Monday, December 11, 2006

11w4d CVS Procedure

I am lying on the couch taking it easy after our CVS procedure this morning. It went very well - the doc was able to get samples from both wigglers through my cervix, thereby thwarting the need to go through the abdomen. With twins, they often do have to go through the abdomen for at least one of 'em.

I would say that the procedure was no more uncomfortable than my HSG, which is to say, pretty mild. I have sort of a wacky curved cervix that creates a challenge for any doc trying to thread a catheter up there, but this doc was really adept! Frankly, the worst part was when he put the speculum in and had to wrench things around a little because of my retroverted uterus.

The doc had an awesome bedside manner and spent a lot of time with us. What a great guy. And so awesome to know that his stats are amazing. So. We'll get the partial results by the end of this work week, and the rest of the results (they need to culture cells) within 5 weeks.

Hubs was pretty nervous this morning. Actually, he mentioned it quite a few times this week. I think the anticipation is hard for him. For some reason, even though I am an accomplished worrier, I don't feel too worried about this. I guess I'm so used to people messing around in the ol' Ute that it just doesn't phase me much anymore. Also, as far as the results go, I figure that what is already is, and has been so since we put sperm and egg together. I want everything to be ok, but just don't feel any worry. Novel!

Really hope that everything is ok and that we can start to tell people. It's getting harder to hide - I'm a pretty slim person and am definitely showing a pot belly. And looking a bit thicker in general. I've made so many excuses and told so many little white lies (little pink and/or blue lies?) that I really am looking forward to coming clean.

And yes, we're gonna find out the genders. Stay tuned. Reading you, and fingers crossed for all the CycleSistas...

10 comments:

wannabmom214 said...

Got fingers crossed...

Praying for you!

Carey said...

Glad to hear everything went well with the CVS procedure. Take it easy today :) It's a veg out on the couch kind of day for me too...

Emmie said...

Glad to hear you are doing okay and are feeling calm about waiting for the results. I'm hoping everything will be just perfect and you can start telling everyone right for the holidays!

It is surprising how fast a twin pregnancy will show, especially when you are slim. My friends who already have kids are shocked to see how big I am this early. So be prepared...it's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and I will look forward to hearing your preliminary and final results. I check daily and am cheering for all 4 of you!!!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

So glad that all went well. I will be checking back for updates.

Hopeful Mother said...

So happy to hear that all is well.

p.s. thanks for the crossed fingers... I start stims in January.

Cathy said...

Hey there - I have just read your blog for the first time and will save it as a favorite. We just started an IVF cycle and because of prior pregnancy loss at 20 weeks, will be doing PGD this time with the embryos prior to implantation and my RE says to be prepared for no normal embryos to transfer because I am 40. Your blog has been really calming for me and I just want to say thank you for creating it. I have my egg retrieval tomorrow and I am showing 6 follicles on one side and 4 on the other - only a few were at least 18. I am just praying for one good egg for transfer and hoping for two. This is our last chance, financially speaking, and I'm trying to not think about that because it puts more pressure on me and I think I'm doing a decent job of not focusing on negative. Anyway, again, your blog sure has helped. Thank you.

Cathy said...

p.s. on the positive thinking side... what is the name of your CVS guy? I'm in CA too and would love to know. Thanks :)

UtRus said...

cathy, thanks for visiting my blog! please email me and I will give you all the info utRus@hotmail dot com

Tinker said...

Thanks for the crossed fingers. I'm sure all the sistas can use it!