Monday, August 21, 2006

The Plight of the Tiny Snowbabies!

Saturday was the day! J and I got up early... Okay, I got up early, J rolled around in bed until it was time to go... I made him take me to Panera for breakfast (let the spoiling begin!). We went to the office and barely had to wait, which was great since my bladder was soooo full! Not full enough, however, as Nurse made me drink another entire water bottle!

The embryologist came in and said she had to thaw out 6 snowbabies to get 2 good ones. One was an A and starting to compact, and the other was a B, starting to show signs of compaction. Don't ask what compaction is, I don't know... I was a little sad about my discarded snowbabies, and the fact that I only have 3 left, but I'm trying to be hopeful that I won't even need them!

The procedure was a little painful, but I'm sure nothing compared to childbirth. The entire time I kept praying "Please God, let this be it... Let these little embryos grow to become healthy babies!"

The doctor shook our hands and said that he thinks he'll be giving us good news in a couple weeks. The amount of hope I have in that is so overwhelming. The nurse gave us an ultrasound picture, and I so badly want to put it in a baby book. "This is you when you were 8 cells..."

My aunt called me up, all excited, saying "This is IT! I can feel it! I just know it!" I really hope so! I'm feeling really, really hopeful about the whole thing. I'm going to try to hold on to that feeling for as long as possible.

Its just amazing to think that I have little snowbabies in me... Its just a nice feeling. And I'm embracing it with my entire heart and soul!

6 comments:

Dianne/Flutter said...

Chills, I have the chills. Praying that this is it for you my friend!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Joei! I'm so exited for you. I can't wait for your beta. Try not to handle the u/s photo until it's doggeared; you'll want it to look nice in the baby book. :-)

Carla said...

Joei I am so hopeful for you! Come on, snowbabies, STICK!! Just keep telling them that they are going to make it, and picture yourself with that beautiful, rounded belly in a few months!
Love, Carla

Heather said...

I'm so excited for you!!! How soon can you have a beta done???

Lee said...

Stick snowbabies, stick!!! Praying with all my heart for you Joei & J.

Rowans - mum said...

He does listen joei & I hope he is listening to all the prayers that are being said for you & your snow babies right now xxxx