(Remember, I wrote this down as it was happening, but the actual date is below!)
Friday, January 20th 2012
Today was my first day back at work. It’s a little surreal for life to be getting back to normal after such a momentous event happened. Also, it’s a bit of a bummer to change out of PJs and leave the couch after 2 days, but life goes on. I just tried to conspicuously drink my hot chocolate and switch my heating pad from side to side:) Thankfully we had a training in the morning (that was good!!) so I just got to sit back and listen.
I saw my client who has 22 month old triplets that I ADORE this afternoon… Although there’s a very, very small chance we would get triplets, I am hoping with joy over both babies surviving and getting the double blessing of twins!! The multiple world is one I have been begging to join for years:)
We hung out with our good friends Grayson and Carlie and got to share in our joy with them for a bit. So thankful and excited for another day with our babies!!!
And just in case you’re wondering, here is chart from NYU Fertility Center showing what happens between an embryo transfer and pregnancy… hoping and praying these babies are implanting and growing!
|Days PastTransfer (DPT)||Embryo Development|
|One||The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell|
|Two||The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus|
|Three||The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation|
|Five||Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop|
|Six||Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream|
|Seven||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Eight||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Nine||Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy|