Monday, November 15, 2010

The thaw

I am amazed by the technology. I mean, these cells are frozen Han Solo style and then poof, they melt into growing embryos. Needless to say, I am happy to report that two "totscicles" thawed beautifully and we transferred to A. with amazing speed and ease. We felt like we were in line for an amusement park ride. They led us through and then suddenly we were in the transfer room and it was like "okay, buckle your seat belts" and then it was over.

The best part about it was of course seeing A. again. It was so fun to have her see how much bigger our daughter is and how happy she is. I am still amazed she wants to take this journey again with us. I made sure when we walked into the clinic with our stroller to loudly pronounce to reception- "She was made here!" This was out of pride but also out of remembrance for all those sitting in the waiting room. I remember being a bit perturbed by people bringing their bouncing babies into a fertility clinic. But I wanted to give some hope and I wanted to make it clear - Don't scorn me, I went through hell to have this baby! The cool thing was there were two other couples in the waiting room who were also using surrogates so it seemed to be surrogate day at the clinic. In the end, our daughter charmed everyone. She was smiling and waving at anyone who passed by. Perhaps she knew we brought her back to her humble lab beginnings.

So the wait is on. But I feel no stress. Partly because this whole cycle was so quick and the decision still seems so abstract. But also it doesn't feel like life or death the way it was the first time. It's like after eating a delicious piece of cake and waiting to see if they will serve me an extra one. Either way I win.

Beta is November 29th. Let's see if we'll be thanking our lucky stars this thanksgiving holiday. Everyone out there reading, thanks for the support and have a fabulous Turkey Day.

12 comments:

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Many congratulations on this transfer! Love your analogy of the second piece of cake. I remember those reception area feelings well when people would bring their kids, so that's awesome that you told them that she was made there. :)

Continued good thoughts and best wishes!

The Definition of Mom said...

wow, transfer already! Your one brave lady, the thought of doing surrogacy again sends chills down my spine(i know I'm not strong enough to do it again), clearly your had an excellent surrogacy experience, and a real desire to have another wee person!

FET Accompli said...

Wow, that is the fastest surrogacy back-to-back I've ever heard of! Incredible! Unbelievable!

heartincharge said...

Congrats on a successful thaw!

Dora said...

Ooooh, beta day is my miracle, donor embie girl's first birthday. That's got to be lucky! :-)

Flower said...

Congrats on such a great transfer.

Kim said...

How exciting for you- this is happening so quickly there's probably not much time to think about it! I love that you proudly proclaimed your daughter was made at the clinic - I bet it shot some optimism into everyone waiting there! Thinking of you....xoxoxoxox

Holly said...

Praying for great results, hope those little embies find a warm little spot to hang out for the next 9 months!!!

Sue said...

Good luck with your little frosties!

akamrsx said...

Sorry I'm late but I am sending lots of good sticky vibes your way!

J and C Smith said...

Good luck...praying it all works out the way it should and that you will have something else to be grateful for come the end of the month!

CC said...

I've still been following along. Hope the transfer takes!