My call was scheduled for this morning.
I went ahead and had an acupuncture treatment last night to prepare my body for transfer.
I spent the evening after acupuncture running to the Healthy Home Market for pre-made healthy meals and also the grocery to make my own ready-to-eat meals. I made a list of everything I needed to do this morning if the call that came told me I'd have my transfer today:
- Bake breakfast casserole
- Bake chicken dish
- Restock dog food (elevated on the shelf)
- Take out garbage
- Take out recycling
- Unload/reload dishwasher
- Pick up prescription
- Clean kitchen counters
- Put laundry away
I showered and began to work (I work out of the house) and wait for the call. I had a plan in my head on how I would quickly shift my responsibilities at work so I could be out for the next 2 days, along with my excuse I would use as to why I had to be out.
I got the call about 9:50am... transfer will be Saturday at 11am. Great! How are my embies (I had to ask, it wasn't offered)? All FOUR are still growing. WOOHOO!
So tomorrow night many of the items on my list will be redone in prep for my Saturday transfer.
I have also learned over the last few days to ask my nurse for what I want...
The IVF nurse on Monday pretty much told me that I can't do my own PIO injection due to the awkward angle and the thickness of the serum. She said that women who gave themselves the injection in their thigh complained of pain walking. While I'm sure I could have done PIO if I had no other choice... I asked my nurse if there was an alternative to PIO that would not compromise my success. Now I am using progesterone 'tablets' three times a day. These are powder filled capsules that are inserted directly up my va-jay-jay. If it means not having a big A$$ needle in my A$$ every night... I'll take it! I've set my alarm on my iPhone to remind me 3x's a day.
Also, when the nurse called to give me my transfer time she also told me my beta date would be 12/23. Well besides that being just so uncomfortably close to Christmas... I was planning to go see my family the previous day. I told the nurse I wanted to travel on 12/22 and she said, "okay, we'll do your Beta that day instead".
Ask... and you shall receive!
So for Saturday, my friend G has insisted on taking me, picking me up and sitting with me for a while. G has 10 year old twin girls through IVF and insists I should get up only to pee... someone else should be getting me food, drink, etc.
I do plan on being horizontal the remainder of Saturday and all day Sunday... but I will go to the kitchen to get water, my pre-made food, etc. Also, I will have an acupuncture treatment 4 hours after transfer. The office is 2 blocks from my house... I'll be fine to drive there and back.
Can't wait until Saturday... so I can begin the next wait!