Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today, I'm carrying triplets!

   I think I'm still in shock.  M and I have been trying to start a family for nearly 2 years now, and today - I know for sure that there are 3 little embryos in my uterus.  They are really there - I saw them myself on the ultrasound.  (Well, I saw a little white blob of culture medium with the embryos in it - but they're in there.)  It's such a cool feeling!
    The transfer itself wasn't as smooth as I'd hoped, but the end result is that the embryos are where they're supposed to be.  I was told not to empty my bladder for 1/2 hour before the appt.  We stopped at a McD's about 45 min from the clinic so I could pee one last time.  I was afraid of it being too empty, because I've head of other women who have had to have their bladders filled with a catheter b/c it wasn't full enough and I did not want that.  We got to the clinic, and I already had to go again, so by the time they drew blood, got M and I all dressed in our surgical gear, discussed our embryos, etc - my tiny bladder was really full.  (Funny side note, the booties didn't fit over M's feet, so he had to wear the surgical caps over his shoes - lol!)   Anyway, my bladder was so full that it made it difficult for the doctor to see my uterus.  Then he couldn't get the catheter where he wanted it.  It's rather unsettling to look down and see the doc between your legs with his eyebrows furrowed in frustration.  He ended up taking it all out, using an internal ultrasound, and starting over, but he finally got the embryos right where he wanted them.  M took a picture of the ultrasound screen with the little blob on it.
     We also have a great pic of our embabies too.  The doctor said that one looks particularly strong, but the other 2 look good too.  He wanted to make sure we were aware that triplets were a possibility (a 2% possibility.)  We assured him that we knew the risks, but were choosing to err on the side of multiples as opposed to transferring 1 or 2 and not having it work.

      We came home and I went to bed for a few hours; the valium must have worn me out.  When I got up, M had cleaned up the living room, built a fire and was starting dinner.  I laid around on the couch all day while he made me Shrimp Scampi over pasta.  It was so good!  I have an amazing husband.  I'm so blessed.
     I took tomorrow off from school tomorrow - I didn't want to be stressing over 7th graders the day after the transfer.  I plan on laying around all day tomorrow too.  I had big plans for getting some reading done while I'm laying around, but I haven't done anything yet.  I need to let that go and work on relaxing.  That's the doctor's order: to relax! 
     So, I guess we'll know in a two weeks if we're successful.  Until then, I'm "pregnant until proven otherwise!!!"


  1. Wow, three!!! Congratulations, gets lots of rest and relaxation:)

  2. Congrats! Take it easy and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Congratulations on being PUPO! Enjoy this time!