|the embryologist making sure our embryos (or someone's, cause i borrowed this pic off of google) are growing at a normal pace.|
this is what a day 3 embryo looks like, means 3 days of growth after fertilization.
|test tube baby!!|
this pic kinda irks me, but it's also kinda funny.
i understand that the dr's fertilized and grew my embryo for 5days, but ultimately the little nugget(s) will be growing and thriving in my uterus.
not a test tube.
|more needles, yeay!|
acupuncture before my embryo transfer.
|dr. richards rolling in the incubator with my little embryos.|
|i have morgan look into the microscope at every transfer to make sure the embryos are really there.|
this time i wanted to see them for myself.
|the basics of how an embryo transfer works.|
you can view a video and more here.. http://www.advancedfertility.com/embryotransfer.htm
the transfer takes about 10-15min.
|bea and i|
|my doc!! dr. richard marrs and i..|
ohh and excuse my no makeup and lazy eye look.
i was hoped up on valium.
|a little info for you on ivf...|
|my estrogen patches..|
yes, i am a hormonal crazy woman.
don't feel bad for my husband or anything!! lol;)
|and now the dreaded 10 day wait!|
i'm home on bed rest for the next couple days, looking at the ceiling hoping my little embabbies are attaching.
not going crazy or anything..
i mean, what else is there to think about.
|since i'm on bed rest and since my husband is a medical device sales rep, he thought it would be a good idea to strap me to his dvt unit. |
that way it prevents any blood clots.
|i have some amazing friends and family. thank you for making my bed rest "bear"able.|
with out you i would be going nuts!! lol
part 2 of round 4!
if you're confused on what i'm talking about you can read my past post entitled
"what's been on my mind"
i'm laying here on bed rest praying that these little embryos attach and burry their way into my uterus.
i hope they like it in there, i shoved some glitter, cotton candy and snoop dogg tunes up there to make sure they are comfy and happy:) ok not really, but if i could i would.
i feel good about it this time, i feel relaxed, confident and mostly ready.
i'm reday to be a mommy.
i'm just anxious and trying to keep my spirits high.
i'm thinking positive happy thoughts of beautiful mini marys or moes running around.
thank you to all my friends, virtual friends, and all my family for your positive sunshiny vibes and prayers.
your loving positive comments mean the world to me and my sanity.
i love you with all my heart.