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Round 2

Transfer 2 happened last week! Actually on Halloween. I'm not sure what the implications of that are for my hopeful child but I guess we'll find out. Or at least I hope we will! And as far as I know, the prospects for this little egg are just as good as the last couple. They didn't give me any percentages this time tho.. probably to keep me from hanging on to them too tightly. 

Anyway, I got some great pics this time! Fortunately, Justin got to be there. I think part of the reason the last eggs didn't take was because Heavenly Father knew I didn't want to have to explain to my children why their father wasn't there at the moment of their conception. (haha. Just Kidding!)

It was actually really nice to have Justin there. The actual inserting of the egg is as simple as simple gets, but if you recall from the last transfer, they do a "washing" of the vaginal canal. And it's the worst of the worst. Last time I got through it with Pinterest. This time I gave Justin several indentations from my nails on his hand. He was a really good sport. So much so, that he let me take a really ridiculous picture that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Ready...

Isn't this amazing?! It's my new favorite thing. 

Doesn't he look handsome?? The next facial expression I got was more of  contempt but I got this one before he started threatening to take my phone away. :)

These are my feetsies. (yes I know that's not a word but it is when in the mood to take pictures of them.) haha. The funny thing is that they gave the same booties to me and Justin and they almost didn't fit his humongous shoes!

This is my new little grey circle! It looks a little different because it was still thawing when the picture was taken. But there's lots of good cell growth around the edges and the embryologist said it looked even better when she actually put it in. So yay! Hopefully this little guy will become my baby!

Remember how I said the transfer happened on Halloween?? All the nurses were dressed as inmates and the docs were all sheriffs. haha. We thought it was pretty clever. So this is Dr. Heiner and the cute MA that helped him this time. I wish I remembered her name! She really is nice. :) They wanted me to make sure you knew they are both smiling under their face masks. :)

This is me with Baby Brookie after everything was done and I was bed ridden for the rest of the day. All the grand babies came up to go trick or treating and Brooke was the only one that would actually cuddle with me. So we got a pic. :) I LOVE that girl!!

So there it is. Last time I knew they were gone when my period started. I'm supposed to start this weekend and will if this little grey circle didn't take. So I wanted to write this while I was still hopeful for it to stay. I think the hope level is lower than it was last time, but it's still there. I have one more live cycle if this doesn't go well. But we're crossing all our fingers and toes and saying a million prayers. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers and support. I need all I can get!!


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