We're back from the clinic! We put two embryos in, one 'good' one and one that is slightly less than 'good.' I hope that all equals out to one healthy baby!
DD couldn't manage to be in the room with me along with all the 'scary' equipment and people in paper hats and paper booties and masks. She had to leave and hang out with DP in the other room, where the nurse gave her a box of apple juice and a cookie, which thrilled her to no end!
Oh, and we got to go in early because the three women before me didn't come with their bladders full enough. Silly ladies!
I'm very much at peace this time (right now, anyway), unlike last time when so much was on the line. I truly feel that DD was a miracle, and that this baby would be a gift. Here's to the two-week-wait! Oh, and the clinic told us that we were the first embryo donor family in Canada last time! Crazy! Yay for creative queers!
I have three shifts on the ambulance already booked during the next two weeks, but am thinking I might bail on them, just so that I know that I've done everything to get this baby to stick. Not sure. I know that heavy lifting is fine for the baby, just not sure that I'd feel okay if the embies didn't stick ... i might feel that I should've not worked. Can't really afford the 'holiday,' but might have to in order to make me feel like we did our best to give the embies a chance. Thoughts?
Library, the author of the book you mentioned is an acquaintance of mine. So cool that you read her book!
2ez, glad the hsg went well. Yay for no cramping! And funny about offering your DS everything under the sun! The stickers worked for a little while, but I've just turned on a dvd for DD, which she never gets, because I want to sit for a while and make sure those embies can nestle in nice and cozy.
5g, one of our embies fragmented as well and they put that one in, and told us that they often do just as well once they're in the 'correct' environment. How are you feeling?
seraf, we were planning on sending DD on a playdate to her friends, but Hand Foot and Mouth disease is rampant in our community right now and her kid has it, so no go. DD is a very shy little girl, so only has a few people she's comfy hanging out with: grandma, auntie and her buddy. All three didn't work out! Yeesh!
ETA: Escher, can I be moved to Waiting To Know? We'll be officially doing a blood test on the 27th if no AF by then, but I'll be POAS on Solstice. I had a nice, strong BFP at nine days past transfer last time and I'd love to get a BFP on Solstice, which is 11 days away, right? If it's a BFN on Solstice, that's okay too. The longest night of the year is good for all sorts of rituals, both happy and sad.