Friday, September 13, 2013

Emily and Chad + Six!!!!

So for the passed 10 days-ish I have been going through infertility treatments for egg harvesting.  Which has been complete hell for me.  But it was all worth it when I got a call from the hospital on Thursday saying that out of all of the embryos they were able to freeze six (which is great)!  They explained that they only use AA or B+ quality embryos and there were also a bunch that were C+ quality, but decided not to keep those since they usually do not survive the freezing and thawing process.  So the hubs and I are hoping these little monsters are going to be prodigies since they were such high quality! At least we can wish hey?

They also told me to stop up and pick up a picture of our future babies!!

That totally made my day! I got up there as soon as I could and got their very first picture!  Now I know that there are a lot of ladies out there that get pictures of their kids taken, just born, one month, three months, six months, one year, sitting on the swing at the park, crawling around, sitting in the stroller, playing with their toes, eating grass, etc...which don't get me wrong 99.9% of the time I don't mind seeing them, but I have to admit it stings a little bit when I'm sad about the whole predicament. But come on... who can honestly say they have a picture of their kids when they are LITERALLY 6 DAYS OLD!?  This lady and her hubs can!  And this is their VERY first picture in a petri dish! How cute!

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Yes those little circles are our future kids! I think they look a lot like their father if I say so myself! :)  The dark areas in the center of the circle is the beginning stages of our kids.  Totally weird, but I am blessed and its a total miracle!

Like the wonderful "parents" we are, we froze them.  Yup. Frozen next to the lasagna in the freezer.  Well maybe not in our freezer, but they are safe in their temporary home for a few years! 

So right now, our future hell raisers are frozen waiting for me to get done with my laundry list of chemo, after chemo drugs, and then the two year waiting time so that I'm "safe" to do the whole pregnancy thing.  And frankly I cannot wait! 

I wish I could fast forward through this process.  But I can't.  So I just go through my emotional roller coaster filled with more and more 5% moments and hope that I don't drive the hubs nuts!  I honestly thought 5 months ago that the hubs and I would be pregnant now, not dealing with this stuff, but at least technology has advanced to such a stage that I can go into chemo with peace of mind...but I can still be pissed right?


  1. Love it Em, especially the eating grass pic since I just posted that earlier this month. Your babies are beautiful...and will be well adjusted to our cold Wisconsin winters :)

    1. I didn't even see that pick, I was just shooting in the dark with examples!!! True-they are just prepping for winter!