Monday, June 18, 2007

please implant, please implant, please implant.....

Wonder what I'm thinking about these days? :)

So, both embryos made it to Saturday and both were implanted. One was an 8 cell and one was 7, and the doc said they both looked good. My RE doesn't give me much detail about these things and I made a conscious decision not to ask for more. I know myself well enough, and I know that the more I know the more I obsess about things. The more info I have to put into the Google machine, the more stories I see, and of course it's always the worst case scenarios that I tend to focus on. So when he said they looked good, I said "great, that's good to hear".

So, I'm now a few days into the 2ww. I'm on prog.esterone and I started the Lu.pron this morning. I take the Lupron for 3 days and then I start on estro.gen patches. Quite the hormonal cocktail this time. But it a weird way I'm thinking that having to keep track of the schedule for the meds might help the 2 weeks go by a bit faster. That and a killer work deadline!

As for the weekend, I felt a bit bad that I couldn't do anything for my husband for father's day since I spent most of the weekend in bed. I did get tickets for us to see the Gipsy Kings at WolfTrap in August, but normally I'd do a nice dinner and bake something chocolate for him. Perhaps, though, it was appropriate that he spent the weekend taking care of our daughter. While I laid in bed, they played, ran errands and went to the pool. I missed going with them, but I will say that I discovered recently that the neighborhood pool is probably the single worst place to go while dealing with IF. EVERYONE there either has 3 or 4 kids or is pregnant -- and I swear I'm not exaggerating! So instead, I watched 5 movies and read an entire book. If only my back hadn't started hurting after the first few hours!

Anyway, so I'll be imploring these little embryos to implant and grow for the next two weeks. And then on my husbands birthday I will go in for my pregnancy test. Oh how I wish his birthday present will be a BFP!

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Good luck!

decemberbaby said...

I vote for a birthday BFP for you. Good luck!

serenity said...

WOOT!!! First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to those embies that made it to transfer! woo hoo!

Fingers crossed here that one or both of them are snuggling in all cosy for the next... oh 9 and a half months. :)

Shelby said...

Good luck!! I hope they implant!!

I hear you on the neighborhood pools- every single family has at least 3 kids. And I always see at least 2 pregnant women there too. Upside- it's right across the street from my house, so when I've had enough, I can easily go home. Downside- my daughter LOVES the pool and would go every day if we'd let her.

M said...

Yeah for 2 embryos. Um...and you mentioned Wolf Trap so I'm thinking you are in the D.C area too!

amy said...

Good luck!!

I'm raising my drink at the stirrup queen bar to implanted embryos and birthday BFPs!

Amy
dancingwithinfertility.blogspot.com

ms. c said...

Hey, I came here via your comment at the Lushary.
I am wishing you so much luck for this cycle, and will keep you in my thoughts.

Leah said...

Yeah for the 2 embies!! I'll be thinking sticky thoughts for the next few days.

The only place as bad as the pool is the park. The place is lousy with pregnant women chasing around toddlers that are younger than my daughter. I hate feeling lapped!

Sorry you can't make it to White Flint tomorrow night, we'll miss you. Hopefully you can make it next time, I'd love to meet you.

Tam said...

I'm praying they implant too, glad they made it through for transfer. 7 & 8 cells is GOOD!! Grow embies grow, implant embies, implant!!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sending you lots of implantation wishes!

M said...

Saw your post about where you live on my blog. We live very close...though I'm not comfortable saying where I live. Vienna is not far from me! :)
Just curious who you used as your dr. We used a guy in Reston.

Chris said...

Just skipping over from the Lushary . . . and sending good vibes and prayers your way for you two week wait. Good luck!

LJ said...

Oh congrats on the transfer, and you know I am thinking only the best for you! An amazing birthday gift indeed.

The Town Criers said...

I am wishing, wishing, wishing really hard alongside you. Please stick around little embies. Both of you. How much would a BFP on a birthday rock?

Missing you tonight--hope you can make the next get together.

Bobby and Ivy said...

WoW! Hoping those embies implant and stick!! Good luck honey!

stickybun07 said...

I so hope for a wonderful birthday present for your husband! Hang in there during the 2ww!

Artblog said...

Kids parks are the worst for me, whenever i go I have to brace myself before I see all those pushchairs with tiny tots in and all those huge belly's, they seem to be everywhere.

I try my best to ignore them but its almost impossible. There are some days, when I'm not feeling emotionally strong, I just avoid them and I take LaLa bike riding!

Taking her to school every morning has a similar effect, its almost like a story unfolding watching all those women pregnant and then with their babies whilst the months just pass by uneventfully for myself!

Its a very hard position to be in, sort of bitter-sweet for a secondary infertile!