2dp 6dt

What does that mean???? 😂 Well in the ivf world it means 2 days past a 6 day transfer. That means the embryo/ baby grew to 6 days when they transferred her. Two whole more days before Karen and I take a test. Honestly each day I feel more confident that it’s working. I’ve had cramping since after transfer. Nothing terrible but basically when you get pregnant you feel slightly crampy. Almost like your going to start your period. Normally people don’t know or even pay that much attention to it. I obviously know they put baby girl in though and so I over analyze each and every little thing. 😂

So far my symptoms are definitely cramping, yesterday I felt like I peed a lot. (I did drink a lot too though 😂) This morning I felt just like blah. That weird feeling of feeling hungry but nothing really sounds that good. So I just get to keep waiting and over analyzing everything. Also remember I’m taking progesterone in oil injections. The purpose of this drug is to make my body think it’s already pregnant so that it wants to keep baby in here. So all these things could also be from the influx of meds too! 🙄

I’m going to visit the girls today. Ellie and Grace! Im sure they will be more excited to see Ricky because they are all going to play Nintendo together. 😂 Its always fun to see the babies I helped grow. They all grow too fast.

Yummy food.
Pizza pizza pizza
Bed rest with the price is right.

Transfer day was today!

Last night was such a great night. We had so much yummy food and plenty of drinks to enjoy. We stayed for hours enjoying our time together. I got back to the hotel and obviously couldn’t sleep so I took a nice bath. Watched some tv and did sleep off and on during the night. I kept checking my phone to see the time and finally at 6:00 I decided I would just get up. I made a coffee and took another bath to try to relax.

I listened to some Christian radio and had a good cry. It’s all so exciting and scary all at the same time. It’s hard to explain to people how much goes into all this. I know I try to always post cute, funny and happy pictures but believe me there is plenty of hard stuff from behind the scenes. My butt is already bruised I have huge lumps from where the oil goes in.

I honestly cry before every single transfer. It’s all just so much. My hormones are crazy and today I really just felt them all. (Those who know me best know I don’t cry and I don’t let people see me cry) I hate it. I know it’s normal and ok to cry it’s just the way I am. I just kept praying for this sweet baby girl they put in! I also couldn’t stop thinking about the one transfer I had that didn’t take. 😔 It was so so sad and hard. I still think of that little girl. I know God had other plans but it still sucked and doesn’t seem fair and it’s ok for me to think that!

After I pulled myself together and got ready I was feeling better. I just needed to stay busy. FCI called me and said baby thawed out great and they actually wanted me to come early! ❤️ So as soon as Karen got here we headed over. I was drinking my water and they told me not to take my valuim until 9:30. Then they were like wait you didn’t take it yet. Hurry and take it now. 😂 So basically it kicked in right after my transfer! So we waited a little bit so I could get to feeling a little more normal.

We went for breakfast and it was sooooo yummy. Then we walked around a store and then went back to my hotel so I could rest. I’ve been sleeping for hours and it was great! Now I’m starving and Ricky is still asleep. I’m going to wake him up soon so we can go get some yummy deep dish pizza! Giordano‘s is my favorite.

So far since transfer I’ve been feeling pretty normal. I do have a tiny bit of cramping off and on so I’m going to think positive and say it’s baby girl digging in deep. DR Kaplan said my uterus looked great and it was plenty thick. But they didn’t re measure it. So now we just wait wait wait… I’ll try to stay busy watching tv and doing little things.

Tomorrow I’m having lunch with the girls at 12:30. On 4/7 we will be doing the official blood beta test where we want a good number. Then 2 days later they will have me take another to see how the numbers will rise. We are actually planning to take a at home pregnancy test on 4/1 the day before I fly out. Im hoping we get even a faint line by then so Karen and Rodger can see it in person. So here we are and now we wait.

Ricky just got up so I’m off to go get my pizza!!! Thanks everyone for the support.

Love this cool lion outside the hotel.
Last nights bath.
This mornings 😂
This is a terribly blurry picture lol 😂 But we looked so fancy.
Look baby girl is HATCHING! That’s a really good thing.
Crossing my legs and holding this baby in for the long haul! 😂

I can’t sleep.

