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Monday, January 6, 2014


Everything went well with today's FET. 100% of the embryo's cells survived the thaw and the cells had started the replicate. We got to see the embryo before it was transferred and again once it was in my uterus. Very cool. Dr. Surrey did the transfer and it was great to see him again. We did acupuncture before and after the transfer, as we did with FETs 1-2. In fact, everything was the same (valium, bedpan after transfer, wheelchaired out).

Here's a picture of our embryo:

Now I'm on bedrest rest of today and tomorrow, then home Wed. So all we can do at this point is rest and cheer on our little embie. Go little bean! Burrow in there!

As for the rest of the trip:
We're staying at the Candlewood Suites (see previous description of this hotel [including pix] from our ER trip here). We got a 2 Queen beds room this time. It doesn't seem bigger than the King we had last time but it's nice to have the extra bed so we can have 1 for my bed rest days for eating in etc and one for sleep. We got this place for $59 per night which was a steal (other comparable hotels were at least $100 per night). It's still clean and quiet and the front desk staff very friendly and helpful. We brought DVD's this time given the problems we had with streaming Netflix last time. We've been watching a mix of Netflix and DVD's.

Also, for those traveling out here, we totally recommend Thai Orchard. It's right across from the Target on Lincoln. The food is yummy!! (we love the calamari appetizer--it's unlike any calamari we've ever had! and the satay beef). And the prices are very good (less than $10 each for dinner entree). And you can order take out.

As with FET #2, we didn't bring our DD with us. She's staying at our house with a dear friend.  At 22 months, it'd be way too hard for her to understand why I'm in bed all day and not picking her up, etc. I miss her terribly but we get to facetime and I know she's having a blast with our friend.


  1. SO happy to hear all went well and you are PUPO! Hope the little embie settles in for the long haul!

  2. I hope all is going well for your. I am beginning my next FET journey there for baby #2. Love Dr. Surrey!