Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happiness - *UPDATED*

Today was absolutely perfect. We had the easiest flight (the plane was practically empty so we each had our own row to spread out) with no complications or wait times. When we arrived at the car rental, they upgraded us to a larger vehicle as the category we chose was all sold out. The first offered us a pick-up truck...hell no! We are city people and we don't know how to drive trucks. So, they gave a us a minivan instead. I'm choosing to take this a sign.

We then stopped for lunch at one of our favourite places, Ted's Montana Grill, because we found one right off the highway in the direction we were going! So awesome. After lunch, we made a quick stop at CCR.M to get A.'s communicable blood drawn and fill out the many many many consents. The best part was when I asked for the bill, they said I didn't owe any money! I questioned them a few times and then let it go. I suspect a nice fat bill will be waiting tomorrow, but only time will tell.

Then it was time for some retail therapy! We hit the Outlets and A. surprising did the most damage. I tried on tons of stuff, but nothing much did it for me. I was happy for him, as he is not a huge shopper so we got him some much needed apparel. By 4:00pm we were exhausted. We quickly came into the room to get changed and then headed to another favourite, Maggianos. Usually I order the gnocci, but I needed to get some new energy flowing through me so I stepped it up and changed my order. I made A. do the same. We were both happy with our meals and I felt good about adding to the positive karma.

Last it was the piece d'resistance for me, meeting my friend, LisainSK and her DH A. The four of us connected immediately as if were old life long friends. We talked about everything from TTCing to traveling and everything in between. The best part for me (aside from the obvious of seeing Lisa) was that this was the first time that A. has ever had a male to speak to. This summer when we met up with Cassie, we had an equally awesome time, but sadly her husband was not there. Tonight, A. got to get another man's perspective on going through IF and what life has been like for him. I believe this to be a life changing event for A. He is such an open person, but no one IRL gets it. His friends have kids which were conceived with no medical assistance so he really hasn't had an outlet to express himself or hear from others. I am truly blessed to have found this community and especially those who I have had the fortune of meeting IRL (Cassie, T, Lisa).

Tomorrow is D-Day. I am ready (I think). Wish me luck at 1:15MT.

-R.

TRANSFER GOT MOVED UP TO 12:15MT.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, fantastic day! LOTS O' LUCK!

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  2. Hi! I've been following for a while, and am about to get on a plane to Denver myself on Thursday for my first cycle (3rd IVF, 4th IUI) with CCRM. Maybe I'll see you in the hallway - my fingers are ultra crossed for you...

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  3. Sounds like you're off to a great start. This week San Francisco is exploding with joy and excitement because the Giants won the world series -- the City waited 52 years for this moment. I promise to gather up a lot of this wonderful positive energy tomorrow at the Giants parade (it will pass by my office) and send it your way.
    Good luck!

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  4. Good luck!!!! So glad everything is going so smoothly already!

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  5. LOVE the positive karma that is flowing to you right now. It's about time!! Wishing you all the best today, and you know I'll be sending you all the good stuff at 1:15!!

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  6. I'll be thinking of you at *12:15*!

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  7. Only 30 minutes to go!! I've been thinking about you all morning & am almost as excited as I'd be if it were my own transfer. Good luck!!!

    T.

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  8. I bet you are right now on the table thinking happy thoughts just as we are thinking the same for you.

    So glad I met you too and wish I had the opportunity to meet the others as well.

    By the way, I made a suggestion to John, the embryologist that they should allow people the opportunity to know info about their embryos (thawing) ahead of time. I asked that they do that for me, and it was such a relief to know a few hours early, rather than stressing out right before it happened.

    Good luck and happy bed resting!

    T

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  9. Wishing you all the very best! As I type this you are probably still resting on the table after the transfer. Hope the transfer went really well. Sending all the positive thoughts and sticky thoughts your way!!

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  10. So very happy for you, R! I am thinking nothing by positive thoughts for you!

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  11. Woman, you know you cant be shopping. That stuff just wont fit you after too long here...

    Best wishes!

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  12. OOOh my confirmation word was *bless*....

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  13. I always wished my husband would have connected with one of my online IF friend's husbands. But my husband is so private AND anti-social that he wanted nothing to do with it. I'm really glad your DH got that!

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