The day of the transfer in late Janaury 2014 I was happy until I got into the OR. Dr. Diaz had done a mock trial a few days before so I knew what to expect, but I was sad that in the end I only had two embryos to transfer–what if neither of them took?
I had expected to have more energy after the transfer but I really did just feel like resting and sleeping the couple of days afterwards. Although I flew home three days after my transfer, my first full day home, I slept all day.
I did my best during the two week wait to stay occupied. I was lucky in that friends had offered me their complete embryos should mine not take, but even so, that only somewhat lessened my fear the day I went for the blood test. I did not test early. I waited the full two weeks.
I couldn’t believe it when Maria at Dr. Diaz’s office called me later to say my numbers were very good. I remained hopeful the next week that both embryos had taken, but in the end, I remained well within the bell curve for my age and situation–with a 1 out of 2 remaining!
I have just entered my 9th week of pregnancy. I have had very little nausea and find that on alternating days for the last week I have been very sleepy. And, for some reason, me, an avid eater of greens of all sorts can’t bear to think of eating anything green and I also sort of have to trick myself now into drinking water. I find I wake up hungry by 4 a.m. so I have to keep a snack with me in the bedroom. I don’t want water out of glasses, but for some reason, the cold metal water bottle I have does the trick!
I know that if something goes wrong from here on out, it is not due to anything done of the part of Dr. Diaz. Their clinic was caring and professional with me all of the way, and I was actually surprised and comforted by their warmth while I was there. We had been on quite a journey together.