Jun 5, 2010


Hello!! Today was a very eventful day for me. I met with our RE again. I thought it was just a routine ultrasound to make sure my body was still doing what it's supposed to do...WRONG! DEAD WRONG!

My appointment was at 9am, so I just took the morning off. After I got there, I realized I maybe should have really paid attention to what this visit was to entail and took the whole day off. When I got into the room, she re-explained what the visit would entail and I just wanted to run from the room!!

This was my trial transfer. She went through the "process" as if we were doing the transfer so she could get some ultrasound pictures and verify that my body was in fact doing what it's supposed to, yada, yada, yada!

She told me that I would experience some uncomfortable times. Well, uncomfortable was not the correct wording. I came to school with this AWFUL bloating feeling and had to ward off kids from their hugs! Second graders are the perfect height to grip you right around your stomach area. The pain turned into this major feeling of bloating and I felt as if I had to take the biggest poo in my life! Thank goodness I had scheduled a massage at the chiropractor after school. So, she helped to alleviate some of the pain.

It's 2am right now (I fell asleep at 9 and now I'm WIDE awake!) and the pain has diminished a little. I still have some bloating and now it feels like I just need to toot. Hopefully overnight I will find some comfort.

Good news is, everything looked great. Utereus was looking fine, the entry to get in was no problem, other than the fact she told me my bladder was a little too full (I think I peed for 5 minutes after the ultrasound), she even said my ovaries are looking good! So, even though I'm having some stomach issues, I'm excited. We're off and running!

As for the adoption, we sent in the embryo paperwork. I talked with a lady from the agency though and she told me that although we are doing the embryo adoption, in order to get the home study arranged, we have to fill out the domestic paperwork. UGh! I wish I would've known that sooner. I'm not kidding, the domestic paperwork is about an inch thick, with a questionnaire for each Jesse and I to complete. The questionnaire is so in depth and makes you soulsearch a bit. I am just about finished with mine. Of course the two questions I'm stumped on are what are my strengths? And what strengths do you bring to your marriage? I'm hoping to have my questions done this weekend, so I can assist Jess in finishing up his.

So, as it stands, part of the paperwork is in. The other part is in the works. I am hoping to have it all complete by next weekend. I'll keep you posted!


Kelli said...

Hey Michelle!! I am so excited for you guys too! I remember that packer of paperwork, and you're right...the self study is the hardest part! But it will all be worth it in the end. :-) I'll be checkng in and can't wait to see how things progress for you guys! xoxo!

Courtney said...

So exciting!!! Good luck with finishing your packets!

P.S. Drinking lots of Gatorade will help the bloating.

Christina said...

Haha! All of that paperwork will make you feel like filling out college financial aid applications are a breeze. Excited for you! Sorry about all of the discomfort but it will be worth it!!!

twondra said...

So very excited for you guys!!! Things are really moving along! Can't wait to hear more. :)

Meant to be a mom said...

I'm sorry you had to do all of that. But at least you know now what to expect the next time.
How exciting that your getting so close.

Stacey said...

Sheesh, so sorry about the pain and the bloating, but very happy about the good report. Best of luck to you as you tackle that paperwork! I'm so excited for you as you get closer and closer!!!

Anita said...

Hoping all continues to go well! :)

The paperwork with adoption is terrible, I agree! So glad to hear that everything is moving right along!

MAK-now said...

I'm so excited for you and ecstatic that you've chosen this route to happiness. I wish more people were as loving and open as you and your hubby appear to be. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a successful transfer.


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