The (em)babies are coming home!

Transfer day has come and almost gone.

I woke up this morning, did my fertility yoga and got ready for the day. Since you aren’t supposed to wear scents into an embryo transfer, I opted for my natural wavy hair (translation: pure ball of frizz). My hair straightener is no match for the refreshing sea air mixed with precipitation.

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My husband and I ready to leave for the clinic

Since it’s so cloudy on the coast, my husband joked that my rainbow socks would be the only bit of sunshine we see before we head home.

We arrived early for our appointment to pay our FET fees and stock up on much needed supplies: needles and syringes for my PIO injections. I chugged the mandatory 2 bottles of water and waited for my turn.

When he entered the room, my RE had a good laugh at my rainbow socks.

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My beautiful rainbow socks from MLACS

Then, he proceeded to sing Kermit the Frog’s Rainbow Connection as he prepared for transfer. I wasn’t familiar with this song, but now it totally resonates with me. “Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection”… We made our wish. We are ready for our rainbow baby – or maybe two!

Our beautiful Day 6 embryos thawed at the same grade 17 that they were frozen at. One of the pair was already hatching.

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Our embryos on the screen. Two beautiful diamonds this time.

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Double thumbs up!

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I’m so excited!!!

The transfer went smoothly. My bladder seemed fuller this time as I patiently waited out my 10 minutes before I could pee and move to the recovery room.

In the recovery room, my RE gave me acupuncture and I fell asleep. My husband said I was snoring (which is not a surprise – haha). I rested for just over an hour before we left the clinic.

It’s been grey and cloudy since we arrived, but the sun was shining brightly when we left the clinic. Perhaps another good sign??? We grabbed lunch on the way back to the hotel and then snuggled into bed to watch a movie.

I’m a little crampy and bloated, but otherwise feeling great. My honest opinion is that FETs are SO MUCH EASIER than fresh cycles. I’ve barely had any side effects from my current drug cocktail. I hope that this means pregnancy symptoms will be easier to notice.

Beta is scheduled for February 9th. Yes, I will POAS before then. I set a goal of holding out til February 7th, but we will see how things go. My goal remains the same: one day at a time.

Snuggle in there babies. We are bringing you home tomorrow.
❤ XO ❤  

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We loved you before we ever knew you

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73 thoughts on “The (em)babies are coming home!

  1. OMG that song brings me to tears every single time!! I couldn’t have handled it at such an important and emotional time lol!! I have everything crossed for you that things go well and you have the best news in a couple weeks!! Yay!

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  2. Love Love Love this post! First, if you haven’t done so already, find the clip of Kermit singing this on YouTube. I love this song and it makes me tear up. Second, love the wavy hair. Third, you two are so freakin’ cute. And last but most important, GO BABY GO! Please share your wellness plans for post-transfer.

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  3. I love that song! I think it makes for a perfect transfer story, along with your sparkling embabies, rainbow socks, and dramatically changing weather. I’m curious- why do you travel to your RE? Are there no fertility clinics nearby? Wishing you lots of luck!

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    • We did our IUIs at a clinic that was in our province. Our province actually only has 1 clinic and it’s 2 hours from us. Our city could really use one. Anyway, in my opinion, the local clinic is not as progressive or patient friendly as some other clinics. We researched our options and decided to switch when we did IVF. The clinic we chose better fit my values and perspective (more holistic mind-body focused) and is known for their great patient care. I have no regrets about switching and the cost difference actually isn’t much at all.

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  4. I’m sooooo happy their in their rightful place! I know this ones it for you love I just have the best feeling! Love the socks and I’m amazed your RE does acupuncture! That’s an amazing benefit. This two week wait is going to drive ME crazy!

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  5. Congrats…had my FET in December also…👣👣s…PIOs is much smoother and easier with hubby doing it…word to d wise Definitely warm it up using a warm rag from d microwave helps and definitely definitely numb d area with ice…I had to find out d hard way…these tips really really keep ur bum from getting lumps that stay for days….lol…using a warm compress after works too so the oil dissolves quicker…again Congratulations on ur bundle(s) of joy

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  6. Wow – Time has really gone fast! I’ve been a bit MIA from blogging, so I’ve missed a bit of your story since your last transfer. But I am so excited for you giving this another chance and sincerely praying for the best this time around! Hugs!

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