My Embryo Transfer is Scheduled! KNOCK. ME. UP.Aela Mass
Today, I got the best early birthday present. At my transvaginal ultrasound today, it was discovered that the estrogen I have been taking for the past couple of weeks has done its job of thickening my uterine lining, which means I am ready for my embryo transfer next week!
I’m so joyous from this news. It’s been just over three months since I lost my twins at 17-weeks pregnant, and it’s been a tough road. I’ve been managing fine enough. But it’s been hard for me to regain trust in my body that it can and will do what it’s intended to do.
I walked into today’s appointment nervous. On Monday, I was told my lining was at 6.38 and it needed to be 7.0. I was worried that it wouldn’t get there. It’s been bad news after bad news for awhile now, and I was almost ready for another roadblock. But that’s not what I got!
7.47. And my uterus is good to go!
From here, I’ll continue my estrogen pills three times a day. This Sunday (my 35th birthday!), I’ll start my progesterone vaginal suppositories — I know, totally not fun. But I don’t even care! I’m prepping my body to get knocked up in one week from today. And I’d do just about anything to make that happen. So if it means I have to squirt a bluish gel up my vagina for the next 12 weeks, so be it.
Wait, why 12 weeks, you ask?
That’s how it goes. Progesterone might help prevent miscarriage, so they’ll keep me on the suppositories for 12 weeks. And, likely, after that, my regular OB will have me taking progesterone shots throughout my pregnancy — that’s because of my 2nd-trimester loss last go-round. But like I said, whatever I gotta do.
I’m going into this weekend feeling happier than I have in awhile. I’ll turn 35 this Sunday (yes, Easter; it happens every few years that my birthday falls on this holiday). I’m going to keep a hopeful and positive outlook that next Friday will go smoothly, and that I will, indeed, become pregnant. And, of course, that my next pregnancy brings me a healthy and of-this-world baby.
I don’t often ask for prayers or well wishes or positive vibes or whatever it is that you all send to those you care about, but any extra goodness you could send my way this next week would be oh-so appreciated.
I look forward to sharing very happy news with you all soon!
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