Can you believe it? Because I certainly can't! I remember once upon a time when IVF seemed like the biggest, scariest 3 letters I had ever heard. IVF was what really old people with rotten ovaries or really rich and famous people who waited too long to start a family did in order to get pregnant. IVF was definitely not what normal, healthy 29-year-old couples did to get pregnant. Duh, all they had to do was go on vacation. Or have a drink. Or just relax.
But lo and behold, as He so often does, God had different plans for us, and here we are on transfer day. We are nervous. We are excited. We are overwhelmed. We are scared. We are hopeful.
We are also unbelievably thankful, both for the fact that this process has gone relatively smoothly (dare I say, even well?) so far, and for the fact that SO MANY people have reached out to us to let us know they have been praying for us and cheering us along.
Of course our biggest prayer today is for a successful transfer that results in a healthy pregnancy. Assuming all goes well today, I will spend the rest of the weekend on "strict bed rest," and in the coming weeks, will be going in to the clinic for bloodwork periodically to check my hormone levels.
To answer the biggest question: no, I don't know (yet) when "the" appointment will be, and most likely, I won't announce that appointment date to the world just in order to avoid any undue pressure. But you can rest assured that we will update you either way in a timely manner!
I'll try to check back in in the meantime while I'm busy pretending my brain is capable of processing any non-waiting-for-the-news thoughts, but no promises :)
That's all for now... happy transfer day to us and happy weekend to you all!