FET recap: I slept in a bit since I took the whole day off. I got a call from embryology whilst I was in the shower confirming our transfer of 1 embryo and that we were all good to go (and that I was coming in). We cut it a bit close on time and got there about 5 minutes late. Labs first and the woman (new to me) there that day was the BEST ever, barely felt the needle prick, which is not typical. Then, upstairs to the surgery center, whereupon acupuncture (w/ Cyndy) was next. The needles stung a bit in some parts (especially the ears) going in, but once they were all in, it was fine. Kinda funny/weird having acupuncture in such a clinical room. Next, the nurse came in to take vitals and I only had to drink a bit more water to fill my bladder (nothing even close to the 32 oz of water they asked me to bring) + take the Valium, which had no effect on me til I was done and getting up. The ultrasound lady (sorry for the non-technical names) checked my bladder and it was just right.
Just on the verge of discomfort for me. Dr. G came in and was really positive about our 1 blast thawing perfectly (3BA, which I'm trying not the obsess about, since it wasn't our best one, but was frozen individually), said it was like it was never frozen. Then it was like a well-oiled machine -- ultrasound lady pushing on my stomach, nurse helping with something or another, embryologist John doing his thing, Dr. G getting in there... did 1 "test run." Then in it went, a little white air bubble/speck on the screen. And that was it! 15 min of still time. Then I had the choice to use the bedpan, wait it out or get up to use the bathroom. I tried the bedpan, super weird, but I was gonna explode otherwise. Then I could chill for the post-transfer acupuncture. After that, I got up to use the bathroom and I could feel the influence of the Valium. Next stop: Five Guys for lunch (lying down in the car) -- I highly recommend it (a minute away from CCRM). As a former west coaster, I desperately miss In-n-Out, DH says he thinks Five Guys is better. I cannot blaspheme In-n-Out. Eating a burger brimming with stuff is kind of a challenge in a prone position tho.
9 days from now is Sunday where I'll have my blood test. They said I could do it on Monday too at my local CCRM office, but that would be a work day and I can just imagine getting news in the middle of class with 24 third-graders running rampant. Not optimal. So we are gonna make a day of it and do the whole IKEA thing (not new to me, but new to Denver) while we're down south. Oh, and Dr. G counseled against doing a HPT, which I wasn't planning on doing anyway.
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