Wednesday, January 29, 2020

January 29

One year ago today, we had one of the most important moments of our lives.

As most of you are well aware, pregnancy didn't come easy for us, so we had to go through two rounds of IVF. When the second round produced two healthy embryos, we scheduled our Frozen Embryo Transfer for January of 2019.

We knew that we weren't guaranteed to get pregnant, so our emotions ran high for the entire month.

Would this work?
Would we get pregnant?
What happens if we don't?

There were so many questions and so many worries, yet we continued to think positive and hope for the best.

Appointments, ultrasounds, blood work... January ended up flying by, and once my lining was absolutely perfect, we had our transfer day... the 29th!

It was a cold, beautiful morning. Once we arrived to Utah Fertility Center in Pleasant Grove, it was game on! Our "lucky socks" from Utah Infertility Resource Center were kept with us in our little room and we were ready to go.

Dr. Gurtcheff came in and explained the process to us. Our embryo was taken out that morning and began to hatch perfectly!

The whole process took about 25 minutes. 5 minutes for the wait and prep, 5 minutes for the procedure, and about 15 minutes of laying down and resting. It was so cool! We were able to watch everything on the screen/ultrasound, so we could see the exact moment she was implanted. 

I took about 4-5 "Princess days", rested up, and waited... 

Y'all. It was so hard. 

I remember panicking 4 days in, worrying about every little sign. I was cramping - does that mean it failed?! That night, I went upstairs and decided to take a test. I didn't tell Zack because I knew that he would tell me to wait... but I'm not a patient person and I just needed to know.

Would you just look at that... 4 days into a 5 day transfer, I had a positive.  

So, January 29 is a pretty big day in our house, and I'm sure now you can understand why! 

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