Hello! (I send this note out to those on our email list for this journey) I, Rachael, am back home and it nice to be home with the craziness behind us. Pete did great with the boys here, on his own, and they had a blast together. All 3 babies survived thaw, and were transferred on Thursday. Now, we wait. The clinic wants me to do a pregnancy test (blood test style) on … [Read more...] about a quick update
Life just got extra crazy. We got the timing right this time around! It took extra monitoring, but it is time to go get these babies. Plane tickets are purchased. Hotel booked. Friend to travel with found. All the various details are getting worked out. And this is really going to happen. The reality of this brain dump is dawning on me: We have done what we … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption — When the timing DOES work!
Crazy Week This week saw more than its share of craziness. First we had a transfer date, then we didn't. An emotional rollercoaster. Along the way, we shipped out a lot of orders too and even got some new parts in stock. This week I worked on two part outs. I went through the Black Friday 2017 haul again, pulling out the tan and brown bricks from these sets. With 83 … [Read more...] about Week in Review
It's amazing any of us are ever born. Just consider the timing of things. And then the risk factors and loss rates seem to be against us. But somehow, by the grace of God, new persons are born every day. After doing the monitoring today, the doc called to say we missed the optimal time for transfer. It's frustrating, but such is life. Monitoring will resume on May … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption – when timing doesn’t work
The Party has started! We gave a brief update here, and what started here is now happening again. Monitoring. I was up early this morning to get to the lab for blood tests. Then to OB's office for the ultrasound. None of it is fun, least of all the uber early morning, but I'll do it for my babies. This monitoring is about checking how my body … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption – Prepare to Transfer! Pt 2