We had our embryo transfer yesterday and everything went great. "Perfect" was the word of the day. Dr. Marrs walked in and said, "You get the Heisman Trophy Award for the best embryos." I didn't really know what he meant at first but he said that our embryos couldn't have ranked any higher - they were perfect! :) I instantly got the chills! I think embryo transfer is the most nerve wrecking day (well...besides the day of the pregnancy test). I was so worried about how our embryos were growing and how many good ones we would have. Jamie had a quick ultrasound to check how full her bladder was. She had to have it super full so they can better visualize her uterus - which is really uncomfortable for her. They said her uterine lining measured 12mm - which is perfectly fluffy! We ended up implanting 2 embryos and freezing 9!! Hopefully this transfer works and we can use the frozen embryos in a couple years for some siblings! :)
I had to get another picture of all the special tools haha..
Our embryo incubator.
Dr. Richards getting our embryos from the petri dish to implant in Jamie.
Watching the ultrasound machine - seeing my future babies being implanted. They stick a small straw through Jamie's cervix and into her uterus so they can implant the embryos exactly where they want them.
The outer layer creates the placenta and the inner cluster creates the baby! Dr. Marrs said there are already over 130 cells! :)
Curtis was out of town in Arizona for work - so he wasn't there. Which is kind of hilarious to think about - My husband wasn't even in the same state when our babies were conceived haha.. How is that even possible?! However, my mom got to be there, which was so awesome!
When Dr. Marrs walked in he said, "Wow, we have the whole family here - Grandma, Mom, Aunt, & Uncle." :) My mom didn't get it at first. I had to explain that she's the grandma, I'm the mom, Jamie's the aunt, and Tyler's the uncle. Then she laughed out loud. :)
She's my hero. Truly. I can't think of anything more selfless than what Jamie is doing for us. Amazing.
After the transfer, my mom and I went up to Jamie's house to watch her kids while she was on bed rest.
Just the cutest thing.
My mom is definitely the best grandma EVER!
Hugging her Mickey Mouse.
We rented a movie for the kids and got some treats! :)
It is seriously crazy how much you can love your nieces and nephews. I can't even imagine how it feels with your own child. Hopefully we get to experience that soon!