Today is the big day! We can’t believe how nervous we are! And everything with today is about being CALM and RELAXED! We don’t know if anyone can live up with expectations like that! Be serious now!
There is a lot of prep this time around, just like last time. Before we can even go into the See Nurse l33T Joy there a full page list of things that need to be checked off with a 8:15am start time.
8:15am – Take drugs (the dumb kind)
8:45am – Pee
9:15am – 600mg Ibuprofen
9:15am – Eat lightly and take all the normal drugs (6-8 pills)
9:15am – Start drinking 6-8 large glasses of water
10:15am – Be at the doctor!
10:15am – Take that lovely valium!
10:15am – 11:15am – Sit around in a room for a while, ask a couple question, go through some paperwork. Sit around some more even through Derrian NEEDS to pee, she is NOT allowed to.
About 11:15am and we were finally escorted (including a walkie-talkie announcement) to our dimly lit room and has the awesome secret door to it. The door is pretty cool, we don’t think it even opens from the outside. It leads back to where the mad scientists play Jurassic Park with our little egg and swimmers. 😉
Derrian gets her normal pedestal (or torture device) and is given the awesome warmed blanket. Before the Mad Scientist come to chat. We have a male one this time. This is probably the first time we have seen a male anywhere in this Office. They must all be hidden in the back! LOL.
He’s casual and cool, has a little trainee following him around. The best kind of doctors are the ones who relax around you, that is for sure!
He gave us the picture!!! Squee! Two perfect little Raptor eggs all ready for they new squishy Pokeball home! We blink back tears, that news is great. One is top quality, “textbook” he called it. The second is still high quality but has a bit of fragmentation on it (We had to research this later, but it is very common).
Fragmentation, also called blebbing, is a process where portions of the embryo’s cells have broken off and are now separate from the nucleated portion of the cell. It is preferable to have little or no fragmentation. However, fragmentation in human embryos is quite common. You just don’t want a lot of it.
We are over the moon! But what about the rest? There were 7 total taken out. How did they do?
THEY ALL FERTILIZED!!!
All freaking 7!! We have never seen this in all of our time with Mr. Google and the wide wide interwebs. You are constantly losing numbers with process, EVERY step of the way. How did all 7 fertilize! OMG.
We are growing a little pack of Raptors this time. Everybody better watch out!
They will watch these 5 until Day 5, and if they are high enough quality they will then be know as “Dinos on Ice”, to wait for another day.
The doctors all left us to prepare the next part of the procedure. There might have been some fist-bumping going on. It definitely made the nerves go away. (Or was that the valium kicking in??) ;P
The rest of the procedure was WAY easier then the first, nothing notable, less painful. Quick and easy! Nurse l33T Joy’s assistant even humored us with a little “10-4” on the walkie once we got the okay that all the dino eggs had made it into their new home safe and sound.
Nurse l33T joy gave us “sticky vibes” and said at that moment we were pregnant. Really a heart warming thing.
It is really amazing that we made the journey through 2 other healers before arriving here. And it was totally worth it!
The rest of the day was Derrian in bed sleeping off the drugs! And us getting news that our friends burnt some sage for us and prayed all went well. 🙂 Our friends are amazing!