Tuesday, March 18, 2014


On Saturday the 15th, AF came unexpectedly and a week early. The first thing I thought about was if it was going to throw all the timing off we had just discussed on Thursday. So on Monday morning I called the clinic and left a message with the receptionist to give to the nurse. Later in the afternoon I got a call from the clinic. They asked me about AF and then surprised me by asking if I’d be able to come in tomorrow afternoon for the mock transfer and hysteroscopy. That was quite a surprise! It was pretty short notice so I told them I’d call them back and let them know once I checked with work. After making sure my schedule would be ok, I called back and left a message that it was a go!

Today I worked about half a day again and then left to make the trek up to Ann Arbor. I went by myself this time though since no one was free to go with me. Good thing for audio books! That made the drive go by much faster.

I got to Ann Arbor after 1 pm and my appt was at 1:50 pm. I stopped at a gas station and went to the bathroom and picked up a drink and some snacks for the ride back home. I started chugging water since I had to have a full bladder for the procedures and I downed 3 Ibuprofen that they recommended since their might be cramping afterwards.

My IM met me for a little bit at the clinic but then she had to go back to work. It was good to see her for at least a little bit. They got started pretty quickly once my IM left. Both the hysteroscopy and the mock transfer went very smoothly and was easy. They said everything looked good and went very well! Great news! I finished with a mandatory exam (after using the bathroom) and then one of the nurses came in and we went over injections and future schedule. We set everything up so that we’d do a April 19th lining check and a April 24th transfer. Wow! This is really happening!

I went to the lab after I was done with the clinic to get some labs drawn and then started the trek back home. I stopped at one point for more gas and food and a bit of stretching.

I started my OCPs tonite to start preparing for the real deal.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Medical Screening

Today I had my medical screening at the UM Center for Reproductive Medicine up in Ann Arbor. My appt was in the afternoon so I was able to work at least half a day and not have to miss work completely, which I was very happy about! Once I left work I went straight to my MIL's house where I waited for her to get off work. Then we left for Ann Arbor. She drove to Ann Arbor and back to her house so I didn't have to do as much driving plus it made DH feel better that I wasn't going alone.

We made good time up there and got there a little early. We went ahead and went inside and I filled out some paperwork. My IPs met us at the clinic and it was my first time meeting them in person. They were so nice and I just loved them right away. We left with them to get some drinks and snacks at a nearby Whole Foods. I've never been to one before and let me tell you I'm completely jealous of people who have one in their town! It was so nice and I wish I could shop there all the time!

My IPs generously bought our drinks and snacks. We chatted for a bit at one of the small tables and then we hurried back over to the clinic. I finished some more paperwork and they called me back. My IM went back with me while my MIL and my IF stayed in the waiting room. They took my weight and BP and then we went back to one of the rooms. My IM stayed with me for a bit and then she had to leave for a bit. I talked with one of the nurses and the one of the doctors about everything and they asked me a bit of my history. Everyone was very nice!

My IPs came back at that point to say goodbye as they were leaving the clinic. I stayed a bit longer to talk to the nurse about what the next steps were and the expected timeline. We set up dates for the end of April for a hysteroscopy and mock transfer. There's definitely a lot to think about and plan!

The whole appt was about 1.5 hrs. Then we headed back to my MIL's house and then I drove the rest of the way home. I got back about 9:30 pm. Long day with lots of driving but it was definitely a great day. I was very happy to meet my IPs finally and they were happy to meet me too. :)