I had intended to update yesterday, but I was pretty wiped out.
The transfer was rough, I was totally not prepared for it, and it really took a lot out of me. Every transfer I've had before (6, for those who are counting), has been easy. But this time was not so.
My c-section scar apparently was in the way - she had a really hard time getting the catheter to make the turn around the scar, so she had to get out a few other instruments to try to straighten out the opening and make the turn with the catheter, and all the while having the assistant pushing really hard on my bladder, to try to use the bladder to push the uterus down a little. I was painful and took a long time. I was trying really hard to breathe through the pain, and squeezing the heck out of Jim's hand.
But, she finally got around the scar and got the catheter in the right place and got the embryos where she wanted them. I shed a few tears when it was all over, I think just finally releasing something after trying to manage through the pain.
I've had a few minor twinges today, maybe cramping or maybe just soreness from having my cervix manipulated so much yesterday. And I was completely exhausted by 9:00 last night.
The good news - the embroys looked great, one was already hatching out and the other was fully expanded and she said was getting ready to hatch. They only had to thaw two, so we still have 4 in the freezer. She said the difficult transfer shouldn't affect the outcome at all. So we'll see.
I'm trying to take it easy today - as much as is reallly possible with two toddlers. But Jim is doing his best to manage them. I think they'll probably end up watching more recorded sesame street than we normally allow, but I guess that's ok for a day. And my step-father called this morning and wanted to come for a visit on his way through town, so I had to pull a simple lunch together. But now I'm resting again with my feet up.
So now the obsessive watch for symptoms begins. I am currently not planning to POAS, but you never know...