Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chillaxin'

TOIAW speaks the local language fluently. He is what is called a 'heritage speaker' meaning he immigrated to the U.S. prior to beginning his formal education but continued to speak his parents' native language in the home. As such, his command of the language is that of a native speaker and his vocabulary is excellent. One evening during our trip to Krakow, our dinner entertainment consisted of the children peppering TOIAW with vocab questions. The 5-year old of the group is so incredibly sweet and she was having trouble being heard (not uncommon, I would imagine, when you have 2 older siblings and a younger brother who views everyone in his life as an additional audience member) until she piped up with her question: "How do you say 'chillax'?" I didn't think I would ever stop laughing! TOIAW was stumped by that question so I'll just go ahead and say it in English: I'm chillaxin' today!


We transferred 3 embryos yesterday. They thawed 8 and 6 survived the thaw. The remaining 3 are being grown [hopefully] to blastocyst and we'll assess how many to transfer tomorrow. I know some of you experienced IVFers are shuttering to think we're tranferring that many but we know the risks and we'll deal with them as they come. Keeping in mind this is a frozen transfer and I have some uterine lining/bloodflow issues, we felt it was the right decision. However, yesterday my doctor proclaimed my lining to be "excellent, the best." As I have mentioned before, he is never this excited or emotional so I very well could be entering reality tv territory. Who knows? In any event, as I live and breathe, I promise on all I hold dear that I will never, ever get a haircut as hideous as that Kate woman with all the babies. Also, I will never have an affair with the body guard.


This morning I managed to administer the "in the rear" progesterone injection without inflicting shooting pain down my leg which is what happened Friday on my first attempt. I feel confident I will be able to do it from now on and, like I've read a lot on the interwebs, it really isn't that bad. I was feeling a little melancholy about everything so I asked (read: nagged until he surrendered) TOIAW to call them embryologist and check on the growing embryos. So far, so good on that front with 2 doing well and the other a bit behind. That seemed to calmed me down a bit. Any and all prayers are welcome for the embryos in my uterus and the ones in the lab!


Today is actually TOIAW's 35th birthday! We planned on going out with some friends but were notified yesterday of a cook-out so he's there with our friends and I'm home. I think it would have been too much with the heat and everything and I'm glad I stayed home. He'll be home soon and we're going to chillax some more this evening. He's traveling this week and won't be back before I leave next weekend so I won't see him until August. It's not ideal but I think it will be fine.


I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. Because TOIAW can't be with me, he asked our housekeeper to escort me. I feel quite pretentious doing this but it will be nice to know someone is watching my stuff and can help me get a cab home and help me with dinner once I do get home. It's my one last hurrah with her before I return to the U.S. and no longer have a housekeeper who does laundry, cooks, shops, irons, and all the other things I would rather not do. It was fun while it lasted.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

So glad to hear that you are chillaxin' at home today, and excellent news about the embryos. Can't wait to hear the good news from beta day soon.

Rachel said...

ps - and glad you'll be back in the U.S. by then, especially given the number of embryos.

N said...

Also glad you'll be back in the US, and thinking so so so so many good thoughts for you and the embryos.

Happy birthday to TOYAW!

AKD said...

No judgment here about the number of embryos transferred. If that would give us the best chance of having our babies, I would do the same thing. It sounds like the transfer just went awesome, Rachel - I'm going to continue praying for another good one tomorrow, and many more to come!

Enjoy the chillaxing, and I can't wait for another update!

Soapchick said...

Happy Birthday to TOIAW and happy transfer to you! Praying for a positive beta shortly!

D415_evonN_Risinger0 said...

宇宙萬物中,沒有比人的存在更值得驚訝的!是怎樣的緣份讓我能在分享你的心情~~ ....................................................

N said...

Given time differences, I'm assuming today's transfer already happened? How did it go?

Me said...

Just wanted to thank you for your support on my blog on the loss of my dog. Good luck with your transfer! I hope you get wonderful news :). - Tkeys