Thursday, March 15, 2012

In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other. - Ecclesiastes 7:14

The test came back negative.  The embryo died.  Thank you for your support and prayers leading up to today.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ten on Ten: Embryo Adoption - Transfer Day

We decided to do something a little different for this Ten on Ten set. We took our pictures on the 6th because that was a very special day for us. About 3 years ago we adopted 6 little embryos. Two years ago we transferred 2 of them; one is our daughter Halcyone. This week we had another (our third) embryo transferred! 

I don't usually post explanation with my Ten on Ten posts, but I have here to help explain the process and our special day. Please continue to pray that this special little baby has implanted and is growing. We still have a long 5 days to wait for our blood test. 

The building on the right, overlooking Lake Union, is where our frozen little babies live. 

We checked in for our appointment, and I got an acupuncture treatment.  

This is a picture of our third child! The embryologists took this picture about an hour prior to transfer. It takes about 20 minutes to thaw an embryo.  

Transfer time! The window on the left goes into the embryology lab.  

We took the rest of the day as a date day.  

Lunch at Blue C Sushi! We had lunch here after Halcyone's transfer too.  

I love California rolls. 

Tom and I got to browse my favorite paper crafting store.  

We walked through a couple other shops at University Village and got cookies! 

While we were walking around we picked out a blueberry candy stick to take back home to Halcyone. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pray for Number Three

Please pray for our little, yet not so little, family on Tuesday. (I mean, you can pray for us before then too, but please pray specifically for Tuesday!)

Most of you know that we adopted 6 frozen embryos about three years ago. Two years ago tomorrow we thawed two of those sweet little babies. Both implanted and grew, but one never developed a heartbeat. The other, Halcyone, had a heartbeat by 5 weeks and continues to grow healthily today!

On Tuesday morning, an embryologist will thaw out our third adopted little baby. Around 11:30AM PST. within a few hours of removal from the frozen tank, a reproductive endocrinologist will squirt that (hopefully) healthy little embryo into me.

Please be praying that this baby survives the thaw, that my body is well prepared, and that this little baby implants. We won't know the outcome until 10 days after this transfer, but we know that God cares for this little baby even more than we do.

Pray that the embryologist will respect our requests. We have asked that if they feel that an embryo does not look "good enough" after thawing, that it would still be given the opportunity to implant and grow. If this is the case, the doctors will then thaw a second embryo to transfer as well.

Friday, March 2, 2012

(Almost) Spring Garden

Miss H and I have been working in our veggie garden lately. She likes to redistribute pea gravel, put weeds that I have pulled back in the raised beds, and crunch around in the rocks. We had a new camera lens to try out today, so we went out to play. Unfortunately, as soon as we opened the front door it started to rain! Here are a few quick pictures we got before it got too wet.