Here they are, a sight for sore eyes! We did take pictures of the embryos on the screen because I wanted them to keep me going for the next 8 days until the beta. I know it sounds strange, but at this point I wish the beta was a little further out because I am so happy and hopeful that I don't want it to end.
The transfer was very simple. I took a valium (love it!) and then we went down the hall to the transfer room. I got changed and the nurse sat and chatted with us about the procedure. I told her this is all the result of my bad karma. When I was a teenager and read about Dolly the cloned lamb in Life magazine, I was so thrilled. I knew by the time I had babies I could just grow it in a jar in the kitchen like a sea monkey and then pull it out when it was ready. Now here I am . . . shit. Everyone thought this was hilarious, but I really think I jinxed myself! Anyway, they showed us the two best expanded blast embies that they chose and we took pictures of each (see below). It was a really easy procedure all in all. Now I'm just laying here.
My mom decided to come into town to help! I am so excited for that. She got to be there for the whole thing. She did cry a little, but it was very special that she got to see. Hubby said he never thought my mom would watch us get pregnant!
I am going to try my best to stay hopeful over the next 8 days and NOT analyze every symptom in the book and think happy baby thoughts. :) I know that sounds lame, but what can you do?