Wednesday, April 29, 2015

the good news

Where do I even begin?? ... oh yeah... it worked! We're having a baby!!!

I'm still in awe, and it still doesn't feel real. I guess it'll all set in once we're able to see our baby(ies) on an ultrasound in a few weeks.

I can't get over how good God is. It is all because of Him that we will be having a baby. HE is the one who gets ALL of the glory. We can't wait to have this baby and all our future babies and dedicate them back to Him. We can't wait to tell them about God's love and goodness. Just amazing.

The 10 days leading up to the test yesterday have been such an emotional roller-coaster. I really tried not to get my hopes up too much because I was scared of everything being taken away from me if it didn't work again. But then again, I didn't want to doubt it all. I was seriously a mess. Kudos to Larry for putting up with me through such a crazy time!

This past weekend my bff, Kaylee, and her husband Josh came visit us. We had a wonderful weekend, and it really helped to sort of get my mind off of stressing about whether the babies implanted or not.

Monday felt like the longest day ever. But I kept telling myself, you only have to wake up one more time until you know. Tuesday finally came and I woke up at 2 a.m. I couldn't fall back asleep fully because I kept dreaming out the results and every scenario in the book. I pretty much felt like I didn't go back to sleep. I went to work until 12 and Larry picked me up to go to my appointment to have my blood drawn.

As we were pulling in, Larry says, "time to give the vampires what they want!" Hilarious. I've given blood so many times this year, it's insane. The last couple times I barely even felt the needle. This time there was a different nurse who drew my blood, and it actually hurt a little though. I told Larry that hopefully it would be all worth it. She told us it would be an hour-hour and a half tops for them to call and tell me the results. The whole way home I watched the clock.

We reached Lake Charles and still no call, so we ran an errand before picking up Larry's car because we wanted to be together when we got the call. But still no call. We went get Larry's car from my work, and I had him take my cell phone in case they called because I didn't want to get the news again this time if it was bad. We got home. Still no call. It had been over 2 hours at this point!

Finally, the phone rings... I answer it and put it on speaker. It was Dr. Storment himself again. My heart sank. I looked at Larry and I was so scared it was him calling again to tell us it didn't work again . But he didn't. This time he gave the good news! It was amazing. I cried tears of joy and gave Larry the biggest hug and kiss. Prayers finally answered!

The first person I told was my mom. I face-timed her to tell her she was going to be a mawmaw! She cried of couse. ;) Larry's first person he told was his mom also. We then both called the rest of the family to tell them the good news.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

frozen embryo transfer

Saturday we transferred 2 (of 5) of our frozen embryos! 

This time we got to sleep in before the transfer because we didn't have to be there until 11:30. My doctor had a total of 6 transfers that morning and we were 2nd to last. I had to show up with a full bladder, and honestly that's the toughest part of the transfer! That's how easy it all is. We waiting in the waiting room for 30 minutes. Then once we got into a room, it was all quick from there. Dr. Storment came in brought us the photo of our embryos and told us they were grade 1 (the best chance for a pregnancy). I was so so happy that they both survived the thaw and were still perfect! Right after that, they gave me some Valium and took us straight back for the procedure. 

The procedure went nice and easy just like last time. I still think it's so cool that Larry and I both get to watch the ultrasound and see the embryos get dropped into my uterus. No matter how many times we have to do this, that will never get old. The procedure took less than 10 minutes. 

After, I had to lay flat for 15 minutes and then we could leave. I stayed on bed couch rest until Monday night. Couch rest may sound fun, but I promise it's not. I like to clean my house on the weekends, and that's all I wanted to do was get up and clean- but I couldn't!

Only 6 more days until we go back in for the pregnancy test! I'm SO impatient, I just want to know now. I'm just praying with everything I have that God blesses us with these two beautiful babies. I can't wait to be a mommy and I'd give anything in the world to become one.