After the first round didn't work I was feeling like I "didn't know if I could do it again." We went to Orlando shortly after for a conference and I guess the Happiest Place on Earth helped me gather up my courage for a second round.
This time the hormone injections were a little trickier as Abe was out of town except for a few short weekends. It was a relief that the nurses at work were supportive and willing to administer my injections at the end of each work day (or maybe they gladly took the chance to stab me with needles!). This meant I only had to give myself my shot one time which was a big relief.
Finally mid-October arrived and we were ready for transfer #2.
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From my personal journal on October 15, 2014.
I was really glad Abe was able to come home from Mason City last night to be here for my embryo transfer.
|Our embryo bubble|
This time I feel very guarded and matter-of-fact. I know there is a high chance it wont work and that part of it feels real now. So, I'll try to just patiently wait without too much thought about it.
* * *Unfortunately, our blood test 10 days later came back negative again. I was very disappointed as I started to get a glimpse of the idea that it may never work. But, I could pick the good out of it as I was very worried about the timing. If the baby had come we would have had a 4th of July baby--the busiest time at work for me and also for Abe (this would be his first week as a senior resident with extra responsibilities and new residents to train and perhaps an inability to get much time off).
Embryo count: 4 remaining