Got to Cleveland at 11:45. My acupuncturist, Anne Kinchen, is THE best. Love her. Wish she were closer to Erie! She got me nice and relaxed for the transfer.
Got to Cleveland Clinic around 1:00. Popped a Valium. Check in wasn't until 1:45 so Mike and I chilled in their gorgeous lobby. Mike ate his lunch (I ate mine on the drive down). There was a book fair I perused. Then, we took the mason jar filled with coins and dumped them into the wishing fountain. We've made NUMEROUS wishes/prayers on that same fountain before. One of which was before Victor's transfer! These are our last two embryos, so we thought it quite appropriate to use an entire jar of coins.
We went up to the second floor around 1:35, checked in, and waited. It was around 2ish when they finally called us back.
I got naked from the waist down, put on the gown, and put on my new narwhal socks! Mike and I took our customary pics of each other flashing the transfer number with our fingers.
Met the doctor who was doing my transfer and then got wheeled back to the operating room (no operation required for this procedure tho).
Once in the room the sonography we checked my bladder. Looked good! The doc then did a mock transfer to make sure the catheter would go in smoothly. It did! Then they flashed my embryos on the tv screen. The little blobs looked adorable. They handed the catheter to the doc. He put it in and once he measured it to be a good distance in, he squirted in the puff of liquid carrying my babies! The embryologist checked the catheter to make sure none were stuck in it (that happened to me once). Clear! They gave us a printed photo of our babies, the Petri dish they were thawed in, and wheeled me back to my room.
Only laid for about 3 minutes before I decided I just HAD to pee.
Got dressed and back in the car for post-transfer acupuncture. That session was amazing. Fell asleep!
Got back in the car and almost home as I type this!
Think sticky thoughts for my babies!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
The little dish they thawed our babies in.
Our beautiful boy and girl babies! I am not sure who is who. These embryos were twice vitrified (frozen twice), and thawed twice (PGS normal)! I hope they're strong!