Monday, July 26, 2010

Holy Tomorrow Batman

I'm so excitednervous right now that I feel like puking! That could be the popcorn and junior mints I just ate. It was movie night, what can I say? Is that bad? Should I not eat that stuff the night before our transfer? Crap.

I did however buy a whole pineapple. It's sitting on my kitchen counter staring at me. I have no idea what to do with it.  I'm thinking about naming it and allowing it to sit on the couch with me. Apparently the core of said pineapple can assist in implantation. And walnuts.  B went out and bought a whole pineapple and a pack of walnuts tonight when he went out to get a (horrible) movie for movie night. I made him. I read it on the internets. The internets told me to do it. So I did.

I've decided that I'm taking the rest of the week off.  Yes, I'm a crazy lady and I've decided that I'm going to allow this IVF cycle to actually take over my whole life.  Will I regret it later? Depends on the outcome.  Maybe not. I'm not sure.  But I'm all paranoid about embryos falling out or whatnot.  I know, that's ridiculous. They can't just fall out. (Insert inner voice telling me that the uterine fluid that haunted me for four days just fell out, why can't embryos?  Hence, my paranoia. I'm a crazy person.)  But I mean, hopefully this IVF thing won't happen millions of times (i.e. more than twice because we will run out of money) so I think taking it super easy and prioritizing this little adventure is ok in my book.

B and I are carpooling to work in the morning to get a little done before the valium kicks in.  Then I'm coming home to shower (no lotions or fragrances of any kind allowed in procedure rooms at Dr. Z's) and then B will take me to the office at 12:30. Transfer is at 1:00.  ...   ....     ............   Still haven't decided on one or two embryos.  It's making me bananas. I've written thirty seven pros and cons lists in my head. 

Oh, 38. Dangit.

I'm definitely excited to see the pictures of our embryos. I hope we still have a good amount!!! I'll be ecstatic if there are still 11.  Beside myself.  ...Not realistic. Let's not get out of hand here.

Ok, I need to get some sleep and hope these junior mints/nerves stop making me want to puke. And it was the really good movie theater butter popcorn. Bless.


  1. Good luck! So exciting!! Let us know how it goes. Thinking of u. X

  2. I keep imagining you two looking at the embryos and trying to decide which one/two to implant. How will you know? Will you see something sparkle in one or two of them? Will one look cleaner, stronger, prettier, smarter? This is a part of IVF I hadn’t thought of. New technology brings about new traditions. Cool.
    I will be praying for you all day today. I will be praying for the Dr. and his staff at around 1:00. Then I will be praying for your little embryo(s) to hang on tight. Bless you, bless you, bless you.

  3. Oh my gosh, how terrifying would it be if they made us pick the embryos they'll transfer? "Go ahead, but don't pick the 'wrong''ll be sorry...Yeah that one looks pretty. Go for that one...wait, not that one..." No degree necessary!

    I'm thinking they'll pick the 1-2 embryos that have the least amount of fragmentation. Freeze the others. **Please let there be others to freeze!!!!

    Thank you :)

  4. Good luck! Enjoy it. It really is special!!!

  5. I am so excited for you! I can't wait to hear how it went and how many you decided to transfer. (Why am I thinking you have twins in your future?) Yeah!