The ins & outs of our IVF journey & life in general!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
This is the place where my babies will be conceived(NO, Mike and I will not be "doing it" here!). It sounds so perverce since most babies are conceived in bed, but such are the joys of infertility. This is where we will have the egg retrieval and transfer and where they will grow the embryos.
Oddly enough, right across from the fertility centre is this church? or whatever it is. Mike and I joke that everyone will go pray that this works after they have their transfer!
After our last two trips to Ottawa we have decided that we will stay in a hotel room in Ottawa the night before the transfer and reteival. Both times we were delayed and rerouted through Prescott and Mallorytown. Here are some pics of our detour through Prescott:
I don't know what the name of this factory is or what it makes but is had the most revolting smell. Across from it was the water view and all along the road there was really big beautifull homes. I felt bad for all the people who built their homes there. I could not live with that smell 24-7. GROSS!! Here are some pics of our Mallorytown detour:
Not many good pics since it was night. We were stuck in traffic on the 401 for over an hour behind a woman who did not know how to drive a stick shift. She would stop and go instead of coasting along like everyone else. I don't know how many people ended up pulling in front of her but it was maddening! Then we ran into a blizzard once we were able to get on the 416. So when what was normally a 1 1/2 hour trip turned into a 3 1/2 hour trip we decide to take no chances. I should be starting the BCP's in about a week or so. I can't believe things are finally starting to happen.
Simply said, Infertility sucks! I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. That being said, it has taught me a lot about strength, compassion and patience. I am extremely fortunate to have conceived a perfect, beautiful daughter via my 1st IVF cycle. I am hoping that we will be just as fortunate this time around.