possibilities of what our future could bring.

We had finally wasted enough time and it was the moment of the transfer. My bladder was bursting as they had to have it full to see everything in an ultrasound. As I was lying in the same bed my eggs were taken from, the embryologist came in to let us know how the embryos were doing, give us the picture of the two they were transferring (usually the best of the bunch) and go over what would be happening. Before they transferred the embryos they showed them on a tv screen and then it was done.  We had one above-average four-celled embryo (left in picture) and one over-achieving 8-celled embryo (right in picture). I was in love.

In the course of 30 seconds I went from nothing to being PUPO (Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise). I was given directions for some more medication I would be taking until the pregnancy test, we sat in a chair for 15 minutes and we were done. Now we just had to wait for the longest two weeks of our lives.

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Love at First Sight

on November 18, 2011

There they are. The two most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life. Two beautifully growing embryo’s. This is where life starts. I feel fortunate that we get to see the beginning of life in a cellular stage – not very many other people are able to say that. These two ‘babies’ were transferred on September 9, 2011. I think that day will be one of the clearest in my minds. We had to be at the clinic at 7:30 for an ultrasound and exam to make sure I wasn’t suffering from OHSS and that the transfer could take place. Things were great and we were given the go ahead. Our transfer time was 1:00 pm. We went for breakfast at Cora’s and then went to Chinook Mall.

It sounds silly, but I had such a good feeling about things, I wanted to go to Build-a-Bear and make something for our little ones. We picked out a monkey, anxiously awaiting the moment we could tell them (if it worked) that this was one thing in their possession since the day of conceptions (practically). I might as well have been skipping around the mall that day I was so excited for the possibilities of what our future could bring.

We had finally wasted enough time and it was the moment of the transfer. My bladder was bursting as they had to have it full to see everything in an ultrasound. As I was lying in the same bed my eggs were taken from, the embryologist came in to let us know how the embryos were doing, give us the picture of the two they were transferring (usually the best of the bunch) and go over what would be happening. Before they transferred the embryos they showed them on a tv screen and then it was done. We had one above-average four-celled embryo (left in picture) and one over-achieving 8-celled embryo (right in picture). I was in love.

In the course of 30 seconds I went from nothing to being PUPO (Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise). I was given directions for some more medication I would be taking until the pregnancy test, we sat in a chair for 15 minutes and we were done. Now we just had to wait for the longest two weeks of our lives.


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