It's amazing how easily children's poems get absorbed into my brain. "Green is go and red is stop. Yellow is peaches with cream on top..."
The HSG slides were found, misfiled in the office. I've longed to share this good news with you, but we made a last minute decision to visit the grandparents over the weekend. And I hate typing on the ipad which meant the news had to wait. So, a belated THANK YOU for your prayers!
Last Wednesday was my final day on birth control. Today is cycle day two (hopefully last cycle for oh, at least eighteen months!) and the first day of estradiol (a form of oral estrogen). I had my baseline sonogram this morning and everything looks as it should.
I had my pill bottle on the kitchen table during lunch and, after questions, explained to the kids that this is one of the medicines I have to take to get my tummy ready for the baby seeds. There was some initial confusion, as Cora thought these little blue pills were the baby seeds. "No, no," I explained, "Momma and Daddy will go to the doctor in two and a half weeks and then the doctor will put the baby seeds in my tummy. And then a few weeks later, you and Mac can come with us to the doctor to find out how many babies are growing."
We have more of a timeline now:
April 27 - increase daily estradiol
May 6 - next sonogram in Austin (another uterine lining check to see that everything's cooperative)
May 7 - begin progesterone (vaginal suppositories this time as opposed to the injections from our previous transfers)
May 10 - Day three Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) in Austin (all three embryos, assuming they survive the thaw, will be transferred) Since these are day three embryos and we're doing a day three transfer, I assume the embryos will be thawed that morning and our transfer will be mid-morning or early afternoon.
Appx May 21 - Official pregnancy test, at a local lab
May 24 - MOVE
Week of June 10 - Pregnancy sonogram in Austin (first head-count!)
And then June 18 - 19, our tenth anniversary trip to Sinya. Even if we do nothing for those few days, the getaway will still be wonderful, and much needed!
As a side note on this post's title: The kids love playing "Red Light Green Light" on their bikes. They can correctly tell you that red light means stop, yellow means slow, and green means go. However, on their bikes, green means go, yellow means slow, and red means as fast as you can go. And then Momma will turn on her "sirens" and chase you and give you a ticket. They've been even more interested in this game since I recently had some, ahem, real life ticket experience. speeding, not running a light, and no sirens were used. And I was very compliant, unlike Cora and Mac when I pull them over.