I’ve been awake since 2:00 am. I’m a bundle of nerves I guess. I am obviously excited but then I go through all the other emotions as well. I just keep praying my uterus and body is doing all the things it needs in preparation for baby. I wish I had better words to express the feelings I get before transfer. I just keep going over all the meds and knowing that I’ve taken them at the right times and days. I think is my uterine lining too thick? Or maybe is it not thick enough? (It was over 12 so I know it’s enough lol) Regardless I still think about it. I hope my estrogen and progesterone levels are where they need to be. Will the embryo/baby thaw well when they pull it out? I just keep praying for this sweet baby and hope that my body is exactly what it needs to be. I want my little womb mate to be extra happy and comfortable for the next 40ish weeks!

I’m trying to think all wonderful and positive thoughts. Karen and Rodger are so excited and I don’t want to let them down. Thankfully they do have plenty of embryos if one doesn’t stick but I have high hopes for this little one. ❤️

It’s now 3:30 am and I have to be up and getting ready for the airport at 6:45 so I’m going to try my best to rest and sleep. I’ll send this update out after we land in Chicago tomorrow.

Well we landed safe and sound. I never did fall back asleep but I did get to pray for the baby and transfer so that’s good. Tomorrow morning at 9:55 is when I’m scheduled so I have to start chugging water at 9:30! They want you to basically feel like your going to pee your pants before they do the transfer. 😂 Karen is going to meet me at the hotel and since the clinic is right across the street we will go over together. I got us matching bracelets for transfer day! I will give it to her tonight. Hopefully they brings us extra blessings and peace.

Tonight we are going out to dinner with everyone! Molly, Jon , Karen and Rodger. I’m excited to enjoy time together before our big day. We are staying at a BEAUTIFUL hotel in Chicago the peninsula this place is so gorgeous and has so many fancy tech things I am having a hard time figuring them out. 😂 We ordered room service for lunch when we got here and it’s all done on a tablet! Everything in the room is controlled with touch screens/buttons. Our bathroom has huge bathtub with a TV. It’s super nice and fancy and I definitely love it. 😍

I’m definitely still nervous like always but I’m excited to be here and have the opportunity to try to help. I have done everything I can and now it’s all up to God and what he will allow. I just hope he listens to me! 😂 Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers for Karen, Rodger, Ricky and Baby! I will update again tomorrow after transfer is completed and My Valium has worn off.

How cute are these 🥰
Driving to the airport
These are my giant butt shots that I swear Ricky enjoys torturing me with…
Chicago is cold and Ricky can barely keep his eyes open. 😂 not sure why he looks like this.
You can find me relaxing here later. 😆
This is my favorite little spot already for makeup and hair!

10 days until transfer!

Well I have been on my ivf drugs. Things are going well. I’m hormonal and crazy as expected with all the estrogen and progesterone. I’m definitely getting excited now. Today is our last ultrasound appointment to check lining and blood work. In the mean time we got a puppy last week and boy are we tired. He’s so sweet but man I forgot how hard puppies are. All the potty training and crying at night. Basically I have a newborn at home. 😂

Today when I got to my appointment they told me they didn’t have someone to do the ultrasound!!! Mind you I had this scheduled for OVER a month now. To say I was frustrated would be an understatement. I let them know it had to be done today so after some waiting they filled out a new order and sent me on my way to the hospital. I went straight there and the hospital staff was so kind and helpful once I explained how important it was to be done today! They called and were able to squeeze me in so I go back at 3pm today.

I called FCI and they were so nice and said for me to just make sure I ask what my lining thickness is today and let them know. On Tuesday it was 10mm so I know that’s already good. they need a minimum of 8 to do transfer so since I’m over that we are good. I will start the big butt shots next week. Eeek my poor butt is already dreading this. 😂

So I will fly out next Sunday morning and transfer will be Monday!!! We also got exciting news that Karen gets to come to the transfer with me now. That makes us both happy. It’s a really cool experience to see the baby/embryo go in so I’m happy she gets to see it now also. ❤️❤️❤️

I will be in Chicago for a bit after transfer for couch rest. Sign me up for this. 😂 I love napping and resting. I know Karen is planning some fun things for us while I’m in town and I’m excited to meet more of her friends. Plus I’ll get to spend some time with Molly and Jon and the girls. Im hoping the weather stays nice and I can do some fun shopping as well! I’ve been eyeing some cute new summer tote bags… 🤫 Dont tell Ricky! 😂

After my final appointment yesterday my blood work was all good and my lining was 12.2 so I’m perfectly fluffy and I’m praying baby digs in deep and I have a perfect little home for 9 plus months.