we went for dinner at chris’ parent’s house and put maeve to bed there at about 8 p.m. she was super gassy for some reason and she was screaming, SCREAMING when we put her down. that NEVER happens. i thought of course, here we go. i managed to sooth her on my breast and then rocked her and sang to her and she was all settled to sleep in no time. phew!
i awoke like a shot at 5:37 a.m. after having a mild nightmare about me loosing maeve in a natural disaster. i was reunited with her at the end of the dream and was crying ugly tears of relief. i woke up with tears on my cheeks. it’s been a long while since something like that has happened so rattled me quite a bit but i was all calmed down by 6:10 when our alarms went off.
we got out of the house by 6:55. not bad as we set our goal time at 6:45. smooth sailing until about 40 min down the highway and then like usual, stop and go. yet another accident. we crawled through that for about a half an hour, and although i know they wait for you to arrive to start the thaw, i still just didn’t want to be dealing with this added worry.
we got up to the clinic at exactly 8:45 a.m. so we were actually right on time!
we had to take care of some finances first so we made our way to the payment office. when one IVF cycle became covered by OHIP this year the regular fees for procedures and what not skyrocketed. a frozen embryo transfer used to be $1,500, now it’s $2250. the freezing & storage fee was $240, it’s now $480. we paid for our transfer and discussed a problem i was having getting in touch with the payment officer at the hospital (our clinic is part of a hospital and storage fees are taken care of by the main hospital instead of the fertility clinic. why? who knows). we have two separate storage fees to pay. one from our 2013 IVF (three embryos) and 2014 IVF (two embryos). we got the payment for one of the storage fees taken care of and have to wait for the invoice for the second.
when we finished up there we went straight to the procedure’s waiting room. i didn’t even sit down on the lounger when i was called to “gown up” haha. then we went straight into the procedure room.
a nurse that i love was there and the over seeing doctor was the same doctor that performed maeve’s transfer two years ago. seeing their faces made me SO happy. we made small talk and i showed the nurses, doctors and embryologists pictures of maeve and they were so excited to see her. the embryologist asked if she could keep one of the pictures for our file and i told to keep them all! she was thrilled.
then the doctor brought over the consent sheet to go over the embryo that was being transferred and to our surprise there were TWO EMBRYOS listed. TWO. we was only supposed to be ONE.
when we told everyone that we were planning on only transferring one embryo you should have seen the look of shock on all of their faces LOL. i don’t think i have ever seen eyes get that big before!! they calmly walked over to the counter and checked our chart and sure enough our doctor had listed A DOUBLE EMBRYO TRANSFER.
we had just talked on sunday about being nervous about only transferring one embryo this time. we have always transferred two.
we went over the odds of implantation and the chance of twins and then chris and i chatted in private and we just feel like our decision was made for us. (an added bonus – we don’t have to pay that second storage & freezing fee! bahahaha)
TWO IT WAS.
there was a 3BC and a 3CB.
the embryologist told us that only one of the embryos looked perfect after the thawing and was already starting to hatch. the other was not in the same condition.
in our hearts we feel like this will be a singleton pregnancy, you just never know, but this is what we feel.
so, now we wait until september 1st for my first beta test.
i hadn’t planned on listing all of my symptoms as i wait for my first beta but i already have a major symptom going on. my tongue feels like i have metal in my mouth. it actually hurts with the “taste” it’s so strong. every other time i have been pregnant i have had this “metal mouth”.
now we wait!
best hubby out there -coffee and water for the road. also, bagel sandwiches for the road, yum! our photos of maeve to share. my lucky pants!! a little chuckle after the transfer. a couple of old bitties out for a cruise, helmets and all. their heads will be perfectly in tact when they find them decapitated on the side of the road. i am soooooo morbid, i know! our new little “squirts” xox