A little peak into transfer day…

The day is finally here…the day we have been waiting for. We are going to be PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise). That day started out like a normal morning for us. I woke up, ate breakfast, went for a walk, and then prepared for the transfer. There were not as many rules for the transfer day, just dress comfy and use non scented soap/no lotion. The procedure happens in an operating room (yes you are awake during the procedure). You also need a full bladder (I will explain why later)….luckily for me my bladder is always full HAHA! My husband woke up and we headed out the door for our morning transfer. We needed to be there an hour early for the prep part of the day….AKA making sure my bladder is full and paperwork. We wore our “waiting in hope shirts”, I wore pineapple socks, and everyone who works with our clinic wore our shirts! We definitely had good luck and positive vibes going that day! We took a picture of everyone wearing their shirts, had some laughs, and walked down the hall to the surgery center. We walked in and got our wonderful nurse who we had for our egg retrieval. I began drinking water…which turned out to be a big mistake because my bladder is tiny HAH! My bladder was 1000000000% full when we began the procedure. They need your bladder to be full so the ultrasound machine can tell where the top of the uterus is located. The placed me on the surgical bed and started the ultrasound. The embryologist prepped our little miracle embryo. They have a TV in the surgical room, so the parents to be can see their embryo after it is unfrozen and before it is put into place. The embryologist places the embryo into a catheter for the transfer. Then the embryologist brings the catheter into the transfer room and our attention was directed back to the ultrasound screen. Then BOOM…in seconds… we were officially PUPO. They told us there would be a little flash of white on the ultrasound screen and that was the moment the embryo was officially in place. It was very rewarding to see this moment. After all of the work and time that was put into making this embryo, we got to see the moment we were pregnant until proven otherwise. We were taken back into the initial room, after I relieved my bladder, and we waited for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes we were on our way and in the 2 week wait (actually 9 day wait). Our embryo was already 5 days old, so they subtract the 5 days from the normal 2 week wait.

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