I was surprised at my being able to sleep last night. Yes, I woke up a few times throughout the night, but overal, I was pretty relaxed. A. and I met Lisa and her DH for breakfast in the hotel lobby this morning. I was feeling pretty relaxed and in a good place, emotionally.
When we checked in at the clinic, the phelbotologist remembered me. That's never a good sign. She didn't know me by name, but by my veins. We laughed about it and as I walked out, I said, "I hope to not see you again for a really long time". We both laughed. I was taken into the transfer room and prepped for acupuncture. There was a new person doing it that I hadn't met before and to be honest, I didn't care for her. In the past, they have always explained what each point stimulates, but she was silent and some of those points hurt. It wasn't anything too bad, but different from my past experiences.
When it was time for the transfer, we were all set to go. I had my new good luck transfer socks on and my moonstone necklace.
Dr. Sch.oolcraft ended up changing his schedule around and was there for the transfer. I joked with him that he couldn't stand to be away from me. I asked what he thought of my amazing 7mm lining, and he used the word, luschious. Seriously? Me, with a luscious lining? I then asked about my embryos and he told me they were as good as they could be for being Canadian! I guess when you have had as much contact with him as I have had, we are now at the point of jokes. He really lightened up the mood and it made a huge difference.
We ended up transferring two day 5 blasts. One was 100% thawed and reexpanded and the other was 99% and moderately reexpanded. I am happy with this and I think they are the most beautiful embryos in the world.
When he was leaving the room, he said one final thing to me. He told me that if perserverance and determination could affect the outcome, than I was an Olympic Champion. I thought that was nice. I mean, we all know, it doesn't affect the outcome, but it was a really nice way to end my last transfer with my uterus.
Overal, I am feeling really calm and at ease with everything, but of course, that will change as the days go on and the realization of this weigh on my mind. I gave it my best shot and I really hope this will be the beginning of an exciting nine months.
I felt your thoughts and prayers today and really appreciate them. I would be lost without this amazing community.
UPDATED: A. and I brought in PF Changs for dinner. My fortune cookie read, "avenues of good fortune are ahead for you". Oh please come true!